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hey sean, one of my backup HDDs has a horrible grinding noise to it whenever i boot up my rig or access the drive. you think its going bad? i ran the windows check disk utility and a tool that western digital has for their HDDs.. both came back with no errors and say its in good health. so what do you think?

to be on the safe side, i want to transfer whats on it to another drive. but there is stuff already on the other drive. so how would i partition some of it so i can transfer my files over. or would it just be easier to drag and drop?
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hey sean, one of my backup HDDs has a horrible grinding noise to it whenever i boot up my rig or access the drive. you think its going bad? i ran the windows check disk utility and a tool that western digital has for their HDDs.. both came back with no errors and say its in good health. so what do you think?
Mine has a grand noise kinda when I first boot when it initializes.
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to be on the safe side, i want to transfer whats on it to another drive. but there is stuff already on the other drive. so how would i partition some of it so i can transfer my files over. or would it just be easier to drag and drop?
Use robocopy to copy folders over. Make a batch file and everything you set will back up by itself. biggrin.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1125994/seans-data-backup-guide-using-robocopy

You don't really need to partition anything. If you want to partition it I'd say use easus partition master home edition.
http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
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i forgot you made that thread. doh.gif

i see you became so epic that ocn removed your rep count. biggrin.gif
Edited by firestorm1 - 3/11/12 at 11:44pm
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Sean, another quick question; my bios had acpi v3.0. Should i set to v3.0 or as directed by you to stay on v2.0? Bios even had v1.0, whats the deal about it?
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Why? thinking.gif

For people having problems installing Service Pack 1. Usually a repair install is required and you can't really do a repair install of Windows 7 w/o SP1 using a disk Windows 7 installation disk with SP1 integrated. It also makes your guide more extensive. biggrin.gif
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For step 5 I would do not do another back up then but after you change to AHCI mode.
Actually, if you haven't actually done anything yet then change to AHCI mode now, then back up the OS partition(s).
I haven't started yet. There's no massive hurry. I'd rather lock down my exact sequence first and be sure it's the best. Clearly I didn't put a proper plan in place with my first SSD. Now I've got it though. Looking for half a day free to do it smile.gif

edit: I'm going to make some "real" benchmarks of my own before I switch too. Like copying a big file from C: on the SSD to D: on the SSD, or converting a video from mp4 to avi (c->d also). Also, copying from (and to) HDD to (and from) the SSD. It'll be nice to not only see the AS SSD results, but also my own real world tests.
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Sean, another quick question; my bios had acpi v3.0. Should i set to v3.0 or as directed by you to stay on v2.0? Bios even had v1.0, whats the deal about it?

Yea. use the newest you can. It is simply for extra device configuration and power management features.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Configuration_and_Power_Interface
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Why? thinking.gif

For people having problems installing Service Pack 1. Usually a repair install is required and you can't really do a repair install of Windows 7 w/o SP1 using a disk Windows 7 installation disk with SP1 integrated. It also makes your guide more extensive. biggrin.gif

Ook, I'll add them when I get home later today.
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For step 5 I would do not do another back up then but after you change to AHCI mode.
Actually, if you haven't actually done anything yet then change to AHCI mode now, then back up the OS partition(s).
I haven't started yet. There's no massive hurry. I'd rather lock down my exact sequence first and be sure it's the best. Clearly I didn't put a proper plan in place with my first SSD. Now I've got it though. Looking for half a day free to do it smile.gif

edit: I'm going to make some "real" benchmarks of my own before I switch too. Like copying a big file from C: on the SSD to D: on the SSD, or converting a video from mp4 to avi (c->d also). Also, copying from (and to) HDD to (and from) the SSD. It'll be nice to not only see the AS SSD results, but also my own real world tests.

cool. Yea you might as well enable ahci now, before i thought you already had made the image.
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is this alignment good? or should it be 4k or 4096k? i'm confused.
everytime i freshly install window 7 it's always been like this.
i'm using 2x force gt 60gb in raid 0 for my system drive.
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and i have another raid 0 array which composed of 2x 120gb force 3 that i'm using to store games
this one has an alignment of 1024k
Capture2.png

what do you think?
post #2409 of 5384
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

is this alignment good? or should it be 4k or 4096k? i'm confused.
everytime i freshly install window 7 it's always been like this.
i'm using 2x force gt 60gb in raid 0 for my system drive.

and i have another raid 0 array which composed of 2x 120gb force 3 that i'm using to store games
this one has an alignment of 1024k

what do you think?

both are fine, both are 1MB offset.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

is this alignment good? or should it be 4k or 4096k? i'm confused.
everytime i freshly install window 7 it's always been like this.
i'm using 2x force gt 60gb in raid 0 for my system drive.

and i have another raid 0 array which composed of 2x 120gb force 3 that i'm using to store games
this one has an alignment of 1024k

what do you think?

both are fine, both are 1MB offset.

1mb offset? what do you mean by that?
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