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Old 12-31-2021, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Getting the new year off to a good start


A couple of days ago, I arrived home in the evening after work to find my primary computer locked in an endless cycle of alternbating between a blue screen of deat and a black screen of doom. It's a Western Digital Green SSD that I installed in January of 2020, and there have been a few minor issues recently that have had me wondering about it. I no longer have to worry.

The original hard disk drive for that computer was still sitting in the case, so I removed the SSD, plugged in the HDD, and it fired right up -- on Windows 7. So the plan for that machine will be to clone the HDD (again) to a new SSD, install the new SSD, and then upgrade that to Windows 10.

Meanwhile, I'm using a spare computer, which is actually slightly newer than the primary, but which is a smaller case and had a HDD that was REALLY pokey. So I just upgraded that to a Samsung EVO 870 SSD drive, and it makes a huge difference. So I'm not completely out of action.

I also have an older Dell desktop computer sitting around. It has been updated to Windows 10, but it has an old, small, and slow HDD in it. THe SSD that I took out of the daily computer was recognized on the spare computer when I hooked it up using a SATA to USB umbilical cord, and it failed Western Digital's diagnostic. So I'm going to hope that Western Digital will give me a new drive under warranty. If so, I'll be in line to get all three desktop boxes set for 2022 with shiny new SSD drives.
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