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You can use the 4096 alignment, you just need to format it with three partitions, my friend said he will make a guide.

As for cluster size, I think that the default 4 KB is fine.
And you just apply the 4096 alignment for the first (ESP) partition, right? And it will automatically affect the other two (MSR and Basic Data Partition)?

I think 4KB is fine with OS drives. How about for STORAGE drives?
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And you just apply the 4096 alignment for the first (ESP) partition, right? And it will automatically affect the other two (MSR and Basic Data Partition)?

I think 4KB is fine with OS drives. How about for STORAGE drives?
I am not sure atm about which partition it applies, I will though when the guide is finished.

And 4KB is good for a storage drive as well, if you want just do a google search, I haven't much knowledge on the subject.
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The "alignment" section is missing a step. The version I sent to you had the first step being to disconnect all drives except for the SSD in order to avoid having the boot sector getting installed to a secondary drive. Of course, the optical drive(s) must remain connected so that the instruction can be followed.

How did that step get removed?
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He helped make it XD
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i think im going to wait until this guide is finished before setting up my other ssd. i want to see what options are available and what all this partition madness about lol.
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i think im going to wait until this guide is finished before setting up my other ssd. i want to see what options are available and what all this partition madness about lol.
hehe,

everything is up to date.

I am currently looking into superprefetch and prefetch settings. I came across this.

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Rather than disable SuperFetch altogether, a better way would be to set it to cache boot files only. SuperFetch does have a purpose and just turning it completely off will only gain you some disk space, and that is only if you remember to delete the cached files after disabling it. Disabling SuperFetch will cause a busy machine to slow down as it swaps applications from disk to ram. Just because it's an SSD doesn't mean swapping won't occur or won't be noticeable.

Open regedit.exe and browse down to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Con tro l\\Session Manager\\Memory Management\\PrefetchParameters

Find the EnablePrefetcher key on the right-hand pane, and change the value to one of these:

Disable Caching: 0
Cache Applications Only: 1
Cache Boot Files Only: 2
Cache Everything (default): 3

A restart is required before this takes any effect.
Also you can clear out the \\Windows\\Prefetch folder after making this change to
start with a fresh prefetcher cache, the next boot will probably be slower since
Windows will have to cache everything again.
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Does anyone want to take the liberty to make a mini guide to setting up RAID?


One for Intel and one for AMD.

Here is the info I have for AMD

Set up RAID for AMD:
  1. Change the HDD to Raid mode
  2. Then when you restart your PC hit Ctrl+I(Ctrl+F), it will take you to raid setup menu
  3. Choose create a raid volume,
  4. Choose the device you wanna add to raid
  5. Then when you done choosing, hit enter, it will go to raid setup,
  6. Choose your raid type (Raid0 or Raid 1, whatever you wanna do).
  7. Give your raid volume a name and finish it

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BIOS settings are correct. Now once you enable RAID and reboot, when the RAID screen pops up and says press ctrl+l/g or whatever it is, do that. when the setup menu comes up, select create raid, once in this menu you can change the name of the config if you feel like as well as the size. Leave everything else the way it is (0-stripe / 128kb) and now save the config. Reboot and start reinstalling Windows 7. If Windows 7 doesn't pickup your RAID config have your RAID drivers ready (motherboard driver disc or the driver on a usb) and load driver (bottom left corner) if needed. If Windows 7 sees the config just continue installing and your done. Keep in mind Windows will see the drives as one drive when properly configured. So your 500's will show up as a 1TB (formatted to 931GB or whatever 1TB's format to).

Read this thread: http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives-storage/484367-guide-all-you-ever-wanted-know.html

Generally what you do lol

Also, one on setting up Intel SRT, I already started that one for you.
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that would be pretty cool. could give the raid array defficient folks some pointers, like myelf
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exciting! keep it up
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Ok, I am going need help still I don't think I havE any extra sata cables to do it on my mobo to make the guide, all will be hypothetical lol
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