SSD upgrade before and after. The Benefit of a Faster NVMe

An SSD upgrade for you laptop is critical. The benefit of a faster NVMe drive is super beneficial. When looking at an old slow sluggish laptop or computer or even a new quick laptop or computer, we have to ask what is under the hood and act accordingly. Often enough it is the drive that needs to be upgrade and a huge benefit can come from it.

In this video I answer the question from a viewer who asked to see the actual numbers of the difference between a crappy SK Hynix that came in my Dell XPS 9570 and a Samsung 970 Evo.

0:00 Start
0:19 Intro
1:42 Explanation of Drives
3:40 The speeds of the SK Hynix and Samsung 970 Evo
6:25 Final Thoughts

Previous Video: How to Install an NVMe SSD in a Laptop | DIY
https://youtu.be/jGynYXlXXhA

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How to Install an NVMe SSD in a Laptop | DIY

Installing a new NVMe SSD in a laptop is often thought as of as a job for the professionals. However, installing an NVMe SSD in a laptop should be a skill set we all have. Why? because you never know what will happen and knowing how to install an NVMe SSD in a laptop can make or break your opportunity to save your day. In this video we look at the idea of how to install a NVMe SSD in a laptop first for clean installs and secondly by migrating the data to the new device not having to re-install windows in the process.

Disclaimer: Check your warranty before starting. Check that you have backed up your data before starting.

0:00 Start
0:23 Intro
0:58 About opening a laptop: I open my Dell XPS 9570
2:24 The insides of the laptop: RAM, WIFI, M.2 SSD NVMe
2:50 Uninstalling the NVMe
3:11 Re-Installing the NVMe
3:25 Why buy an aftermarket NVMe to replace factory stock in a laptop
5:10 Heat and thermal pads explained
5:39 Warranty Disclaimer and Explanation
6:35 Downloading Windows and Installing Explanation (not walk through) avoid installing original factory reset
7:00 Cloning the drives. Migrate data to new NVMe Drive. I am showing example of Samsung Magician Migration Tool. Depending on manufacture you may need Acronis or other
7:45 External device needed. Explanation of the external case.
8:40 How much time does it take?
9:33 Remove Bit Locker if you get an error
9:47 Other issues, Use Windows Update
10:19 If the there is an error? Can’t read the drive? Hard Drive Manager
10:41 What if we have more NVMe or SSD in the laptop?
11:24 Why is this a good skill set and why do we need to do this upgrade?
14:05 Using the old drive for an external USB device- How we use it for content creation projects
15:17 How to think about purchasing the right drive

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Step by Step Guide by Electronics&Computers using Mini Tool Partition instead of Samsung Magician Migration Tool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egNMtC3vwN0

Spending vs Investing | Creator’s and Stating Business

As a creator or as somebody starting a business you will have found yourself spending rather than investing. Often is the case that we spend way too much and then realize we didn’t really need said product. Spending vs Investing in starting your journey as a creator or a as someone starting a business will find the lesson hard and often repeated. The questions I often get are around this spending vs investing, how to budget and how to grow a business without walking into the trap of spending too much.

In this video we look at the idea of needs vs wants as it relates to spending vs investing and how it should directly correlate to the needs of the clients we currently have and expected future client needs.

0:00 Start
0:21 Intro Smart Buying for Creators
0:55 Spending much? Time to Invest?
2:00 Needs and Wants Explained
3:05 Investing or Spending and Needs/Wants
5:33 What is the Need for the Clients
6:07 How do we grow and buy smart with client growth
8:03 Start creating the budget accordingly with ROI

Check out the video on Purchases and Regrets. My Experience and Advice: https://youtu.be/5SV2xTlRctE

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How Much RAM Do You Need | My Experience Content Creation

The most popular asked question. How much RAM do you need? Specifically for content creation software and big applications. How much RAM do you need for video editing and other high end complicated software is the common question as everyone has their own opinion. In this video we look at how much RAM do you need for video editing and content creation software specifically Premier Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom and Light Room CC. My goal is to show examples of relevant information I wish I had when I was deciding on my purchase of 64GB vs 128GB or RAM and the software I use so that it can help you make a better more informed decision before spending money. Investing in the right RAM size is preferable.

To be completely blunt 64GB is the sweet spot and minimum for a good experience. 128GB is a benefit that will make you happy you spent the money.

If you are a video gamer, go for the fastest RAM along with 32GB if you are multitasking or 16GB if it is just for gaming. But if you you are serious about content creation then 64GB will be much more beneficial for the high end software.

Speed times will not effect you as much when we get into 64GB and 128GB or RAM requirements for the big software. Make sure you buy at least 3600 MHz CL18 sticks for AMD systems.

0:00 Start
0:16 Intro to Video 64GB vs 128GB
1:15 My RAM Purchase
1:48 Load Times Premier Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Lightroom CC
2:48 Loading 650 GB of Video into Premier Pro
3:21 Multi Cam in Premier Pro 725 GB and 3 Camera
4:19 Processed Peak Files vs Non Processed Peak Files
5:20 Does 64GB vs 128GB make a difference for Premier Pro?
6:30 Loading 3000 plus photos into Lightroom CC and RAM performance
7:14 Windows and storage drive while indexing
7:51 GPU processing? 8GB vs 10GB?
8:19 My recommendation with my experience and workflow
9:38 My thoughts with 64GB vs 128 GB with one software
10:10 Upgrades and bottle neck thought process
11:05 Research and really get what you need

I answer a lot of questions in the following video:

Buying Ram? Answers to Questions Before Buying RAM
https://youtu.be/6SbQ2wjrLeI

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Purchases and Regrets. My Experience and Advice

Questions keep coming up on is it worth buying this or that when it comes to technology and other needs or wants for your business, creative work or hobbies. The idea of this video is to talk about my experience on purchases and regrets, how I purchase things, how I create my budget, how I make decisions so regrets don’t distract me from the end game. The idea is about time, energy and money, the budget and how it all fits the narrative of my short and long term planning.

This video is for business people, creative people and hobbies who always struggle on buying gear and tech for their business.

0:00 Intro
0:15 Purchasing With Logic
1:00 Time, Energy and Money explained
2:49 NVIDIA 3060ti example
4:40 Investing vs Spending
6:02 Questions I get and patience

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Buying Ram? Answers to Questions Before Buying RAM

Are you thinking of buying RAM? Are you upgrading your PC or buying a new PC and wondering how much RAM do you need? How fast should it be? Should it be 64 GB or 128GB?

If you are a content creator wondering best case scenario then this video is for you as I showcase my experience in choosing RAM.

In this video we look at the idea of buying RAM and the questions I had before buying to install on my new PC and the answers that would have made my purchase a lot easier. Things to consider include the capacity, speed, workflow and budget.

This of course is my experience in buying and testing out 64 GB vs 128GB, CL 16 vs CL18, 3600MHz vs 3800MHz, along with my workflow and the Adobe suite. Specifically, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe Light Room and Adobe Lightroom CC.

0:00 Start
0:15 Introductions
1:10 Gamers?
1:30 Question types for creators
2:27 G Skill Z Neo 128GB – My purchase Process
3:18 Workflow and capacity? Explanation of Ram Space (premier pro talk)
4:33 Bottleneck, workflow and the tech you have/need (premier pro talk)
5:25 Multi program needs with workflow
5:55 Workflow and 64GB vs 128GB
6:50 RAM speed. What is best speed for creators
8:38 My experience with speed CL 16 vs CL18
11:36 Laptop RAM upgrade? 64GB needed?

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Gen 3 vs Gen 4 NVMe Drives. Adobe Premier Pro Load Times Review

The decision to upgrade from Gen 3 to Gen 4 drives can be a tough one for many people. The idea to address Gen 3 vs Gen 4 drives needs starts with understanding how the two differentiate with software and what benefits from an upgrade to gen 4 drives can yield. In this video we focus on creators who primarily deal with Premier pro, Photoshop and Light Room. The go to software for many and good examples to focus on as it relates to the rest of the Adobe Suite. I also chime in on the idea of work flow, budget and overall decisions making when it comes to upgrading your tools.

0:00 Start
0:15 Intro
1:11 Load Times Adobe Premier Pro, Light Room CC, Light Room, Photoshop
2:57 Premier Pro Load Times
3:33 Premier Pro File Load Time
4:40 Multi-Cam Sequence timing and walk through
7:57 Personal Recommendation Gen 3 vs Gen 4
9:45 Explanation on Recommendation and Video Reviews
10:50 How to think about budgets

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My Gen 4 NVMe SSD All Drive Upgrade Experience

My gen 4 NVMe SSD all drive upgrade experience has been nothing short but wonderful. I tested several drives before purchasing all WD SN850 Gen 4 Pcie 4 drives. While thinking through my workflow I purchase 2 x 1TB and one 2 TB drives. In my work flow I am able to transfer data at a high rate that I am more than happy to see each and every day that I work on my PC.

In this video I review the gen 4 upgrade, the pros and cons I am experiencing along with the questions you should be asking before upgrading.

0:00 Start
0:15 Introduction
1:00 Explanation of Workflow
1:35 Average Storage with Workflow
2:40 Speed and Issues with m.2 second slot Asus Tuff Gaming Pro x570 Board
3:18 Speeds I am getting M.2 first slot
3:50 Speeds with M.2 second slot
4:09 Firmware Updates with WD SN850 and all drives
5:35 My Experience overall
8:03 Current Pricing and how I think about the purchase Canada Computers Example
7:05 Current Pricing and how I think about the purchase Microcenter 2TB Example
9:17 Overall thoughts and recommendations

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