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I didn't bother cloning the old drive since I intended to reinstall a new system anyway. The data I wanted was mostly a backup for my photos which was on a portable drive so I just installed the new O/S and copied the photos back. Most of my stuff is too old for M.2 but the standard SATA3 2.5 inch SSD are fine.
HDDs are unbelievably rubbish at random reads and writes. Your NVMe drive is impressive. I was considering one during my recent SSD upgrade but they were twice the price of the M2 SATA I ended up with and its performance is totally satisfactory.
My pc running Arch has been working perfectly normally for quite some time now and has no problems that I know of.
I have spent the last three days messing around with external drives and Luckybackup, grsync and rsync. Found all sorts of weird and wonderful glitches and problems and had quite a bit of fun sorting and learning about the inner workings of linux.
I use a Star Tech external usb3 dock that allows me to slot in two sata drives. My Arch set up finds these drives and automounts them to /run/media/me/whatever the drive is called.
The external drives have all been wiped and formated to GPT with one ext4 partition.
Yesterday I made a backup of my /home to an external drive using rsync. Everything seemed to be ok.The backup folder contents were as expected. My xterm terminal worked as normal. I shut down the external drive after unmounting it. I left the pc running as I crunch for the World Community Grid.
Opened up a terminal this morning and got this,
This appeared at the beginning of the terminal.
I wanted to do,
but got this and keep on getting the same message every time I try to use it.
-bash: This: command not found
I tried out several other commands and they all seem to work ok as you can see from the screenshot. All new terminal show that same "-bash: This: command not found" and every time I try the "source ~/.bashrc" command I get the warning.
"source ~/.bashrc" worked perfectly last night as I made a new alias and tried it out and all worked as normal.
What is going on ?
I fully agree with Josh.
Mind you if you are happy sitting waiting for games to load up slowly then why not. Me if i die, and I do often, then I like to get back up and at em as soon as possible. 🤣
With Clonzilla or rsync you should be able to swap over drives in less than a couple of hours, an that includes time for tea and scones. I have used both methods in the past with no problems. I am going to give FSArchiver a run soon just for kicks.
Ha ha, remembered that I had posted some benchmarks of my Skylake build over on another place. Bear in mind this was five years ago.
My Samsung SP951 nvme drive results plus I added the results from a Crucial MX200 ssd and a Patriot USB 3 stick both running on the new rig just for a bit of fun.
You will notice that my Patriot USB3 stick is just a tad slower than the WD drive in the other screenshot