moving from Intel RAID (Z87) to Samsung 840 PRO SSD

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moving from Intel RAID (Z87) to Samsung 840 PRO SSD

Postby 30075 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:38 pm

i built a smoking machine & crippled it by putting everything on an Intel firmware-based RAID1. It really does impact performance. So I bought an SSD, & I want to put my Windows 8.1 installation on it.

anyone have any recommendations on how to do this -- using IfW from a TBWinPE USB drive, or using Samsung's Data Migration Tool? I know getting the current firmware before doing anything is critical. Does going the TBWinPE route result in the proper TRIM settings & alignment? I searched the IfW PDF & only found a few TRIM mentions pertaining to disabling it during backups. And is IfW still my best bet for backups with an SSD? I realize who I'm asking, but I'm just not familiar enough with SSDs to know if backups of them are best handled differently.

thanks
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Re: moving from Intel RAID (Z87) to Samsung 840 PRO SSD

Postby Brian K » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:46 pm

30075,

Avoid Samsung's Data Migration Tool. I've seen some nasty threads concerning its use. You won't have any problems with IFW.

What sizes are the HD and SSD? MBR or UEFI?
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Re: moving from Intel RAID (Z87) to Samsung 840 PRO SSD

Postby 30075 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:35 am

thanks, HD is 2TB, but this is a fairly new installation & there's not much on it. Most of my data I haven't moved to it yet, and I'll probably wipe the hard drives & store it there. The SSD is 256GB, more than enough. It is UEFI.
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Re: moving from Intel RAID (Z87) to Samsung 840 PRO SSD

Postby Brian K » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:57 am

See "Restoring to a Smaller Drive or Partition"

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=554
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Re: moving from Intel RAID (Z87) to Samsung 840 PRO SSD

Postby 30075 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:52 pm

I just noticed this is in the wrong forum, can a moderator move it?
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