Got an SSD. Need advice.

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  1. Zyiros

    Zyiros Well-Known Member

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    So...my SSD Drive is getting here today (supposedly, but I'm not sure because it says there may be delays). So I got a Samsung 256GB 840 Series SSD with a laptop adaptor so I can plug it into my laptop to format it and clone my existing HDD.

    So I want to clone my hard drive in my Macbook because I do not have an external backup. Here is a video of what I will be doing:

    Questions:
    • Would this cause any issues of any kind to do with software registration?​
    • When the cloning is done, I can just put the SSD in my laptop and I can use it as normal right?​
    I am planning to installing Windows 7 via boot camp, so I was wondering how large of a partition I should make for Windows if I'm going to be playing just a couple games (literally, like two games) such as Halo 2.​
    Thanks! :)
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    1. No.
    2. Yes.

    I have no idea how often you'll use Windows 7. At least 50 GB because you'll need to climb several mountains to access Macs files.
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    Zyiros Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean by this? ^
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    If your music is on your Mac partition you'll need a separate program to access these contents on Windows.
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    Zyiros Well-Known Member

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    I'm never going to use Windows 7 for anything but games.
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    Then play away.
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    So 50GB is still a good plan? How much space does W7 take?
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    Alteast 16GB for 32 bit or 20GB for the 64 bit.
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    Okay, good to know. I think it's 64 bit that I will be using.

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