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I use parted magic on a CD and it works fine. the bootable usb works fine as well for dos .exe programs as well. Just not .isofiles like parted magic. You need to do what andy said http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ That ways works fine as well.

I did use unetbootin.

Bradley... it's not UNetbootin... It's the downloaded Distro of parted magic 2011_11_24. I created a new USB drive with UNetbootin using the new download. Although parted magic does load.. you can watch it, it reaches a point where the video driver turns off. Blank black screen. I haven't yet burned this iso to disk to see if it will boot all the way from CD. I usually just use a CD. Bradley why did you make me try a USB drive... tongue.gif I'll try later to see if i can figure out what's wrong with the distro.

I ran the same procedure with the .iso from parted magic 6.0. booted to the USB.. bang, right into Parted Magic. So, if you choose to run from a USB drive, use an older version of Parted magic.
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Use a CD then. Or even better...don't even worry about the secure erase lol.

I mean...does secure erease even boost performance?

Only necessary if you are having problems with the drive, or if you see performance degrdation that does not clear up by itself (Garbage collection/TRIM cycle finally runs).
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I'm concerned. I clicked delete on the SSD upon windows install and went on new and then next. Will that help remove any sort of TRIM or garbage issue? As far as i am aware, i don't have such issues.
Here are my benchmark results.
Do they lookas they should for my SSD inperticular?
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Just to add.
found this
Sequential: 166.74 MB/s Read, 72.43 MB/s Write
•4k: 15.85 MB/s Read (4057 iops), 48.21 MB/s Write (12341 iops)
•4K-64Thread: 50.81 MB/s Read (13007 iops), 70.35 MB/s Write (18010 iops)
•Access Time: .157ms Read, .317ms Write
http://compreviews.about.com/od/storage/gr/OCZ-Agility-3-60GB.htm


I got better reads on all but my writes are lower?
Then again, my SSD is 3/4 full.

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So what is the verdict?
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Here's the product link for the Agility 3 from OCZ.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/manuals/OCZ_Agility3_Product_sheet.pdf

Everything looks good. The writes are a little low but that may have to do with the drive getting closer to full. But even then, they aren't that far off.
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Is this all the same for a completely new build? Or are there differences? Mainly things like the disconnect all drives except the SSD. I will be building from scratch and both the HDD and SSD (as well as all other components) will be brand new. Would just be as simple as: Put computer together. Set AHCI in BIOS, put Windows 7 disk in the ODD, install?
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Here's the product link for the Agility 3 from OCZ.
http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/manuals/OCZ_Agility3_Product_sheet.pdf
Everything looks good. The writes are a little low but that may have to do with the drive getting closer to full. But even then, they aren't that far off.

Thanks. I was talking to ACHILEE5. He has 2 identical SSD's. The writes are much lower on one of them because the OS is installed on that drive.
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Is this all the same for a completely new build? Or are there differences? Mainly things like the disconnect all drives except the SSD. I will be building from scratch and both the HDD and SSD (as well as all other components) will be brand new. Would just be as simple as: Put computer together. Set AHCI in BIOS, put Windows 7 disk in the ODD, install?

Yes, that is basically the essentials of what you need to do.

One you get that far and get windows loaded, use Sean's guide for tweaks.
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Thanks. I was talking to ACHILEE5. He has 2 identical SSD's. The writes are much lower on one of them because the OS is installed on that drive.

Makes sense. Your drive should still feel really fast because reads are not effected by being full though.

The 4k-64thrd mark basically tells us how fast the drive would respond to 64 write requests by the OS. Realistically, most desktop users see a max of 10 or less requests at one time.
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Is this all the same for a completely new build? Or are there differences? Mainly things like the disconnect all drives except the SSD. I will be building from scratch and both the HDD and SSD (as well as all other components) will be brand new. Would just be as simple as: Put computer together. Set AHCI in BIOS, put Windows 7 disk in the ODD, install?

It doesn't matter if it is a new build install or a reinstall it will always be the same. Just pop in the SSD, make the SATA mode AHCI, and install the OS.
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It doesn't matter if it is a new build install or a reinstall it will always be the same. Just pop in the SSD, make the SATA mode AHCI, and install the OS.

Should I still leave the storage HDD out until the OS has been installed?
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