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yep. especially fluidity and snappiness withing the program, at least in my use. Plus when you click the icon the Adobe programs load within ~3-5 seconds vs like 15-20 lol. MS office is all instant as soon as the icon is pressed it is opened. Same for google chrome, and virus protection scans in a matter of a few minutes vs say an hour or so. XD

That's exactly what i'm looking for - faster load times. I've just ordered the 64GB M4 along with a new motherboard.
I'll be doing a fresh install of windows 7 this time. I've replaced my motherboard twice since i last installed it which might have impacted performance a bit. Once that's done i am thinking of doing a image of the drive.
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That's exactly what i'm looking for - faster load times. I've just ordered the 64GB M4 along with a new motherboard.
I'll be doing a fresh install of windows 7 this time. I've replaced my motherboard twice since i last installed it which might have impacted performance a bit. Once that's done i am thinking of doing a image of the drive.

If you want you can follow my install guide in my sig.
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If you want you can follow my install guide in my sig.

I will definitely use your install guide. Your method for relocating the user folders is much simpler than what i had to do when following another guide thumb.gif

Have you ever sold an SSD?
I will sell my old Intel X-25 V SSD to give me some more money. I've got the original box so i could just wrap that in brown parcel paper for shipping or i could just pack it in one of these boxes - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hard-Drive-Packaging-RMA-Post-Box-Antistatic-Bag-/160646188772?pt=UK_Packaging_Materials&hash=item2567424ee4#ht_2294wt_1396
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If you want you can follow my install guide in my sig.

I will definitely use your install guide. Your method for relocating the user folders is much simpler than what i had to do when following another guide thumb.gif

Have you ever sold an SSD?
I will sell my old Intel X-25 V SSD to give me some more money. I've got the original box so i could just wrap that in brown parcel paper for shipping or i could just pack it in one of these boxes - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hard-Drive-Packaging-RMA-Post-Box-Antistatic-Bag-/160646188772?pt=UK_Packaging_Materials&hash=item2567424ee4#ht_2294wt_1396

Yea, I've sold a few other things too and all you need is some newspaper to wrap it in lol. I've sent out sticks of RAM, CPU's, mobos, drives, etc in the mail to family and friends and they never got a DOA. A anti-static bag is a good idea tho.
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Yea, I've sold a few other things too and all you need is some newspaper to wrap it in lol. I've sent out sticks of RAM, CPU's, mobos, drives, etc in the mail to family and friends and they never got a DOA. A anti-static bag is a good idea tho.

I've just found a anti-static bag in the original box. It's good to know that i will just need to wrap the original box up in some paper.
Once i've received my new graphics cards i'll get it formatted and put it up for sale.
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I have a single 256GB M4 now and I might grab another to run 'em in Raid 0. I love these drives wink.gif I'll post benchies when I get around to it.
    
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Just did review for the 128GB M4 on B&H Photo, I totally Linked Seans SSD optimization Guide to it =)~

No one ever give decent reviews of stuff on those sites. Figured other power users would find your Guide excellent!
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Thanks sean! now that i read it, it sounds very much like a clean up job rather than a clone job? Let me see if i got the steps right...
i will use windows 7 backup program first, save the iso to my blank m4 ssd
then run the system restore.
this will "restore" (aka clone) the image to my m4 ssd whilst leaving my existing windows 7 untouched?
i will have 2 windows 7 partition now?
then i will go to bios and select m4 ssd as boot drive?

oh man...i took an hour to do these steps and bam!

aint worked!
all it did was create a system image on the blank m4 (B:\) and then restore/overwrite this image to my intel ssd (C:\) and im back at square 1!
help!
    
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Well just jumped on the newegg deal and grabbed a 256gb Crucial M4. I'll be moving from an exisiting smaller-size SSD to the Crucial.

Looks like the below steps will let me just move my existing Win 7 install to my new SSD?
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Thanks sean! now that i read it, it sounds very much like a clean up job rather than a clone job? Let me see if i got the steps right...
i will use windows 7 backup program first, save the iso to my blank m4 ssd
then run the system restore.
this will "restore" (aka clone) the image to my m4 ssd whilst leaving my existing windows 7 untouched?
i will have 2 windows 7 partition now?
then i will go to bios and select m4 ssd as boot drive?
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Well just jumped on the newegg deal and grabbed a 256gb Crucial M4. I'll be moving from an exisiting smaller-size SSD to the Crucial.
Looks like the below steps will let me just move my existing Win 7 install to my new SSD?

see my post above dudez, it wont work! these steps are just a system restore, not cloning...doh.gif
    
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