October 4, 2020 at 6:54 pm #9766
So looking to upgrade my sons PC – custom built (used for gaming and uni work etc.) SanDisk SSD Plus 1TB for just £84.99
The drive has SATA III Interface and Sequential Read Performance of 535MB/s which for the price seems very reasonable especially as Sandisk is part of Western Digital, so a solid company with good history?
They also seem to offer a 480GB SSD Driver, same specs for just £52.99, which again does seem great value
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).October 5, 2020 at 11:24 am #9767
“This is more of a note/reminder to myself ” – for SSD disk management software, Sandisk use a product called Dashboard which you can download and will enable you to manage the SSD drive, but this does not seem to offer a disk cloning option ? Acronis True Image WD Edition Software seems to be the default for Sandisk but will have to give it a try if I order the Sandisk SSD drive and I do hope it is free .
Looking around for an alternative free disk cloning option, http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree seems well supported ?
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).October 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm #9778
Whilst i was looking at SSD drives I noted that there are 2 types of drives which are readily available – NVMe drives and SATA drives.
A NVME SSD drive (3500 MB/s) absolutely destroys a SSD SATA drive (600 MB/s) in terms of raw throughput but in real terms the difference between going SATA to NVME are marginal when using current methods for loading windows/games etc. so not a real draw back to stick with SATA 111 Interface without the added expense of changing mother boards etc.
When like myself, you are upgrading form a traditional HDD to an SSD drive, then this is where you will notice the biggest change in starting up widows etc. and save a few pounds in the process
Hard Disk Speeds:
- Traditional 7200 RPM HDD: 160 MB/s
- SATA III SSD: 600 MB/s
- NVME M.2 SSD: 3500 MB/s
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).October 24, 2020 at 4:34 pm #10027
So I just check my link above and looks like the SanDisk SSD Plus 1TB which was available for £84.99 now costs £96.99
So £12 increase in less than 3 weeks,
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).November 7, 2020 at 6:52 am #10092
So took the plunge yesterday during lockdown and ordered via Amazon the SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB Sata III 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, Up to 535 MB/s, Black for £73.99
Also ordered an Inateck SSD Mounting Bracket 2.5 to 3.5 with SATA Cable and Power Splitter Cable, ST1004 for £7.99 as don’t fancy upgrading sons PC over Xmas only to find power and SATA Data cables are to short etc.
I was thinking of re-using the original HD as an additional secondary storage device, but given my Son has only used 400Mb of his current disk and to save a little electricity, I think I will keep the old HD in a draw, as a backup.
I will before upgrade time how quickly Windows splash screen appears after pressing the power button and after the upgrade when the old 7200 RPM HD is removed and new SSD has been installed.
All in the name of science
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).December 29, 2020 at 11:23 am #10861
So over the Xmas break my Sons SanDisk SSD PLUS 1 TB Sata III’ disk is in and working really well, my Son loves the quick boot up times and how quickly the apps now start etc.
Only real moan (and it is a biggy) is that the Sandisk SSD was supposed to come with a cloning software (via download) and even though the link on the Sandisk App points to Acronis – the link neither worked and we could not find online any free tools by Acronis for cloning.
Luckily – I have used Macrium Reflect 7 previously and as always it cloned beautifully and created / copied the
MBR and the other various partitions including the boot partition.
The SSD drive swapped straight over from the original Toshiba HDD with no adjustment to the BIOS needed.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).April 12, 2021 at 11:36 am #12801
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