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[How to] Reinstall Win10

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Hi all,

I recently build my hackintosh, I got Win10 on my 1st disk and MacOS Catalina on the 2nd disk.

 

Unfortunately my Win10 disk was defective and I will need to change it.

 

I was thinking to :

 

- Remove my Win10 disk and replace by my new one

- Temporarily remove my MacOS Disk (Clover)
- Reinstall Win10 on my new disk
- Put back my MacOS Disk


I believe clover will still start, and I will still be able to boot on the new Win10 disk, what do you think ?

Thank in advance for your help,
regards

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Best practice is to isolate the disk you are installing to by removing the Sata cable from the other disk or in the case of an NVMe drive remove it until the install is done. It is pain but a vital precaution against mishaps or data corruption, specially with windows as it likes to be the dominant OS :)

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@EsAf : Thanks! That's perfect, it's exactly what I was thinking.

Also a completely different question :

 

- MacOS is currently running on a Sabrent 1TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 (link)

 

Like I said, my first Sabrent had Windows 10 and the disk is defective... On my 2nd Sabrent, I installed MacOS Catalina, and I'm not really impressed by the performance (see file attached).


Do you think MacOS will run better on a Samsung 970 Evo ? (after I update the firmware).

 

I was thinking to return both Sabrent nvme disk and have 2 Samsung 970 Evo nvme instead.

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Sorry I am not familiar with Sabrent, I only have Samsung NVMe drives in my rig and the only suggestion I can make is to compare the benchmarks of both makes to make a decision based on performance. You'll find most people will opt for Samsung but whatever you decide good luck.

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Those disk speeds are pretty decent, I think the Samsung pros top out around 4gb/s reads max, evos might be closer to what you already have.

 

That being said I also run exclusively Samsung NVMe drives, and Intel SATA ones when I get the chance.

 

Just curious, but why do you need 2 disks? Its very easy to configure a dualboot system, and you could save money and get a single faster drive by putting both on one, and purchasing a cheap gigantic HDD to do full disk backups if youre really that concerned about losing data.

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On 5/19/2020 at 4:18 PM, Smoblikat said:

Those disk speeds are pretty decent

 

Just curious, but why do you need 2 disks? Its very easy to configure a dualboot system, and you could save money and get a single faster drive by putting both on one, and purchasing a cheap gigantic HDD to do full disk backups if youre really that concerned about losing data.

 

Definitely keep your Windows and macOS on different drives, you will save yourself a whole life of pain.

 

As for the Sabrent, that drive is just as good as the Samsung ones. The only thing to note is that they are PCIe 4 and your motherboard is probably PCIe 3. If it is an Intel CPU then definitely PCIe 3. It will still work fine but just drops back to PCIe 3 speeds.

 

In the future, Z490 and 11 gen Intel CPUs are reportedly going to be PCIe 4, so you would see a huge speed difference then as the EVOs are just PCIe 3.

 

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