So I recently bought a 1tb Samsung 860 evo ssd to replace my 1tb HDD in my dell xps 8700 running windows 10, 64 bit with 32gb ddr4 ram.
I used Samsung's data migration software to clone the HDD to the SSD which went well. Unfortunately my pc was not booting from the SSD no matter how much time I change the boot order in bios.
I eventually unplug my old hard drive and just up the system which booted up fine, I guess from the SSD. The thing is though, I'm not really seeing any major improvement in performance thus far. Like for instance, opening photoshop and illustrator still takes a bit of a time which is what I was hoping to reduce dramatically.
I am not thinking to plug back in my old HDD and just do a fresh install of the OS on my SSD, wiping everything off it. I do not have an installation disc however.
I would appreciate any help on guidance on how best to use this SSD for the purpose I intend to, which is graphic design and how I can start fresh.
I'm not too savvy with computer hardwares or how to do stuff, so if your answer can be as simple as possible, I would really appreciate that.
As for performance issues - it may be that your hard drive was not the bottleneck on your system thus changing it hasn't improved performance. Use Task Manager to view RAM / Disk / CPU useage when using photoshop & illustrator
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