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What should I do first thing when I get my Crucial m4 tomorrow? Not sure if it will have the latest firmware.

Same thing I had to do yesterday. It came with Rev 009 (check back of the drive), as and as above has said already burned 0309 firmware onto disk, boot with it and thats it.
    
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I have an SSD for the OS and essential programs and an HDD for everything else. Is it okay to leave the page file on the SSD? Will it cause no extra wear on the SSD?
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I have an SSD for the OS and essential programs and an HDD for everything else. Is it okay to leave the page file on the SSD? Will it cause no extra wear on the SSD?

It will cause slight usage on the SSD should i program require it, but leave it if you need it smile.gif
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LEAVE system restore! I've had to use it over a dozen times literally like 15 times. When setting User folder locations went wrong, when an install for a download manager didnt go right, also using ninite caused issues with MPC and codecs.

I'd say leave it on its will save you alot of headache!
    
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LEAVE system restore! I've had to use it over a dozen times literally like 15 times. When setting User folder locations went wrong, when an install for a download manager didnt go right, also using ninite caused issues with MPC and codecs.

I'd say leave it on its will save you alot of headache!

lol, I've learned to leave it on too b/c of stupid things like that. It is really a handy feature.
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I have an SSD for OS and HDD for games and stuff. I followed the video tutorial for formatting and aligning the SDD for 4K and everything. Then I plugged in my HDD after Windows was installed and started using it after a format. My question is, was I also suppose to 4K align the HDD? If I open AS SSD, it says it is 1024K for the HDD.
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I have an SSD for OS and HDD for games and stuff. I followed the video tutorial for formatting and aligning the SDD for 4K and everything. Then I plugged in my HDD after Windows was installed and started using it after a format. My question is, was I also suppose to 4K align the HDD? If I open AS SSD, it says it is 1024K for the HDD.

You don't need to, I don't have my storage drives aligned 4K, I simply don't feel like going through the hassle to do so.
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You don't need to, I don't have my storage drives aligned 4K, I simply don't feel like going through the hassle to do so.

Interesting you say that. What else do you think is not necessary from your guide?
    
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You don't need to, I don't have my storage drives aligned 4K, I simply don't feel like going through the hassle to do so.

Interesting you say that. What else do you think is not necessary from your guide?

Why is that interesting? lol 4K is mainly for newer HDDs and SSDs.

ummmm, nothing in my guide is necessary. It is simply what I do for my systems I deal with. It is the best way to go about installation from my experience and cuts user error.
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Originally Posted by Sprkd1 View Post

I have an SSD for OS and HDD for games and stuff. I followed the video tutorial for formatting and aligning the SDD for 4K and everything. Then I plugged in my HDD after Windows was installed and started using it after a format. My question is, was I also suppose to 4K align the HDD? If I open AS SSD, it says it is 1024K for the HDD.
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You don't need to, I don't have my storage drives aligned 4K, I simply don't feel like going through the hassle to do so.
I did since I put my user files (docs, pictures, vids, music) on my HDD. Was this wrong and or unnecessary?
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Interesting you say that. What else do you think is not necessary from your guide?
Besides system restore that is. ?
Very good guide as I have spent many hours over the past week configuring my aging system.
This is why I posted and to say thanks.
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