Which Express version for Win7 x64 w/ solid state drive?

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Which Express version for Win7 x64 w/ solid state drive?

Which Express version should I install for my Win7 x64 w/ solid state drive laptop?

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Teradata Express for Windows?
Teradata Express for VMware Player?

Does it partition the drive when you install it? Am I running a huge risk by installing either of these on a solid state drive?
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Teradata Employee

Re: Which Express version for Win7 x64 w/ solid state drive?

Neither option entails partitioning any drives. But I would go with the VMWare version. It gives you a complete 64-bit Linux OS guest VM with Teradata already installed and configured, so it is trivial to set up if you have VMWare Player or Workstation.
Teradata Employee

Re: Which Express version for Win7 x64 w/ solid state drive?

I should have mentioned that the one important hardware requirement for the VMWare version is that the host machine processor must have Intel virtualization enabled. This is a requirement generally for running a 64-bit guest OS in the VM.
Teradata Employee

Re: Which Express version for Win7 x64 w/ solid state drive?

Teradata Express for Windows is 32-bit only. Therefore, if your W7 is 64-bit, I'd recommend you go with VMware edition.
Enthusiast

Re: Which Express version for Win7 x64 w/ solid state drive?

I've been running the 64-bit vmware version on a Win7 HP desktop (home premium) for a few weeks now with no errors. I also had it running on a core-2 duo laptop for a couple weeks. The only thing I had to do was enable VT in the BIOS on the laptop.

Good luck.

Walter
Enthusiast

Re: Which Express version for Win7 x64 w/ solid state drive?

What is the exact difference between Windows and the VMware version? Just that one is 32 bit and the other is 64 bit?