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I'm getting my Crucial M4 128Gb tomorrow and I was wondering if there is anything besides backing up important files that I need to do. Where are the game saves for non-steam games stored?

Also, I have two 2TB Hitachi 5k3000s I bought from Newegg sitting unopened right now, I was planning to put them into a RAID 1 but I think I can only boot up windows in RAID or AHCI mode after a re-install. I even did the regedit AHCI trick but I can only boot up in IDE mode.

If I could have the RAID 1 working now it would be a lot easier to backup.

Leave any suggestions or tips below, thanks.
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This is a good guide.
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-how-setup-ssd-boot-drive-secondary.html
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Thanks but I already saw that, it's really for things to do after Windows is installed on the SSD.
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Originally Posted by Adversity;13855250 
Thanks but I already saw that, it's really for things to do after Windows is installed on the SSD.

This is the guide you want then.
Helped me out big time after I got my SSD installed for the 1st time too smile.gif
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Thanks but I already saw that, it's really for things to do after Windows is installed on the SSD.

As long as your using Windows 7 just make sure you run the Windows experience index to be sure it knows you're running an SSD and enables TRIM.

I didn't bother doing any of the other things like moving the browser cache to a different disk and so on. Just benchmark the drive to be sure its running at full speed and you're good to go.

If you're using a 3rd party derag solution be sure to disable defragmentation on your SSD.


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Originally Posted by jackbrennan2008;13855293 
As long as your using Windows 7 just make sure you run the Windows experience index to be sure it knows you're running an SSD and enables TRIM.

I like checking in CMD better (gotta love that guide lol).

(start/run/cmd) fsutil.exe behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
If it comes back as DisableDeleteNotify=0 then TRIM is enabled smile.gif
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I dont mean to hijack the thread but is there any tutorial to image Windows 7 to the SSD?
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Originally Posted by candy_van;13855370 
I like checking in CMD better (gotta love that guide lol).

(start/run/cmd) fsutil.exe behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
If it comes back as DisableDeleteNotify=0 then TRIM is enabled smile.gif

You can also do that smile.gif.

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Originally Posted by Nethermir;13855380 
I dont mean to hijack the thread but is there any tutorial to image Windows 7 to the SSD?

You can backup with Acronis True Image and then recover from that backup onto the SSD. smile.gif
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