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Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

Last post 09-22-2020, 14:37 by kiteflyer. 13 replies.
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  •  09-20-2020, 7:20 805584

    Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    Ok as the title says I,m making a couple of upgrades on the Desk top, these include:

     

    1) Upgrading the memory  from 16GB at 2400MHz to 16GB at 3600 MHz

    2) installing a 1TB M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)

    Existing drives are as follows:

    C drive - 512 GB SSD
    D drive - 1TB baracuda
    E drive - 4 TB Western digital my book (external)
    G drive - 112 GB SSD
    H drive - 1 TB external
    I drive - 2 TB external (1 TB configured as Acronis secure zone)

     I'm thinking of installing PS24U onto the M.2 rather than the existing C drive, and am wondering if there is anything that I need to look out for while doing it, also should i uninstall the existing installation first and if so what if anything do i need to back up, such as the library?

  •  09-20-2020, 7:33 805586 in reply to 805584

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    Will Windows still be on C : ?
  •  09-20-2020, 7:45 805587 in reply to 805584

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    Are you planning to replace the exsting boot drive C: (512GB - presumably SATA?) with the new M.2 (NVME) one? If the new drive won't be the boot/system drive my own feeling is not to install programs on it; non-standard program file locations can lead to trouble (for example exposing bugs caused by assumptions that the program was always installed on drive C:)...

    IMO I'd probably approach the drive upgrade by cloning the existing 512GB system drive onto the new one (so it became drive C:), then once things were working to your satisfaction, reformat the 512GB drive and replace that small (112GB) SSD with it.

    Regards,
    Richard

  •  09-20-2020, 7:46 805588 in reply to 805586

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    saby:
    Will Windows still be on C : ?
    yeah i think I'll leave Windows on C
  •  09-20-2020, 7:52 805589 in reply to 805587

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    culpanr:

    Are you planning to replace the exsting boot drive C: (512GB - presumably SATA?) with the new M.2 (NVME) one? If the new drive won't be the boot/system drive my own feeling is not to install programs on it; non-standard program file locations can lead to trouble (for example exposing bugs caused by assumptions that the program was always installed on drive C:)...

    IMO I'd probably approach the drive upgrade by cloning the existing 512GB system drive onto the new one (so it became drive C:), then once things were working to your satisfaction, reformat the 512GB drive and replace that small (112GB) SSD with it.

    Regards,
    Richard

    That sounds a good plan thanks Richard, I can clone it using Acronis can't I? I assume I'll just have to allocate the rest of the partition that's left to the C drive

    That little SSD isn't doing a lot, in fact i think I've just got it set up for BG render files

  •  09-20-2020, 8:08 805590 in reply to 805588

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    kiteflyer:
    saby:
    Will Windows still be on C : ?
    yeah i think I'll leave Windows on C

    Always a risky operation not to install some programs on the same disk than Windows.

  •  09-20-2020, 8:30 805594 in reply to 805590

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    saby:

    kiteflyer:
    saby:
    Will Windows still be on C : ?
    yeah i think I'll leave Windows on C

    Always a risky operation not to install some programs on the same disk than Windows.

    Yeah decided I'm going to take Richards advise & clone the existing C drive onto the M.2

  •  09-20-2020, 8:39 805596 in reply to 805589

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    Yes, you should be able to use Acronis True Image to clone the drive (usng automatic cloning settings, the partitions will be resized to fill the new drive) - then you should just be able to remove the old drive and boot from the new one (once you're happy, you could reformat that 512GB drive and use it in place of the old 112GB one).

    Regards,
    Richard

  •  09-20-2020, 8:55 805597 in reply to 805596

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    culpanr:

    Yes, you should be able to use Acronis True Image to clone the drive (usng automatic cloning settings, the partitions will be resized to fill the new drive) - then you should just be able to remove the old drive and boot from the new one (once you're happy, you could reformat that 512GB drive and use it in place of the old 112GB one).

    Regards,
    Richard

     

    Yeah just read up on the clone wizard in Acronis, so that's what I'll do.

     

    Thanks for your input both

  •  09-22-2020, 7:21 805709 in reply to 805597

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    All installed & up and running
  •  09-22-2020, 10:36 805720 in reply to 805709

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    Great! Yes
  •  09-22-2020, 12:05 805724 in reply to 805720

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    Must update my specs
  •  09-22-2020, 13:01 805734 in reply to 805709

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    kiteflyer:
    All installed & up and running

    So, how do you feel with this new config ?

  •  09-22-2020, 14:37 805741 in reply to 805734

    Re: Sorting a couple of upgrades on the PC (Desk top)

    saby:

    kiteflyer:
    All installed & up and running

    So, how do you feel with this new config ?

    So far so good thanks Yann, need to get some video together to try on it now, also hopefully should finally have the new laptop early next week as wellBig Smile
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