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Alignment is separate for each disk first of all.

So post a screen shot of the SSD.
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i cant get it to display, is there a tool?
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Why not?

Use AS SSD. Post a screen shot, you don't need to run the benchmark.
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ohhhh okay, it says its set at a 4k cluster

Thank you very much for the help :]
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Up to you really, I can run the 32Gb drive as an OS drive. You will just have very little room after a few programs and such.
I would just suggest using it as an cache if you have a Z68 motherboard.
Ewww, XP, I can't stand that OS lol.

Thanks for the replies. I think I will go with the cache for right now, I'm seeing that the 32 gb will be kind of tight.

From what I've read, I should activate RAID mode and set the SRT software for caching. Anything else i should know or is that it.

Awesome guide btw
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Up to you really, I can run the 32Gb drive as an OS drive. You will just have very little room after a few programs and such.
I would just suggest using it as an cache if you have a Z68 motherboard.
Ewww, XP, I can't stand that OS lol.

Thanks for the replies. I think I will go with the cache for right now, I'm seeing that the 32 gb will be kind of tight.

From what I've read, I should activate RAID mode and set the SRT software for caching. Anything else i should know or is that it.

Awesome guide btw

http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/CS-032826.htm?wapkw=%28smart+response%29
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So I bought a PCI-e controller for SATA 3 because I was in Micro Center and thought what the hey... it actually takes time to initialize, lengthening my boot! Is this thing not worth it at all? Am I even going to notice? I just got a combined score of 599 (233 read / 240 write) on the as ssd pass after following your guide. I am very happy thus far! Now I just need to tell windows where to look for my files on my spinpoint f3.
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So I bought a PCI-e controller for SATA 3 because I was in Micro Center and thought what the hey... it actually takes time to initialize, lengthening my boot! Is this thing not worth it at all? Am I even going to notice? I just got a combined score of 599 (233 read / 240 write) on the as ssd pass after following your guide. I am very happy thus far! Now I just need to tell windows where to look for my files on my spinpoint f3.

Yea, PCIe cards take time to initialize, that is just how it is. If you want a faster boot you need to use the native chipset. What does your AS SSD screenshot look like?
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Yea, PCIe cards take time to initialize, that is just how it is. If you want a faster boot you need to use the native chipset. What does your AS SSD screenshot look like?

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That is SATA 2 speed. I thought you said you were on the SATA 3 controller?

Few things tho.

I don't think TRIM will work on the add on cards controller
You will most likely get less then the though put you expect unless it it a high end 4x PCIe card
I am not sure on how good your random and 4K reads will be.
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