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Did you do the optimization? Reduce Hybernation file, Shrink the protection back service, shrink the pagefile?

Yep, I sure did. I am at a complete loss....
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Hi Guys - Here's a question for ya. Kingston Hyper X 240GB SSD is showing 160 GB available after a Windows Pro 7 install. It had 223 available on the drive (after wiping/before installing Windows) - but after what should be a 17GB install - I'm at 160GB available. I did wipe the drive using Parted Magic as directed in the notes in the 1st post and then did a reinstall of Windows 7 but still no luck. Any ideas?
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Yep, I sure did. I am at a complete loss....

Got teamviewer? PM me your ID and Pass and I'll check it out. I just helped someone who thought they disabled hibernation and shrunk page file and they actually didn't lol. It could also be something else. I'll check it out for ya.

http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx
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Got teamviewer? PM me your ID and Pass and I'll check it out. I just helped someone who thought they disabled hibernation and shrunk page file and they actually didn't lol. It could also be something else. I'll check it out for ya.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

Thanks Sean... Will do in just a few. Very much appreciated!
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Sean,

I got a Kingston SSDNow V200 64GB today and because I'm not an expert on SSDs, can you check this AS SSD screen and see if the scores are good? I can only see that I got 223MBs read which is 40MBs less than what they advertise and also 81MBs write which is 20 MBs less than they advertise. I don't really know what 4K, 4K-64Thrd and Access Time I should get. I followed your guide thoroughly on setting it up.

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Sean,

I got a Kingston SSDNow V200 64GB today and because I'm not an expert on SSDs, can you check this AS SSD screen and see if the scores are good? I can only see that I got 223MBs read which is 40MBs less than what they advertise and also 81MBs write which is 20 MBs less than they advertise. I don't really know what 4K, 4K-64Thrd and Access Time I should get. I followed your guide thoroughly on setting it up.

501

Alignment is good, you have the SATA driver installed, you are set.

Speed wise I do not know much about those drive, I have never seen benches so I can not comment on that, tho the 4k reads/writes look very low.
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Really nice guide Sean, never really bothered to check it but it really saved me a couple of GB's on my SSD, +1.

What I would recommend to anyone who recently installed windows is use this: http://ninite.com/ it basically lets you choose a lot of common apps (browsers, messaging, media,...) and make it in a single installer, it also makes them all up to date.
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tho the 4k reads/writes look very low.
Is there anything I could do or try to fix it? Or maybe run another benchmark and see if I'll get the same results? Which benchmark?
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Really nice guide Sean, never really bothered to check it but it really saved me a couple of GB's on my SSD, +1.

What I would recommend to anyone who recently installed windows is use this: http://ninite.com/ it basically lets you choose a lot of common apps (browsers, messaging, media,...) and make it in a single installer, it also makes them all up to date.

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tho the 4k reads/writes look very low.
Is there anything I could do or try to fix it? Or maybe run another benchmark and see if I'll get the same results? Which benchmark?

disable all power saving features usually does it. Like speedstep, c1e, c-states.
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Great guide, I use it and point others here.

I have an issue though. So I flashed my BIOS and everything was reset to stock. I know it would happen but forgot to change to Raid on Boot.

My set was Raid enabled in BIOS through a regedit. So I have a 500 GB and TB with a 60 GB SSD setup with 20 GB for caching on my OS partition. Since I rebooted after the BIOS flash it booted in IDE.

The registry is all set with Zeros were needed but it will only boot in IDE now and BSOD if I try ACHI or RAID.

Any ideas?

Edit: Almost forgot, it won't let me reinstall the isator drivers.
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You should probably try to reset your registry to stock, hopefully you backed it up before making the changes? And try to set your BIOS to run in AHCI mode and reboot. I'm not understanding what you mean by "My set was Raid enabled in BIOS through a regedit." Since regedit is a windows function and BIOS is a motherboard function, which is it?

Correct me if I'm wrong please.
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