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June 3, 2014 6:57:13 AM

I am working on a new build and I am wondering if it would be a smart idea to install windows 7 on a ssd or a hard drive? I have heard that it is more dangerous to install it on a ssd. Is this true or is it just as safe as a hard drive? Any advice you be greatly appreciated.
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June 3, 2014 7:05:08 AM

It's more save on a SSD, because it has no moving parts.
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June 3, 2014 7:56:49 AM

noidea_77 said:
It's more save on a SSD, because it has no moving parts.


So I don't have to worry too much about the ssd dying then?
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June 3, 2014 8:14:52 AM

xUntamedInferno said:
noidea_77 said:
It's more save on a SSD, because it has no moving parts.


So I don't have to worry too much about the ssd dying then?

No! But a backup is always recommended.
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June 3, 2014 8:27:41 AM

Which SSD and which mobo?

Some SSDs, like the OCZ Vertex 2, are not to be trusted. Most SATA III SSDs are good, except for the Kingston V300, which is very slow.

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June 3, 2014 9:17:39 AM

noidea_77 said:
xUntamedInferno said:
noidea_77 said:
It's more save on a SSD, because it has no moving parts.


So I don't have to worry too much about the ssd dying then?

No! But a backup is always recommended.

What would you recommend to use for the back up? External hard drive?
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June 3, 2014 1:52:34 PM

The ssd I'm using is the samsung 840 evo and my mother board is the asus hero VI.
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June 3, 2014 2:05:00 PM

xUntamedInferno said:
The ssd I'm using is the samsung 840 evo and my mother board is the asus hero VI.


Both of those are good, high quality components. Your data should be safe on the Evo, but keep regular backups just to be sure.

An external HDD is good, as long as you disconnect it between backups. Here is what I use: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/846319-REG/Hitach...

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June 4, 2014 8:42:11 AM

xUntamedInferno said:
noidea_77 said:
xUntamedInferno said:
noidea_77 said:
It's more save on a SSD, because it has no moving parts.


So I don't have to worry too much about the ssd dying then?

No! But a backup is always recommended.

What would you recommend to use for the back up? External hard drive?

You can use an external or internal harddrive. I use intern drives for the full backup incl the windows installation. In addition i use external drives or a flash drive for my personal data.
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