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Old February 23, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Default Looking for a few backup utility, tips, and a new hardrive.


When built my own computer (NCIX assembled it, I picked the parts) I got a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 HDD, but after a couple of weeks of use it started to get loud. Now, a year and four months later I have decided to get an SSD for the OS and use the Western Digital Caviar as storage. TBH I would rather not go through this hassle if possible, but I am tired of the noise and how poorly my HDD performs under stress. If I am unzipping a file or installing a game, my computer slows down significantly, to a point that videos that I am watching start skipping.

Anyways, I recently bought an ADATA ACH11 1TB , to backup my current system (around 500GB), so I am wondering a few things:

1- What's the best backup utility I can use?

2- If I make an image of my current HDD in the external HDD, once I format my current HDD will I be able to get my programs and games working again by simply restoring the image, or would I have to re-install everything?

3- I purchased windows through NCIX (came already installed) , so how do I get another copy for the SSD? (my computer didn't come with a stick on the side with the serial key)

4- What SSD will you guys recommend? (I am looking for something around 128GB, I don't think I need more than that)

Tips and suggestions are appreciated,
Motherboard: ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 (AM4)
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (@3.8Ghz)
Memory: F4-3000C15-8GRBB (x4)
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (x2)
Hard Drives: ST3000DM008-2DM1
Hard Drives: HGST HDN724040ALE640
SSD: Crucial_CT525MX300SSD1
SSD: SanDisk Ultra II 480GB
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Education
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