Windows 10: Solid State Drives - 500GB or 1TB

Discus and support Solid State Drives - 500GB or 1TB in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am going to have to replace my 500 GB SSD system drive which is showing early signs of failure and I am wondering whether or not to spend a bit extra... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Sigurd, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Sigurd Win User

    Solid State Drives - 500GB or 1TB


    I am going to have to replace my 500 GB SSD system drive which is showing early signs of failure and I am wondering whether or not to spend a bit extra and get the 1Tbyte one.
    I am currently using about 60% of the SSD capacity so don't need the extra capacity for software. On the other hand having a very ast drive can be useful for certain data read/writes so an option is to get the 1TB drive and partition it, using half for system/app use and the other half for data requiring fast access such as graphic/video work. On the other hand I recall reading that one should avoid frequent read/writes to SSDs as they have a finite capacity for this - less that normal hard drives. This may be outdated information.
    I'd appreciate advice on this.
    The PC is a Windows 10 machine, Intel Core i7-8700 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Z370N WIFI-CF (U3E1) motherboard, and GeForce GTX 1660 graphics,

    :)
     
    Sigurd, Feb 23, 2021
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  2. Moving windows from a hard drive to a solid state drive

    i have windows 10 installed on my 1tb western digital blue hdd right now it. My computer came with windows 10 pre installed and id like to move it from the hard drive it originally came on to a solid state drive i bought recently but from what ive gathered
    on apparently for some reason there is no way to just transfer all windows files from my hard drive to my solid state so that i am able to boot windows from my solid state. so from what ive gathered the best way to do this would be to reinstall windows and
    choose my solid state as the download location. but i do not have a windows disk as my computer came with windows pre installed so i believe id have to use the windows media creation tool and either burn it to a disk or create a usb. but i do not have a product
    key to activate windows after doing so because my windows is from the OEM so im wondering if i will have to activate my windows or will it automatically recognize that my computer has an OEM key attached to it. there is no sticker or card that came with the
    computer so i assume the key is attached to my hardware someway or another. so if i use the media creation tool to create a usb for a clean windows 10 install to my solid state will i have to activate windows or will it be automatic and can i keep all my other
    files on my hard drive with no problems? this is a very confusing just to get windows from one drive to another, i just want to be able to boot from my solid state, will i have to redownload programs if the are already on my hard drive? i plan to keep the
    hard drive for storage and just put a few things including my OS onto the solid state, for reference my hard drive is a 1tb WD blue and my solid state is a crucial mx500 500gb my computer is an hp omen 870-224
     
    intelisbetter, Feb 23, 2021
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  3. bobkn Win User
    Thinking about getting a 1TB m.2

    My first thought was that using a 1TB SSD in what is basically a caching scheme is crazy.

    On further thought, it's crazy.*Smile

    I'd suggest getting this Sabrent Rocket Q 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive R/W 3200/2000 MB/s (SB-RKTQ-1TB) - Newegg.com or this Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-1TB) - Newegg.com as an alterative to Samsung. If you had a PCI-E 4.0 CPU + motherboard (you do not, at least in your My Computer listing), I'd suggest this: Sabrent 1TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 Internal SSD Maximum Performance Solid State Drive With Heatsink (SB-ROCKET-NVMe4-HTSK-1TB) - Newegg.com.
     
    bobkn, Feb 23, 2021
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  4. Solid State Drives - 500GB or 1TB

    Unable to Install Sea Of Thieves on Solid State Drive

    I had Sea of Thieves installed on my harddrive, but the load times were slow so I wanted to switch it to my solid state drive. I took the following steps.

    • Uninstalled Sea of Thieves
    • Navigated to the microsoft store and selected install
    • Selected C: drive (which is my ssd) as the install location
    • After completing the download I get the error: "Couldn't install. We'll retry shortly".
    I've attempted this twice with no luck. It's a large download so it takes a long time to retry, I'm hoping for an easy resolution to get this installed on my C: drive.

    Thank you,

    Josh
     
    JoshuaSmith3, Feb 23, 2021
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