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Not sure whether this has been asked before but i assume that if i want to install programs on my Hard drive as well as my SSD i just need to Create a Program Files and Program Files (x86) folder on the hard drive?

Other than that thanks for the guide Sean. I've now got about 37GB of free space and my system is very responsive!
I might move my Hard drive and CD drive to my SATA 6GB/s ports, it looks like the 3GB/s ports are on a different controller on the motherboard so it's slowing down the boot process a bit.

@bryce Here is a link to the Black Viper guide on tweaking the services in Windows 8
http://www.blackviper.com/2011/09/16/black-vipers-windows-8-service-configurations/
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Originally Posted by Kieran View Post

Not sure whether this has been asked before but i assume that if i want to install programs on my Hard drive as well as my SSD
i just need to Create a Program Files and Program Files (x86) folder on the hard drive?

Other than that thanks for the guide Sean. I've now got about 37GB of free space and my system is very responsive!
I might move my Hard drive and CD drive to my SATA 6GB/s ports, it looks like the 3GB/s ports are on a different controller on the motherboard so it's slowing down the boot process a bit.

1) You don't HAVE to create those specific folders. Just create a "Programs" folder (to keep things easy to find), and when you install programs, just use the custom option when installing. Then tell the program where to install to. This applies to games as well (I always make a "Games" folder on my mech drives for games).

2) So long as you're not using the horrible Marvell controller for SATA 6Gb/s, then the other 6 ports are ALL on your native Intel controller. You'll have 2x SATA 6Gb/s, and 4x SATA 3Gb/s. There's no reason to have your DVDRW and your mech drives on the SATA 6 ports. Although I use the Marvell controller (in IDE mode, no OPROM) for my DVDRW drive myself. My mech drives are on my Intel SATA 3Gb/s, and my SSD is on my Intel SATA 6Gb/s.
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1) You don't HAVE to create those specific folders. Just create a "Programs" folder (to keep things easy to find), and when you install programs, just use the custom option when installing. Then tell the program where to install to. This applies to games as well (I always make a "Games" folder on my mech drives for games).
2) So long as you're not using the horrible Marvell controller for SATA 6Gb/s, then the other 6 ports are ALL on your native Intel controller. You'll have 2x SATA 6Gb/s, and 4x SATA 3Gb/s. There's no reason to have your DVDRW and your mech drives on the SATA 6 ports. Although I use the Marvell controller (in IDE mode, no OPROM) for my DVDRW drive myself. My mech drives are on my Intel SATA 3Gb/s, and my SSD is on my Intel SATA 6Gb/s.

Thanks, just created a "Games" and "Programs" folder.

My SATA 6GB/s ports are using a AMD SB950 controller while the 2 SATA 3GB/s use the JMicron® JMB362 controller.
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Originally Posted by Xaxinian View Post

Sean, thanks for the quick reply, I just saw you go thru the instructions for making a bootable USB, I thought it may be optional or for those without optical drives but I am very new to this so I wanted to make sure.

That being said, on your advice I just ordered a Crucial M4 128Gig SSD (Very Excited). I recently built a new system and while I am very happy with it, it was still only as strong as its weakest link. In this case my HDD. I will be using the SSD as my boot drive, with Windows and a few other programs. I intent to have a few games on it as well. I still would like to use my HDD for other games and programs I dont use as often...and just storage. In your section of the install guide you talk about things to do if its just SSD or just HDD or both. Since I will be actively using the HDD as well should I follow the instructions for SSD and HDD?

You install the system on a SSD then do the steps marked SSD/HDD and SSD only.
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I assume once I have the SSD installed and windows on it, I can simply format my current HDD and start using it normally?

yep as long as all the data you want on it is backed up.
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Post a screenshot of AS SSD: http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?cat_id=4&file_id=9
When you open the program in the top left it should say iaStor.

Thanks for the response. I downloaded the linked application. Do you want me to actually run the benchmark or just take a screenshot of the opened application?

just a screenshot will do no need to run it.
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If you disable pagefile and the system RAM consumption boosts high close to 100%, what will happen?
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just a screenshot will do no need to run it. [/quote]



Here is what you requested.

snapshot.png 49k .png file
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Another request for assistance if you may.

As I hadn't run the WEI assessment yet, it showed a score of 1.0. I just ran it and received the following message:

X The Windows Experience Index for your system could not be completed.
Could not measure video playback performance.
---> Close

I ran it several times with the same result. I then googled the message and as a result checked that the 8 files used by Windows for the assessment were there and I was able to play them successfully. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
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After installing my Intel 520 Series SSD (VERY nice SSD, may I add), and doing a fresh install of Win7, I backed up everything I needed on the HDD the OS used to be on. I now want to reformat the HDD that the OS used to be on, but it is not letting me do this using the Windows Disk Management.. I've used this in the past many times for formatting/partitioning but now, it's not letting me format it. Does this have to do with the old OS being installed on it? What's a good work around do making this work?

I am really loving the Intel 520 SSD.. Like night and day difference performance wise!
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If you disable pagefile and the system RAM consumption boosts high close to 100%, what will happen?

it may simply shut down/crash. happened to me before lol.
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just a screenshot will do no need to run it.

Here is what you requested.

snapshot.png 49k .png file

Yep the intel sata driver is installed. thumb.gif
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Another request for assistance if you may.

As I hadn't run the WEI assessment yet, it showed a score of 1.0. I just ran it and received the following message:

X The Windows Experience Index for your system could not be completed.
Could not measure video playback performance.
---> Close

I ran it several times with the same result. I then googled the message and as a result checked that the 8 files used by Windows for the assessment were there and I was able to play them successfully. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

Try this?

Fix W.E.I. scores reporting wrong:
Go to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT and delete the winsat.txt
Then go to C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore and delete all the files in there.
Now restart W.E.I.
Note: The scores should be the proper score now.
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After installing my Intel 520 Series SSD (VERY nice SSD, may I add), and doing a fresh install of Win7, I backed up everything I needed on the HDD the OS used to be on. I now want to reformat the HDD that the OS used to be on, but it is not letting me do this using the Windows Disk Management.. I've used this in the past many times for formatting/partitioning but now, it's not letting me format it. Does this have to do with the old OS being installed on it? What's a good work around do making this work?

I am really loving the Intel 520 SSD.. Like night and day difference performance wise!

Use diskpart?
  • If your personal data is backed up to another drive then:
    1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
    2. Type list disk, press Enter
    3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
    4. Type clean, press Enter
    5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
    6. Type active, press Enter
    7. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
    8. Type assign, press Enter
    9. Type exit, press Enter
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Do you think 200gb and up SSD will ever get cheaper one day? They seem so extremely expensive. I have been keeping an eye on those new INtel 520's and other brands that came out but the INtel new ones are really interesting to have. Gonna wait til it's the right time to go bigger. I want more stuff on the SSD so every game i own can load in it biggrin.gif Not just BF3!
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