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Upgrade internal storage

Q: Upgrade internal storage

Hi guys,
My PC Config is:

Processor: i5 4570
Motherboard: Hi-Fi Z87x 3D Biostar
RAM: 1*8 GB kingston 1600MHz
HDD: Seagate 500Gb
Graphic Card: GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB DDR5

Planing to upgrade my internal storage by adding up a new SSD.
Could you please suggest for which SSD brand should I go for.

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A: Upgrade internal storage

Samsung is a very good brand and running one in my latest build. Crucial. Intel.
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As usual any help is really appreciated.

A:Can I upgrade from Intel Matrix Storage to Rapid Storage?

I have an Intel ICH9R controller and am using the same driver version. Was not able to find a newer one. I think the newer drivers aren't compatible anymore.
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Currooted how? Are you getting any error messages?

Also did you have any sort of RAID configured?
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A:1TB internal HDD question about storage

Nah, system restore does not touch user folders even if they are on the C partition. But you are doing the right thing. User data is a lot safer in a seperate partition on the same or a seperate disk.

Make frequent backup of your user data partition anyhow. Just in case the disk goes on the blink. And the same of the system disk. With images you can always save the day. Here is my preferred imaging tool.

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You may want to make a seperate folder on the HDD for the very biggest games and direct them to that folder during the installation.

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Hi, The machine does not have room for a second HDD. You can replace the 750GB to say 1TB or even 2TB but from my observations lager (capacity) will slow machines down a bit even under Windows/File Explorer. For me, 750GB is too much, many my laptops only have 256GB to 500GB. I store photos, monies, songs ,,, on external HDD's and I can easily moving them around. Anyway, if you wish, (a) Swap existing HDD with a larger (capacity) HDD and you can simply clone the existing one to new one.(b) Remove the ODD (Optical Disc Drive - ie CD/DVD drive) and use a caddy to house the second HDD. For example:     Regards.
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A:turn my old internal HDD to storage disk ?

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Since it seems I cannot modify/change a post I reply to my own post now.....

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There are different types of Nas Drives .... Which one did you have in mind ... Is it for Home use only how many Devices do you want to connect ? ...

The Link below should be Helpful ...
How to backup your NAS to the cloud
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A:Storage Help

You can do a little shopping and compare. The enclosure can be had for 12 bucks and the drive around 100 if you dig around. Check for specials and watch for refurbished drives. Newegg, Geeks, PacificGeeks, there's a bunch of reliable places to search. Some come with backup software that may make the assembly a little more expensive. And you can get free software that'll do the same thing. Good luck with your search.
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A:DVD for storage

Sure, just burn the avi file to DVD. You should be able to do this by right clicking on the avi file then select Send to and select the DVD drive as the target, or install ImgBurn and use it to burn the file to DVD. No conversion involved.
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DAW= Digital Audio Workstation

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Having said that, you can cheat

See here: Upgrade Install - XP to Windows 7

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Good tutorials here:

Clean Install Windows 7
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