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nah, ill pass. not in the mood to reload everything again lol.
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nah, ill pass. not in the mood to reload everything again lol.

LOL, I'm taking my rig apart right now, need to remount the cooler frown.gif
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i guess i could do a fresh image install.

how much of a performance difference did your friend say it was between the 4096 vs 1024 alignment? not really trying to kills an hour and a half if im only going to gain like 40mb/s read/write.
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i guess i could do a fresh image install.

how much of a performance difference did your friend say it was between the 4096 vs 1024 alignment? not really trying to kills an hour and a half if im only going to gain like 40mb/s read/write.

Umm, don't remember really lol. Reads were about the same ans writes were higher. Honestly don't bother until you really want to reinstall.
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im just wondering, thats all. if i loose my raid array again, ill have no choice. thats twice in less that 3 weeks. not sure whats causing it. either the ssd's or sata controller is messing up. but if it happens again, im sendng all three in for rma.
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im just wondering, thats all. if i loose my raid array again, ill have no choice. thats twice in less that 3 weeks. not sure whats causing it. either the ssd's or sata controller is messing up. but if it happens again, im sendng all three in for rma.

Wow, that sucks...I had that issue with my F3s when they were in RAID 0, I think a separate controller is best to get....though very expensive.
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i guess i could do a fresh image install.

how much of a performance difference did your friend say it was between the 4096 vs 1024 alignment? not really trying to kills an hour and a half if im only going to gain like 40mb/s read/write.

The big difference was in sequential writes. It was quite substantial, almost a 650% (yep... no typo.. six hundred fifty) improvement (on average 55-65 MB/s aligned @ 4096 vs. 375 to 385 MB/s @1024). All other benches showed slight write improvemnt, but nothing spectacular. (<5%). Read speeds were unaffected.

Unless you are consistantly writing large files to the drive, wait until you "need" to reinstall. If you are using the PC in a capacity where you consistantly write large files (video editing as an example), don't wait... the improvement is that dramatic.
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well thats nice to know. thumb.gif
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Yeah Sean, please remount your SA and use the minimal amount of thermal paste, as big as the @ sign in your keyboard (assuming you have a standard one) smile.gif You will be baffled that temps will go lower.

My two F3's in RAID0 with my Gigabyte EP45-UD3P board before had no problems or whatsoever. I never lost my array.

So for single drives, 4096 is still the most recommended alignment?
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Hi, sorry if this question has been asked before, but I've just followed the guide up to the middle of the optimizations part.

I plugged my HDD back in, and am wondering, what happens to the Windows 7 on my HDD? Do I have to wipe the HDD? Are all the installed programs and stuff useless on it?

I'm a bit hesitant to reinstall everything. And will programs (like non-steam games) install to the HDD or the SSD?

Should I just do this part?
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*Beta* How to: Use current OS HDD as a data drive after installing a SSD!

Option 2: Better option to me, will take longer.
Shrink the old HDD OS partition
Then make a new partition on the HDD in the free space
Then move the personal files to the new partition
When done moving your files delete the older OS partition
Then expand the new partition into the left over free space

Next redirect your user folders to the storage HDD.
And for redirecting user folders, should I use this guide? http://www.overclock.net/t/664738/how-to-setup-ssd-boot-drive-with-secondary-hard-disc-optimization/0_100
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