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Suggestions for 240GB SSD

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by donnowhy, Jul 2, 2022.

  1. donnowhy

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    Not sure if this is the correct forum but anyway --- I just upgraded my C drive SSD to 1GB and wondering what use to put the old 240GB SSD to. I have one vacant SATA port.
     
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    I'd put OS on the 240G, that way you can quickly restore if you screw up.
     
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    Good idea. The OS is still on it as I cloned it to the bigger SSD. How do you suggest I set it up? In the bios - as in choose which drive to boot from?
     
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    that should happen anyway, just by changing the boot order ?
    either that or use it as a backup for all important stuff if needed
     
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    I think I'll just put the 240GB in a ziplock bag. That way I can't possibly destroy my OS backup. Just so long as I remember where it is. :confused: On the floor of the case seems ideal to me.
     
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    it's not a useful backup imo - SSDs are not intended to store data for long periods without power. If it really is just the operating system, sure, but if you're treatingn it as a data backup, you might want to rethink the strategy.
     
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    Thanks bonox. I'll plug it back in then and figure out what I want to use it for. I may be able to fit my photos on it, or the ones I can't bear to lose.
     
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    long in this sense is at least a year if kept below 30degrees for a consumer drive according to the JEDEC requirements, but after that, pot luck - you'll come back to it one day and "poof", it'll be gone.
     
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    You could also setup an active backup from your main drive to that one.

    I have file history setup in windows to replicate files to a spare drive. That being said I might use something else as pretty sure MS has been removing features from it and its hard to find now so I don't think its getting much development time ( In Win11 you cant even select your own folders to backup just exclude folders ) .
     
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    You could use it as suggested above or what I would do is donate it to a family/friend who is still running a much drive as their main OS drive, and watch their faces light up with the instant extra speed of their pc :p
     
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    I think this is the best suggestion (for me). I think my missus will thank me for this. I might be able to talk her into making pea and ham soup as a reward. At my age that's about the best I can hope for. Or she might let me buy stuff for my 1984 Jeep Wagoneer :rolleyes:.
     
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    Thanks everybody for your suggestions.
     
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    I'd either upgrade something else, or flog it off while it's still worth something.
     
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    It will be going into my missus' desktop.
     

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