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Once you have windows installed you may for better ssd performance mount a virtual drive on the ssd and install big file games and things in it, big video files etc.

Maybe split the HDD size in half or whatever size you want. In windows go to program files x86 and make a folder call it what you like, games or stuff or something. go to disk management in admin tools .computer management right click the HDD and choose shrink space so say you shrink it by half, in options after its shrunk, click to mount in empty ntfs folder and browse to the folder you made in windows x86.

Once thats all done you will have a virtual folder on the ssd drive and anything you install into that will not be on your ssd only mirroerd there but you will get the same speed as if it was.

You can then make folders in that virtual folder and put all sorts into it, not hogging or using any space on ssd


NOTE: when you click to mount in empty ntfs folder name it same as you have the folder in program files x86 and do not assign a drive letter to it, I forgot that bit

so if youve done it right you end up with something looking like the STUFF shortcut in my x86 folder

Couple questions about your instructions,

"In windows go to program files x86 and make a folder call it what you like, games or stuff or something. go to disk management in admin tools .computer management right click the HDD"

Did you means rightclick the SSD? Or am I shrinking the HDD in size, I'm alittle confused.

Also if creating a virtual drive doesn't take up any space on the SSD but at the same time maintains the speeds of the SSD, why are people worried about the size of their SSD then? It seems that if you have a large secondary HDD and you run a virtual drive, the size of the SSD doesn't really matter. Or maybe im misreading what you typed. Alittle confused lol.
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Why would you wanna do any of that??? Just use the SSD. That's what it's built for
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Couple questions about your instructions,

"In windows go to program files x86 and make a folder call it what you like, games or stuff or something. go to disk management in admin tools .computer management right click the HDD"

Did you means rightclick the SSD? Or am I shrinking the HDD in size, I'm alittle confused.

Also if creating a virtual drive doesn't take up any space on the SSD but at the same time maintains the speeds of the SSD, why are people worried about the size of their SSD then? It seems that if you have a large secondary HDD and you run a virtual drive, the size of the SSD doesn't really matter. Or maybe im misreading what you typed. Alittle confused lol.
Yes right click the HDD as far as im aware (now) having bought a 128gb ssd using the virtual method will be just as fast as using ssd. Hang on I will locate a link on utube, no one has posted to the bloke telling he is wrong so i guess what he says about installing your games on the virtual drive while still maintaing the speed is correct, anyway the vid shows how do do it its lots easier than it looks in writing! here from 3mins 5 seconds..... http://www.youtube.com/user/SirJames...37/Za_2g4H7RjM
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IIRC, the latest firmware for the 320 drives is from January. The drives only came out in March-ish, so they should all have up to date firmware.
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Guys, where would you put the swap files if having OS on SSD and 8Gb RAM? Would you neeed it at all? I read putting the swap file on a different drive would create additional hiccups and stutters in large and intensive games/applications. Did anyone try to cancel the swap file and run games/applications without it? (Win7 x64).

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I am not an expert in terminology, but if by swap file you mean pagefile, you leave it on SSD. I have mine shrinked to 2 GB (I've got 8 GB RAM). No problems here. I heard people having 1GB or even 512 MB with no probs as well, but I wouldn't recommend turning it off completely as some programs need it "at least" to be on.
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Guys, where would you put the swap files if having OS on SSD and 8Gb RAM? Would you neeed it at all? I read putting the swap file on a different drive would create additional hiccups and stutters in large and intensive games/applications. Did anyone try to cancel the swap file and run games/applications without it? (Win7 x64).

Cheers,
Sabre.
I don't have one with my SSD and had no problems at all, even when I ran 2x2gB of ram.

If I were to have one it would be 1gb and on the SSD
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All is clear here, thanks!

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Hey just got the M4, bad news is that my optical caddy is not here yet but Im tempted to install the M4.... I wanted to ask say if i take the hdd out of my laptop and put it in the caddy, can i still access its files?

If I put the SSD in my laptop, install 7 and insert the old HDD in to the caddy will it show up filled in My computer and let me browse it? Or will it need a format? ( In other words I wont be able to see whats inside it )
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