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Hey Sean thanks for the reply. So i finally got through all your optimizations and got windows running nice and clean. I am running into another problem where i go to plug in my 2 HDD's and i enable RAID(XHD) on my BIOS to setup my RAID and i go ahead and choose my raid and set everything up like it should be, but upon start up i encouter a BSOD very quickly and the PC restarts.

Any clue on what this could be?

Oh and when i take the RAID off and switch back to AHCI everything is fine.

Enable RAID Mode after Installation:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  3. Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.
  4. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
  5. Locate and then click the following registry subkeys:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor
    
  6. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
  9. Restart your computer
  10. Go to UEFI/BIOS and enable RAID, Save & Reboot
  11. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.

Then after that make the array.
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Once again Sean you fix my problem. Much obliged!
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Once again Sean you fix my problem. Much obliged!

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The m4's were already knocked off by the Corsair Performance Pro.
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Anything that is used a lot will be moved to the SSD like the boot files and such. I don't see how it would lower the life of the drive really.

Well, there aren't any 64GB Performance Pros and I just love Samsung and Crucial/Rendition.

I was thinking of it like RAM. So I guess cache is cleaned out just like how TRIM and GC clean a SSD?
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Sorry to bother again guys but another quick question. On my last install i had pretty much the entire user folder allocated to my data HDD. Using Sean's method i only have the normal folders like downloads etc.. there, but what about the "AppData" folder because that one seems to grow exponentially especially with big games and apps and i wouldn't want that to fill up my ssd. Is there a safe or good way to bring that folder over to my HDD, i know there was something like using junctions but doesn't seem to be the most efficiant way.

Thanks and i appriciate any help.
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Well, there aren't any 64GB Performance Pros and I just love Samsung and Crucial/Rendition.

I was thinking of it like RAM. So I guess cache is cleaned out just like how TRIM and GC clean a SSD?

Ok, now you are confusing me....lol

Do you know what TRIM and GC work like? That is different than RAM being cleared.

Read here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_Maintenance

The data on the cached SSD is not cleared, once moved to the SSD it stays if you are using it as a cache drive.
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Sorry to bother again guys but another quick question. On my last install i had pretty much the entire user folder allocated to my data HDD. Using Sean's method i only have the normal folders like downloads etc.. there, but what about the "AppData" folder because that one seems to grow exponentially especially with big games and apps and i wouldn't want that to fill up my ssd. Is there a safe or good way to bring that folder over to my HDD, i know there was something like using junctions but doesn't seem to be the most efficiant way.

Thanks and i appriciate any help.
Yes there is but i advise against it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124198-user-profiles-create-move-during-windows-7-installation.html
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Ok, now you are confusing me....lol
Do you know what TRIM and GC work like? That is different than RAM being cleared.
Read here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_Maintenance
The data on the cached SSD is not cleared, once moved to the SSD it stays if you are using it as a cache drive.
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Sorry to bother again guys but another quick question. On my last install i had pretty much the entire user folder allocated to my data HDD. Using Sean's method i only have the normal folders like downloads etc.. there, but what about the "AppData" folder because that one seems to grow exponentially especially with big games and apps and i wouldn't want that to fill up my ssd. Is there a safe or good way to bring that folder over to my HDD, i know there was something like using junctions but doesn't seem to be the most efficiant way.
Thanks and i appriciate any help.
Yes there is but i advise against it.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124198-user-profiles-create-move-during-windows-7-installation.html

I know how it works. I wasn't really associating it with clearing RAM. I should probably word things better. Anyways, I was asking if what was cached is cleared like RAM when restarted or if it stays there and is removed when not in use through TRIM and GC.

I guess it would be the second. It stays until no longer needed.
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I know how it works. I wasn't really associating it with clearing RAM. I should probably word things better. Anyways, I was asking if what was cached is cleared like RAM when restarted or if it stays there and is removed when not in use through TRIM and GC.

I guess it would be the second. It stays until no longer needed.

Gahhh, your wording kills! I have a cold and can't think straight right now....

So you are asking if the cached data on the SSD is cleared when the system is rebooted?
If so then no. It is not deleted

The program in control of what goes on the cached SSD decides what is put on and off of it. Then it tells the OS to move it back to the HDD. Then the OS tells the SSD that the data was moved off the SSD so then the SSD can use GC to clean and prepare the previously used space for new data.
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Sean, I see that you advise against it and trust your judgment but considering that i will have perhaps 4-5 games and maybe 15 apps installed would i realistically see a huge increase in size (i.e over 5gb?)

I mean if it won't be that much i will stick with the way it is, and i think you mentioned that to me last time as well.
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Originally Posted by sniper_13 View Post

Sean, I see that you advise against it and trust your judgment but considering that i will have perhaps 4-5 games and maybe 15 apps installed would i realistically see a huge increase in size (i.e over 5gb?)

I mean if it won't be that much i will stick with the way it is, and i think you mentioned that to me last time as well.

App data folder is similar to your program folders, parts of programs you install locate parts of themselves in there including game saves, temp files, etc.

That is why I leave mine. Anything to do with m OS and apps stays on the SSD.

Plus it won;t get that much bigger, just use ccleaner every now and then anyways.
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