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Hey Sean, if you get a minute can you take a look at this benchmark for me? In ATTO, I get the advertised speeds from the compressed data but in AS SSD I'm getting these benchmarks. Thanks mate.

Kingston Hyper X 128 gig Sata III

506

A little low compared to this. But it could be because you just installed the OS, give it a week or two and test again.

543
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Alright will do, how did you know I just installed the OS! Appreciate the tip. + rep
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sean, just wondering what you know about the magician software for the 830 series? do u recommend using its tools for anything?
here are a few screens of the app....the 2nd 2 show the optimizations....what bugs me is that i already did these things with your guide...do u think i should mess with them in this app too?

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sean, just wondering what you know about the magician software for the 830 series? do u recommend using its tools for anything?
here are a few screens of the app....the 2nd 2 show the optimizations....what bugs me is that i already did these things with your guide...do u think i should mess with them in this app too?

Just leave them. I think it just completely disables those service (defrag and indexing) for even the other HDDs in a system and it just sets its own power scheme so don't worry about it.
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quick question...
so what if i initially installed using the instructions for GPT

then I had issues when activating windows with it saying some error because it was having difficulty finding the active drive....I now want to try just doing the simpler MBR format....
do I follow the instructions as is? or are there extra steps to eliminate the old partitions that I made when setting it up for GPT?

Thanks
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quick question...
so what if i initially installed using the instructions for GPT

then I had issues when activating windows with it saying some error because it was having difficulty finding the active drive....I now want to try just doing the simpler MBR format....
do I follow the instructions as is? or are there extra steps to eliminate the old partitions that I made when setting it up for GPT?

Thanks

I'd just follow the MBR guide as is because when you do it will wipe the data of the previous install. You just need to do the command convert MBR after the clean command (abbreviated as cle in the guide)in disk part.
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I'd just follow the MBR guide as is because when you do it will wipe the data of the previous install. You just need to do the command convert MBR after the clean command (abbreviated as cle in the guide)in disk part.

Hrmmm
well I ended up just trying to follow the normal MBR instructions and it seemed to work (with the extra command of convert mbr) and it seems to work fine....I'm guessing I'm losing some theoretically small space from that other partition (which I could still see when doing lis dis)

oh wells....thanks for your help! Next time I'll give GPT another shot if I have to reformat
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Oh
and also out of curiosity....I noticed for my boot sequence in my UEFI, should I pick Windows Boot Manager as my boot priority or just the one labelled as the SSD?
which is faster?
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I'd just follow the MBR guide as is because when you do it will wipe the data of the previous install. You just need to do the command convert MBR after the clean command (abbreviated as cle in the guide)in disk part.

Hrmmm
well I ended up just trying to follow the normal MBR instructions and it seemed to work (with the extra command of convert mbr) and it seems to work fine....I'm guessing I'm losing some theoretically small space from that other partition (which I could still see when doing lis dis)

oh wells....thanks for your help! Next time I'll give GPT another shot if I have to reformat

When you use the "List Disk" command, the results returned are the physical drives on the computer, not the partitions on the drives themselves. If you have only the SSD attached, you will only see 1 drive. I have a feeling what you may be seeing a USB drive attached to the system which will show up as a drive using the "List Disk" command.

On the otherhand, if you meant "List Partition", once you have selected the SSD, the "clean" command should get rid of any partition(s) that exist on the drive. How much space are you talking about?

EDIT: Actually, I had a thought.. I've never tried, but it may be the leftover MSR partition from GPT... If that's the case, (and you can probably help this thread), maybe the "clean" command needs to be executed a second time after the "convert" command when converting back to MBR..
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Oh
and also out of curiosity....I noticed for my boot sequence in my UEFI, should I pick Windows Boot Manager as my boot priority or just the one labelled as the SSD?
which is faster?

If you have an MBR "type" disk, boot directly to the SSD. There is no reason to use window's boot manager under MBR.
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Just wanted to say: Thank you for the guide - I and my M4 would be really sad without this guide! So thumb.gif +rep and a kharma cookie!
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