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#1 +techbeck

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 23:39

Ok, so I am looking to perform an upgrade on my laptop.  Reason for the upgrade, I have a lot installed and would like to try the upgrade first and see how it goes. If it doesnt work out, fine I will perform a clean install.

 

Attached is what I have for harddrives.  The ST1000 is my 1gb drive.  Yea, not the fastest drive but it does well for now.  My question is the SanDisk 8gb iSSD drive.  Not real familiar with these and just wondering what it is used for.  I have a Samsung Chronos Series 7 laptop.  Figured I should get more info incase a clean install is needed.

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#2 Anibal P

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 23:42

Probably used like on my Acer, it's used as a boot device to increase boot speeds

 

Been meaning to pop a real SSD in mine but haven't had the money yet



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 23:44

Probably used like on my Acer, it's used as a boot device to increase boot speeds

 

Been meaning to pop a real SSD in mine but haven't had the money yet

 

So its just an extra driver/software I need to install after Windows.  Just making sure I dont need to do anything during the install.



#4 Anibal P

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 00:15

Not sure really, hopefully someone knows the answer



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 00:47

You shouldn't need to do anything with it. Just install the software for ExpressCache in Windows later.



#6 Praetor

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 00:53

That SSD is just for cache, usually it's not even possible to replace as it's limited in UEFI for the amount of GB used (also usually it's a mSATA interface, not the most common one). Just install the ExpressCache like snaphat said later when the upgrade is done.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 14:14

Ok, thanks for the replies.  :)



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 14:24

do not forget to mark the correct answer, if you feel the answer provided was correct.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 14:28

do not forget to mark the correct answer, if you feel the answer provided was correct.

 

Thing is, there were 2 correct answers.  z0phi3l and snaphat.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 19:39

Thing is, there were 2 correct answers.  z0phi3l and snaphat.

 

i disagree, mine and snaphat answers are the correct ones :) ; heck if speed matters then snaphat should get the correct answer since mine and his are very identical.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:34

i disagree, mine and snaphat answers are the correct ones :) ; heck if speed matters then snaphat should get the correct answer since mine and his are very identical.

 

The you two fight it out.  :)