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Ok, last round of q's for the night, i need to sleep. smile.gif lol
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I did a quick search to see what Pagefile is and kept getting people say "Don't disable it!" Never told what it does/what it is for.
You didn't see wiki? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paging

basically a file set on the HDD/SSD for programs if you have memory (RAM) overflow and need more space. Just leave it enabled and shrink if you want, i have tut in guide lol.
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That be awesome if you could see in to optimizing the workflow, whenever you have time.

So put the drawing files that I'm using on it or my templates (for cad)
Yep like save them there when working on them and then when your done copy them to the main storage media.
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For games what (say BF2) what you put on the Ramdisk what files exactly?
...use symbolic links and drag the who BF2 folder on a large ramdisk lol, instant map loads biggrin.gif
I'll teach you how later, but there is a tut linked in my guide...actually 3 or so lol
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@Sean Webster and Andy

Technically speaking though, what is the best alignment and allocation unit sizes for flash disks?
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LOL, IF IT ISN'T IN THE TRASH BIN AND NOT IN THE OLD LOCATION IT IS DELETED.

LOL. DIDN'T KNOW THAT. I THOUGHT THAT YOU SAID IF YOU DELETE IT THROUGH RECYCLE BIN, ITS NOT PERMANENTLY DELETED.
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@Sean Webster and Andy

Technically speaking though, what is the best alignment and allocation unit sizes for flash disks?

It doesn't really matter, flash drives are limited, not by the alignment of the drive, but rather by the USB's interface/controller. USB 2 devices max at 480Mb/s (yep mega bits; the limitation of USB2). Due to overhead, the flash drives actually perform slower than this. USB 3 devices are limited by the controller on the drive itself, not by the USB 3.0 interface, and can't perform anywhere near the bandwidth that USB 3.0 would allow. Also, the memory on most USB flash drives is EEPROM (helps keeps the cost down). Aligning, or not aligning a flash drive will not realize any real performance differences. They are not like an SSD that is designed for performance.
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Hey Sean,

Just bought my first SSD, wanted to come in here and thank you for you guide. System is screaming fast, I shall never use a mechanical drive again!
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It doesn't really matter, flash drives are limited, not by the alignment of the drive, but rather by the USB's interface/controller. USB 2 devices max at 480Mb/s (yep mega bits; the limitation of USB2). Due to overhead, the flash drives actually perform slower than this. USB 3 devices are limited by the controller on the drive itself, not by the USB 3.0 interface, and can't perform anywhere near the bandwidth that USB 3.0 would allow. Also, the memory on most USB flash drives is EEPROM (helps keeps the cost down). Aligning, or not aligning a flash drive will not realize any real performance differences. They are not like an SSD that is designed for performance.

Thanks. That clears it up.
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LOL, IF IT ISN'T IN THE TRASH BIN AND NOT IN THE OLD LOCATION IT IS DELETED.
LOL. DIDN'T KNOW THAT. I THOUGHT THAT YOU SAID IF YOU DELETE IT THROUGH RECYCLE BIN, ITS NOT PERMANENTLY DELETED.

lolol.
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Hey Sean,
Just bought my first SSD, wanted to come in here and thank you for you guide. System is screaming fast, I shall never use a mechanical drive again!

No problem biggrin.gif
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I have a quick question.

I'm building my new computer from the ground up, so should I build it all ONLY with the SSD first? So it installs windows and everything on the SSD. Then after should I go back and install my HDD and move the folders and what no there?

Thank you!
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I have a quick question.

I'm building my new computer from the ground up, so should I build it all ONLY with the SSD first? So it installs windows and everything on the SSD. Then after should I go back and install my HDD and move the folders and what no there?

Thank you!

Yea, install with only the SSD. Then when done put in the HDD and change the user folders locations to the HDD.
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Great thanks for your help! biggrin.gif
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