Switching from hdd to sdd Tags: Hard Drives Flash Drive Storage Last response: February 3, 2013 7:40 AM in Storage Share scassidy100 February 2, 2013 11:41:02 PM So i hear sdd is the way to go for boot up time and i have just aquired my new pc but, seeing as its new i would like to keep the whole process safe! by keeping windows on both the hdd and sdd. The sdd in question will be a flash drive, a maxell 8gb. how can i copy all the things nessicary for this to the sdd? As i said im wanting to leave a copy on my hdd too so at any point i can switch back. Also, what will i actually need to copy over? drivers aswell as windows? And lastly is there any free software to help, thankyou! More about : switching hdd sdd phil22 a c 79 G Storage February 3, 2013 7:40:24 AM The sdd in question will be a flash drive, a maxell 8gb That is not an SSD, it's a USB pen-drive, and anyway 8GB is nowhere near enough space for that task. Booting your PC & starting Windows via USB would take far longer than booting from a hard drive. An SSD is one of these: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/solid-state-drives/715_75... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Switching from HDD to SDD on Windows 7 laptop Forum SolvedMust boot HDD before SDD? Forum Solvedinstalling Windows 7 from my HDD to my SDD. Do I need to re install Drivers and will the HDD be recognized? Forum SolvedChanging parts, issues with OS move from HDD to SDD Forum SolvedDual Storage (SDD + HDD) Drive Setup - MoBo SATA Question Forum SolvedHelp choosing new storage drive? 1TB HDD or 120Gb SDD Forum SolvedHow to transfer everything from HDD to SDD? Forum SolvedPCI slot SSD vs SDD that fits into HDD slot in a desktop Forum SolvedHow do I run my SDD and HDD at the same time? Forum SolvedHow do I use my hdd with sdd? Forum SolvedHelp with HDD and SDD Forum SolvedSDD HDD Not detected through SATA-USB 3.0 cable. Forum SolvedSDD and HDD Forum SolvedMoving OS From The HDD To SDD Forum Solved2 Questions About HDD,SDD,PSU Forum SolvedQuestion About HDD And SDD And PSU Forum SolvedHDD to SDD Forum SolvedSDD and HDD combo Forum SolvedCan I add SDD after build is complete? Also, why HDD&SDD Forum SolvedSDD with an HDD Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !