Solved How to partition my main hard drive

Microsoft Windows 7 professional sp1 64-...
January 1, 2014 at 19:05:54
Specs: Windows 7, 16
Hello all and Happy New Years to all

Well here i am with another problem with my friends computer witch i did build myself and witch is almost the same as mine. My big problem is the main drive where the system is installed and of course the programs also. Now these drives are SSD drives and they are almost full and i do not know what to do with this. First somebody told me that i should split the hard drive and make some kind of reserve and this would also help in speeding up the computer but how do we do this ???. So how easy is this to transfer the operating system + the programs.

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#1
January 1, 2014 at 22:44:18
Splitting a drives into multiple partitions with do nothing to speed it up, it could even slow things down, especially with a SSD drives.

If the drives a full you really only have two options. Delete something of them or buy bigger drives.

Stuart


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#2
January 2, 2014 at 18:08:22
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The most cost effective way to use your existing SSD drive (short of buying a larger one) is to purchase a conventional hard drive and ADD it to your (his) system as a secondary hard drive. Once it is installed, partitioned (one partition is fine), and formatted, you start by transferring all of your personal files from the SSD drive to the new hard drive. Then you uninstall many of your programs (the ones that are not as speed sensitive) and reinstall them (custom options) onto the new hard drive. You should be able to leave programs and games that you use often on the SSD drive if you have made enough room already. If you have not done it already, turn off virtual memory (paging file) on the SSD drive but you can now turn it on for the hard drive. If you have not done so already, turn off indexing for the SSD drive as well.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
January 2, 2014 at 18:21:11
Hello all and thanks for your help

In the computer i do have other drives witch are much bigger ones. They are Sata drive and they are 2 TB drive and i got another one witch is 3 TB.

My question is can i transfer my operating system + my programs on another drive without rebuilding the hole computer.


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#4
January 3, 2014 at 08:50:53
It is called Cloning where you use software to copy a drive segment by segment over to another. Depending on the software, you may then need to expand the partition on the new drive to use the whole drive as one. Many drive mfg's either include this software or it is available as a download from their websites. Once the drive is cloned, you remove the old drive, reboot into the BIOS and reset the new drive as bootable and all other hard drives as not bootable. Later you can reinstall the old drive and wipe it or set it aside for what-if's.
A primary SSD drive should be 120GB or larger since this will allow you to have enough room for Windows and a reasonable amount of programs/games and you should not run out of room easily, just make sure that you install less important programs on other drives.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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