I dropped a new SSD hard drive into my HP Elite 8100 SFF PC. It is a Samsung 850 EVO 120GB.
After installing it, I used Samsung’s software that came with the SSD to clone my Windows 10 install from the old HDD to the new SSD. It worked perfectly.
The s/w came on a CDROM, but is also an easy download, without annoying registrations and logins.
Next came the booting problem: which drive will be used to boot from, since both have Windows 10 installed?
The SSD was not recognized when I tried rebooting, so I used EasyBCD (free app) to add the SSD to the boot record, and rebooted again.
This time I had a choice of which drive to boot from. The SSD worked perfectly, and a lot faster.
Benchmarks? Okay, here goes:
Old 1T HDD (ST31000528AS)
- Sequential read (MB/s): 73
- Sequential write (MB/s): 125
- Random read (IOPS): 262
- Random write (IOPS): 144
New EVO850 120GB SSD (MZ-75E120BW)
- Sequential read (MB/s): 207
- Sequential write (MB/s): 226
- Random read (IOPS): 8031
- Random write (IOPS): 15341