I just received my new XPS 8910 tower with a 1TB HDD with Windows 10 home. My old Dell had an upgraded 2TB SSHD with Windows 10 Pro on it. I'm wanting to do 1 of 2 things- use a recovery drive to wipe the 2TB drive clean and install the new Windows Home on it, making it the primary boot drive and leaving the 1TB as the secondary drive, OR removing the 1TB altogether and putting the 2TB in and using the already installed Windows 10 Pro as my boot drive.
I was advised by a tech friend NOT to do choice #2.
Can someone please advise on either of the 2 things I want to do? The SSHD is faster booting up, so I'd like to use it as my primary drive, right?
Thanks in advance!
does the 2TB SSHD need to be in the same position on the ribbon? I tried booting off the recovery drive but it didn''t work. It booted off the SSHD and launched Win 10 Pro.
thank you for your help. I'm going to keep the 1TB drive for now as it's faster than the SSHD from last year. One last question- can you tell me what PCIe card and M.2 drive are compatible with my new 8910? I eventually want to get super read speeds of 2000 MB/s. Thanks!
If this system, Dell 8910, cannot accept additional Western Digital SATA hard drives I will be returning it to Amazon!! I will decide by January 15, 2017.