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

Oh right, I took the expansion card out.

The reason I took it out, is that I noticed you guys said never to use Marvell ports. Well, it's a Marvell controller on the card. Should I just return it? Doesn't seem worth the $35 or so. I'm already impressed by the speed!
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That is SATA 2 speed. I thought you said you were on the SATA 3 controller?

Oh right, I took the expansion card out.

The reason I took it out, is that I noticed you guys said never to use Marvell ports. Well, it's a Marvell controller on the card. Should I just return it? Doesn't seem worth the $35 or so. I'm already impressed by the speed!

Yea, I'd only get it if I needed more slots for HDDs, even then I'd get a good LSi or intel one lol.
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Yea, I'd only get it if I needed more slots for HDDs, even then I'd get a good LSi or intel one lol.

Nowhere on the package did it say which controller it was, I just saw it when it was initializing after POST. Glad I saw it though. Get my money back! smile.gif
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Great thread. Followed this all the way through and my Crucial M4 64gb sdd is kickin' a$$. Thank you. +rep thumb.gif
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Great thread. Followed this all the way through and my Crucial M4 64gb sdd is kickin' a$$. Thank you. +rep thumb.gif

Thanks bud smile.gif
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Hey Sean thanks for the amazing guide, a couple of questions though...

I basically completely followed your guide and skipped only 1 or 2 optimization steps.

After restarting my Windows 7 still takes up about 20gb on my SSD. Did I miss something crucial?

I'm not really sure if there was something that completely eliminates a lot of space from Windows 7 after following the steps..

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Hey Sean thanks for the amazing guide, a couple of questions though...

I basically completely followed your guide and skipped only 1 or 2 optimization steps.

After restarting my Windows 7 still takes up about 20gb on my SSD. Did I miss something crucial?

I'm not really sure if there was something that completely eliminates a lot of space from Windows 7 after following the steps..

Thanks!

Turn Off/Shrink the Hibernation File:
Turn Off/Shrink Page file:
Turn Off/Shrink System Protection:
Turn off drive indexing:

That is it really. Run CCleaner and disk cleanup as well
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How does my Kingston HyperX 120gb performance look like?
Isent it suppose to be faster? :S I run at a grey intel 6gb/s port on the Asus P8Z68 V-Pro gen 3...
Everything should be up to date as I just recently did a fresh install of W7 + updating RST and such

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Turn Off/Shrink the Hibernation File:
Turn Off/Shrink Page file:
Turn Off/Shrink System Protection:
Turn off drive indexing:
That is it really. Run CCleaner and disk cleanup as well

I did some of those settings and I think I forgot to apply them properly! I restarted and freed up about 8-9 gigs biggrin.gif


Quick question, do you recommend putting a browser like google chrome on the SSD? Does it potentially make the browser faster?

Also, this is what my SSD scores looks like after the tweaks smile.gif

Crucial M4 64gb

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Odd, usually it is the battery when the system clock gets reset, is the system overclocked? Are you running an intensive app? Could a program be shutting it down. P

I reset the system to stock but it happened again. I tried to reseat the power and SATA cable but the system struggles to boot (black screen) so I opened the case and did a CMOS reset. I moved the SSD to a different drive bay. No problems yet.

I was playing Gunz and it shouldn't be intensive at all, The max GPU usage was 15%.
    
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