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yea i am an idiot....when i got it over to this system it was up and i saw all files and i figured a new usb cable and fresh power to it, and getting some dust off of her had made her 'ok'.... i concentrated on making this system stable and now it is gone... if only i had backed it up when i first saw it come back i would be a happy man and would use this thing for chocking tires when i work on cars smile.gif...alas... *sigh
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Thanks Sean for helping out. I finally have it setup. The "other" guides pertaining to moving the user folders did not work for me at all, so, I did it your way and now I have my Documents,Videos,Downloads,Music, Desktop, and Pictures all going to my HDD. The only thing I did "really" wrong during this whole ordeal is pick drives powered by SandForce SF-2200 controllers. I could have purchased two Crucial M4 drives for the same price I paid for these. I did the same thing when I bought my FX 4100 instead of the 1090. I'm still kicking myself. rolleyes.gif
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Thanks, Sean, for all the work for a very clear and comprehensive guide! thumb.gif
One question (so far) and a few typos I found.

First the question... In the checklist in step 6, you say to disconnect my HDD, which I did. But I didn't see when I am supposed to reconnect it. Searched this thread for "reconnect," but the hits didn't answer it. So I am going to assume that I reconnect once Win 7 is installed.

Now a few typos I found, not to be critical, but to try to be a little help to improve things.
1. in the "Why to follow..." section, it says "Please read the this..."
2. In the "First" section, it says "Have you lost your disc or is it damaged yours..."
3. In "The Checklist" section, it says "1. This saves you the hassle of asking which port it which..."
4. In the "You are done!" section, it says "Now that all that is over and you system is all set up..."
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Thanks, Sean, for all the work for a very clear and comprehensive guide! thumb.gif
One question (so far) and a few typos I found.

First the question... In the checklist in step 6, you say to disconnect my HDD, which I did. But I didn't see when I am supposed to reconnect it. Searched this thread for "reconnect," but the hits didn't answer it. So I am going to assume that I reconnect once Win 7 is installed.

Step 5 in Immediately after installing Windows:
Restart for the first time: Applies to SSDs/HDDs

Open the Start Menu
Click the arrow next to Shut down
Click Restart
Note: Plug in any secondary drives, if so, just click Shut down instead of restart. This applies all the changes and you should have a nice amount of free space now.
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Now a few typos I found, not to be critical, but to try to be a little help to improve things.
1. in the "Why to follow..." section, it says "Please read the this..."
2. In the "First" section, it says "Have you lost your disc or is it damaged yours..."
3. In "The Checklist" section, it says "1. This saves you the hassle of asking which port it which..."
4. In the "You are done!" section, it says "Now that all that is over and you system is all set up..."
Thanks fixed. smile.gif

You earned your first rep biggrin.gif
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What if my motherboard only allow me to use RAID mode for all of my sata ports? I tried to set to AHCI but then it changed all ports to one or the other. Since i have 3 HDD's i want to keep in raid 0, it does work fine in all RAID, but my SSD is not detected by windows as an SSD, just a normal 60 GB HDD. But it gets a 6.8 WEI score. Am I doing something wrong all this time?
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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?

Could be... anything is possible. The 0x109 is caused by data corruption.. usually points to memory, but can also often be caused by a driver... but could be any driver not necessarily the SATA driver. I probably wouldn't worry about it unless it happens again. A quick question though... You do have advanced power management set to never power down the HDD (actually your SSD)? Specifically the setting for: "Turn Off Hard Disk After". It should be set to "Never". I ask, because you said it happened while you were away from the computer (sleeping). You can get this error if the SSD is powered down, and doesn't respond to a "power up" instruction from the OS fast enough.

Regarding your question about the newer driver being listed on the Intel site, but not at the ASUS or GIGABYTE site... Intel will always have the newest drivers first.. They develop them... the motherboard manufacturers will usually post the newer drivers... well... when they get to it.

If you do see the BSOD again, as the tech on the other site suggested, remove the newer driver, and reinstall the old to see if the problem goes away. Just like graphic drivers, the newest isn't always the best for your system. They are supposed to be, but it is impossible to test new drivers under every scenario/motherboard/hardware configuration, so sometimes they can be buggy under certain conditions. I'm not implying that there is a definate problem with the enterprise drivers... but you never know.
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What if my motherboard only allow me to use RAID mode for all of my sata ports? I tried to set to AHCI but then it changed all ports to one or the other. Since i have 3 HDD's i want to keep in raid 0, it does work fine in all RAID, but my SSD is not detected by windows as an SSD, just a normal 60 GB HDD. But it gets a 6.8 WEI score. Am I doing something wrong all this time?

Any time you have any RAID array on your system, the selection for SATA mode must be set for RAID. This does not create any problem for drives that are not part of your ARRAY. The RAID drivers (both Intel and AMD) also contain the AHCI drivers that are used for any drive that is not part of the ARRAY. In a nutshell, your 3 - 500GB Blues are using the RAID driver, and your SSD is using the AHCI driver even though your driver "mode" is set to RAID.

I'm not sure what you mean when you say windows doesn't detect your SSD as an SSD. Which version of Windows?
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hey sean, whats the easiest way to make an exact copy of my existing SSD which houses my os, drivers, and some software onto my new m4?
im trying to avoid reinstalling everything from scratch on my new ssd. THANKS!
anyone who can answer this please do as im sure mr. webster is quite busy!
+rep of course!
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hey sean, whats the easiest way to make an exact copy of my existing SSD which houses my os, drivers, and some software onto my new m4?
im trying to avoid reinstalling everything from scratch on my new ssd. THANKS!
anyone who can answer this please do as im sure mr. webster is quite busy!
+rep of course!

Yea i am, can't stand college...IDK anymore

But any ways just make a system image with: http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm
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Actually Clonezilla would be a more efficient way of coping it to get an exact copy.
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i feel you man, im 21 in the sunshine state too only im going to saint pete college atm planning to transfer to usf. you're at ucf if i dont recall correct?
anyways, thanks for the help! cheers! thumb.gif

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Actually Clonezilla would be a more efficient way of coping it to get an exact copy.
didnt see your post lol. anyways, so this will give me a 100% copy?
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