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Windows 10 OS on a new PC and SSD vs. HDD question


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#1 Just_One_Question

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:09 AM

Hey, quick question:

When you are buying a pre-built computer which has both an SSD and an HDD and comes with Windows 10 OS, is Windows 10 installed on the SSD or the HDD?:)

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:33 AM

 Only you can see this, if you have such a computer. Everything is possible. 



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 10:46 AM

It should be the SSD. If it isn't then they would be a very stupid company.



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:24 AM

A SSD is much faster than a HDD.  This would be reason enough to want to use a SSD with your operating system.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 11:50 AM

Please add to your new purchase Macrium Reflect or anything similar for making routine OS and Data partition images onto trusted, affordable, external media.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:12 PM

Please add to your new purchase Macrium Reflect or anything similar for making routine OS and Data partition images onto trusted, affordable, external media.

Are you receiving a kickback for your incessant advertising? :hysterical:


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 03:32 PM

Please add to your new purchase Macrium Reflect or anything similar for making routine OS and Data partition images onto trusted, affordable, external media.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:16 PM

No kickbacks.

Just trying to help others reduce their chances of becoming victims of ransomware, malware, viri, accidental formats, accidental deletions, etc. AND having no recent, current, backups that can be reliably restored within 1-2 hours max.

As LadyF over in sevenforums, and others indicated:  reliable OS and Data restores almost always trumps DIY data recovery attempts.  Though DR companies/specialists advocate: in the absence of reliable restorable backups, come see us.

From personal experience, on my three computers, I have made twin backups (onto two dedicated ext HDs).  I have restored the boot and OS partitions several times, I think my Data partition at least twice.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:26 PM

https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/83632-windows-10-pc-keeps-freezing-crashing-hard-disk-has-bad-block.html

Here's just one of many such threads in which I sincerely hope the end-user has current, recent, reliable backups.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:31 PM

I understand. Thank you.

But to return to my original question:

When you buy a new computer with both an SSD and HDD, is the OS storred on the SSD or the HDD usually?:)

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:07 PM

...to return to my original question: When you buy a new computer with both an SSD and HDD, is the OS storred on the SSD or the HDD usually? :)

The OS should be on the SSD, unless you specify otherwise.  Look for it on the SSD.


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Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:31 PM

...to return to my original question: When you buy a new computer with both an SSD and HDD, is the OS storred on the SSD or the HDD usually? :)

The OS should be on the SSD, unless you specify otherwise.  Look for it on the SSD.
Thanks! That concludes this question of mine.:)

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 08:24 AM

Think about it.  You are looking at purchasing a computer which comes with a SSD and a HDD.  A SSD is appreciably faster than a HDD and cost considerably more  than a HDD.  Looking at this as a selling point, wouldn't you prefer to have the operating system installed on the faster storage device.  This is a no brainer, of course you would want to use the faster drive, and so will a manufacturer.  I dare say that you will not find a OEM computer with with these two different drives with the operating system installed on the HDD.  I am rather surprised that you couldn't figure this out for yourself.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 09:12 AM

I am rather surprised that you couldn't figure this out for yourself.


~70% of the questions I ask, I already know the answer to and am just looking for confirmation and further details. Such is the case with this inquiry of mine as well. I guess this whole SSD + HDD situation is only going to last for at most another 10 years or so, until the price of SSD's falls low enough enough in order to be completely economically feasible to entirely displace the standard HDD. Kinda like my computer has both a CD/DVD-drive and a floppy-drive - eventually all computers stopped having floppy-disk-drives.:)

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 12:22 PM

I am rather surprised that you couldn't figure this out for yourself.

 

Well to be fair PC makers can do strange things.

Even the best can mess up sometimes.


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