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Booting from old SSD

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January 18, 2013 8:58:53 PM

Hello TomsHardware community,
I am purchasing a Mushkin Chronos 480GB solid state drive right now (great deal right now) and I am using a SATA3 to USB 3.0 converter right now for my mac to use as a scratch disk. I will be building a computer soon, and want to use the SSD as a boot disk for faster boot times and overall faster performance. I will also have a 3TB 7200rpm mechanical hard drive for storing larger things. Do I have to have a clean SSD for booting, or can I use one with stuff on it already.

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a b G Storage
January 18, 2013 9:17:41 PM

As long as your operating system recognizes the SSD format, you can have data already on the SSD
January 18, 2013 9:22:52 PM

Just make sure to save enough room on the SSD for the OS in your future build, but 480GB is a lot to work with unless your using it for movie/game storage. If you can, i would recommend making a 100GB partition right when you get it just to set it aside.