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Feb 12, 2015 15:07 |  #16

I think you will find that the SSD is a cache drive more than a drive for the OS.

Smart Response Technology is a transparent caching arrangement that intelligently monitors both data reads from and data writes to a standard hard drive, caching the most frequently accessed bits of data to a faster solid-state cache to yield SSD-like performance in a system that uses a standard hard drive for its main storage volume.

http://www.pcworld.com …d_caching_techn​ology.html (external link)

You don't have to worry about trying to fit the OS or apps on the drive as the drive will only cache files mostly commonly used.

I wouldn't worry about reloading windows on the machine once you get it. the OS that Dell has configured will do fine. If there are any apps you don't need then I would say remove them via the control panel.


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Feb 12, 2015 15:25 |  #17

Mark0159 wrote in post #17429037 (external link)
I think you will find that the SSD is a cache drive more than a drive for the OS.

You don't have to worry about trying to fit the OS or apps on the drive as the drive will only cache files mostly commonly used.

I wouldn't worry about reloading windows on the machine once you get it. the OS that Dell has configured will do fine. If there are any apps you don't need then I would say remove them via the control panel.

Makes sense, 32 GB is way too small for the OS, but would make a nice cache.


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Feb 13, 2015 02:57 |  #18

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I suspect that the computer has one hybrid drive, not a separate SSD drive plus a separate spinning drive.

mSATA is a small plugin board type drive. it's separate to any other drive:
http://www.storagerevi​ew.com …on-RealSSD-C400-mSATA.jpg (external link)


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Feb 13, 2015 12:09 |  #19

Congratz! I would add a Samsung EVO 850 SSD for around $100, they are "dirt cheap" these days for what you're getting. It'll be a huge speed booster for your system, and use the other 2tb drive for data & backups.


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Feb 13, 2015 12:52 |  #20

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I would add a Samsung EVO 850 SSD for around $100, they are "dirt cheap" these days for what you're getting. It'll be a huge speed booster for your system, and use the other 2tb drive for data & backups.

OK, for those who might be interested in upgrading an existing system with one of these, how does one install and configure it? I suppose you would need to open the box, plug it into the right cable, get into the BIOS and change settings, do a clean install of Windows, maybe fiddle with drivers, reinstall all apps, and then reconfigure Win and the apps to what they were before...


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Feb 13, 2015 13:42 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #21

Pretty much. Or you could clone the original drive to the ssd after partitioning it to a smaller size than the ssd :)


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Feb 13, 2015 14:01 |  #22

neil_g wrote in post #17429797 (external link)
mSATA is a small plugin board type drive. it's separate to any other drive:
http://www.storagerevi​ew.com …on-RealSSD-C400-mSATA.jpg (external link)

Physically separate perhaps, but not a separate drive to the user. I don't think the user will see a C and a D drive in the Computer panel. I think it is probably a cache drive as previously mentioned. Perhaps hybrid drive was not the correct terminology, but was the idea that I was trying to get across, i.e. that the user would not see two separate drives.


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Feb 13, 2015 14:12 |  #23

O.K. again what is a SSD?


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Feb 13, 2015 14:20 |  #24

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O.K. again what is a SSD?

Sounds like a sinister disease.
Solid state drive. Flash memory basically.


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Feb 13, 2015 14:23 |  #25

is it something you add internally to your pc or is it external? lol I know nothing about PC's


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Feb 13, 2015 14:25 as a reply to  @ imagesbybarbara's post |  #26

It can be either internal or external but typically they're internal. SSD is new technology that replaces regular hard drives which have spinning platters inside them.


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Feb 13, 2015 14:29 |  #27

imagesbybarbara wrote in post #17430526 (external link)
is it something you add internally to your pc or is it external? lol I know nothing about PC's

Sorry for the confusion. It is a type of hard drive that has no physical moving parts. They tend to be much faster but much more expensive than traditional hard drives that have a spinning disk. There are both internal and external versions of both.

My origional comment was only meant to warn you that you probably wouldn't be able to fit much on there other than Win 8.1(which may not actually fit on the drive) but as others have pointed out you may not even need to worry about it since the computer may be set up to view it as a single drive and will automatically put your most used files there.


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Feb 15, 2015 20:26 |  #28

bikfoto wrote in post #17430367 (external link)
Congratz! I would add a Samsung EVO 850 SSD for around $100, they are "dirt cheap" these days for what you're getting. It'll be a huge speed booster for your system, and use the other 2tb drive for data & backups.

Agree with this. It was a huge leap on my pc when I added the 840 Pro a couple of years back.




  
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