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How do I properly add a storage HDD to my SSD setup so that all the "junk" goes to the HDD. I have it already installed, formatted and assigned but what else needs done? I searched your guide but I didn't see anything or perhaps I missed it.
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Very, very nice improvement in writes... 4K - 50% increase and 4K-64 thread.. a nice 15% jump.
I'm not sure on why the longer boot time, but it very possibly could be the drivers.. The enterprise driver is typically used for RAID arrays.

The X79 platform is too new for me to have delved very deeply into just yet. I still have to rely on my collegues for x79 info... They were the ones that told me about x79 and the enterprise driver.
As they say timing is everything.. and I just don't have enough of it, this time of the year.

Thanks. But there seems to be a problem. Today I left the computer on and took a nap. When I woke up, I saw there was a message saying something along the lines of "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shut-down." It said the error was a blue screen. Could these X79 RST drivers be causing this? This never happened before I installed them.
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ack... it cant find my SSD... some note was in data pdf about not seeing drive if on a sata 6gb line.. iwonder if i need to unplug everything onboard and put SSd on a sata 3gb and try again... your thoughts ?...
it hangs on... 'looking for drives'... doesnt show any drives available..not even the HDD drives i have sata 3gb lines..... on multiple reboots etc.. so either it is only looking for a Crucial drive or something is whack
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Thanks. But there seems to be a problem. Today I left the computer on and took a nap. When I woke up, I saw there was a message saying something along the lines of "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shut-down." It said the error was a blue screen. Could these X79 RST drivers be causing this? This never happened before I installed them.

I asked about the BSOD on another forum and they were able to analyze the dump and found it was relating to RAM. Click the following link to have a look about the BSOD information:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f299/first-bsod-625822.html

However, this NEVER happened prior to installing the Intel RST Enterprise X79 drivers and I've had the desktop running 24/7 for a week. I've been running Memtest86+ for 2 hours now with the second pass almost done and no errors found.

Do the signs points to the Intel RST Enterprise X79 drivers?
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Originally Posted by MME1122 View Post

I also had a question about installing windows. I have a notebook that (I believe) had a factory image on the original hard disk. Can I install windows onto a new SSD using that? If so, that means both hard drives have to be connected, right? Is that a problem?
I have no idea if it would or not.
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How do I properly add a storage HDD to my SSD setup so that all the "junk" goes to the HDD. I have it already installed, formatted and assigned but what else needs done? I searched your guide but I didn't see anything or perhaps I missed it.
What do you mean?
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ack... it cant find my SSD... some note was in data pdf about not seeing drive if on a sata 6gb line.. iwonder if i need to unplug everything onboard and put SSd on a sata 3gb and try again... your thoughts ?...
it hangs on... 'looking for drives'... doesnt show any drives available..not even the HDD drives i have sata 3gb lines..... on multiple reboots etc.. so either it is only looking for a Crucial drive or something is whack

You didn't install the OS yet correct?

BIOS update?
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Sean I followed your instructions on moving the location of music/desktop etc, and that is all fine. However, whilst the original folders are in my User profile in C:\, when I download files they are defaulting to the download folder in said C:\ profile. How can I get them to default to the X:\ locations? Can I delete the originals?

Thanks in advance!

SgtMunky
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Sean I followed your instructions on moving the location of music/desktop etc, and that is all fine. However, whilst the original folders are in my User profile in C:\, when I download files they are defaulting to the download folder in said C:\ profile. How can I get them to default to the X:\ locations? Can I delete the originals?

Thanks in advance!

SgtMunky

...If you did what I said then your drives and folders are set to do that. In your user profile you see the downloads folder. Click the properties. In the general tab it says the location of the folder. It should say your drive location you set for it. The folders in you user folder are basically links. If the location says C still you didn't do it right. If you have two of the same folder in the user folder then you can delete the one On the C: drive. And in that case only the Pictures, Documents, Music, and Video folders are the ones that make a duplicate. The others don't.
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Ahh ok, saying they are links makes more sense to me, all is good then, cheers

501

So this is the result I just got
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Ahh ok, saying they are links makes more sense to me, all is good then, cheers

501

So this is the result I just got

Nice scores...but

You skipped a step:

Install newest SATA drivers: Applies to SSDs/HDDs
  1. For AMD systems, use the newest AHCI and the South Bridge driver. (Link)
  2. For Intel systems, use the newest Rapid Storage Technology driver. (Link)
    Note: This is to ensure your SSD/HDD will function properly and have max performance.
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Why would it say my system doesn't meet the requirements for installing that software :s

Never mind got it, let me just restart
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