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Wait you did convert MBR and then you installed right?

Your array will be MBR not GPT.

As for alignment use AS SSD. Post a screenshot of it here.
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Hi Sean,

I recall, about a month ago, that you had a pretty decent RAMdisk guide in one of your Extras section.
I can't find it now, what happened to it?

Thanks.
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Hi Sean,

I recall, about a month ago, that you had a pretty decent RAMdisk guide in one of your Extras section.
I can't find it now, what happened to it?

Thanks.

Yea, I moved it to its own thread lol. It is in the stickies in the main storage section.

Here is the link.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1227803/how-to-set-up-and-utilize-ram-disks
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Woke up this morning, switched my PC on and my SSD has gone from 32GB free space down to 24.7GB free space... How does this happen, i did the OS install as per your guide which was awesome by the way. Thanks.

But only stuff ive installed... is on my D:\ drive, also if i right click every folder in the C:\ drive only adds up to about 18GB on a 60GB drive. So where is all this drive getting used? lol,
    
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Woke up this morning, switched my PC on and my SSD has gone from 32GB free space down to 24.7GB free space... How does this happen, i did the OS install as per your guide which was awesome by the way. Thanks.
But only stuff ive installed... is on my D:\ drive, also if i right click every folder in the C:\ drive only adds up to about 18GB on a 60GB drive. So where is all this drive getting used? lol,

Did you disable / shrink the system backup settings? It might be a restore point.
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Did you disable / shrink the system backup settings? It might be a restore point.

Yeah i did everything in the guide. Once my son has gone to bed tonight ill have to double check everything i guess and make sure something hasnt some how got set back.
    
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Wait you did convert MBR and then you installed right?
Your array will be MBR not GPT.
As for alignment use AS SSD. Post a screenshot of it here.

Hey Sean; no, I didn't convert anything or change anything in diskpart. I set everything up and when I started the Windows installer back up all of my partitions were still there and this time Windows decided it wanted to install to my SYSTEM partition. So, I think I was able to get the GPT Raid 0 working in the end, but I'll let you know when I get back from work. Thanks for your help.
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Woke up this morning, switched my PC on and my SSD has gone from 32GB free space down to 24.7GB free space... How does this happen, i did the OS install as per your guide which was awesome by the way. Thanks.

But only stuff ive installed... is on my D:\ drive, also if i right click every folder in the C:\ drive only adds up to about 18GB on a 60GB drive. So where is all this drive getting used? lol,

Make all files unhidden

To unhide files in Windows 7, I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below.
a. Start Button
b. Control Panel
c. Click on Appearance and Personalization
d. Click on Folder Options
e. Go to the tab View
f. Check “Hidden files and folders: Show all files and folders”
g. Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”
h. Click “Apply” and then “OK”.
i. Then right click on the files that you want to unhide and then click on Properties.
j. In General tab uncheck Hidden and then click on Apply and then Ok.

Once you do that is there a hiberfil.sys or a pagefile.sys?

Go through my maintenance section. Also, use space sniffer.
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Wait you did convert MBR and then you installed right?
Your array will be MBR not GPT.
As for alignment use AS SSD. Post a screenshot of it here.

Hey Sean; no, I didn't convert anything or change anything in diskpart. I set everything up and when I started the Windows installer back up all of my partitions were still there and this time Windows decided it wanted to install to my SYSTEM partition. So, I think I was able to get the GPT Raid 0 working in the end, but I'll let you know when I get back from work. Thanks for your help.

OK, when you get back let me know. Post a screenshot of disk part after you type list disk it should show all teh drives in your system and next to the drive it should have a * under a column GPT for your OS array.
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Make all files unhidden
To unhide files in Windows 7, I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below.
a. Start Button
b. Control Panel
c. Click on Appearance and Personalization
d. Click on Folder Options
e. Go to the tab View
f. Check “Hidden files and folders: Show all files and folders”
g. Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”
h. Click “Apply” and then “OK”.
i. Then right click on the files that you want to unhide and then click on Properties.
j. In General tab uncheck Hidden and then click on Apply and then Ok.
Once you do that is there a hiberfil.sys or a pagefile.sys?
Go through my maintenance section. Also, use space sniffer.
OK, when you get back let me know. Post a screenshot of disk part after you type list disk it should show all teh drives in your system and next to the drive it should have a * under a column GPT for your OS array.

You can skip steps a-c by pressing the ALT button in a folder then edit(or view can't remember and not on Win7) >folder options.

ALT brings down the folder menu when in a folder, fyi smile.gif.
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Duh, how did i not think of hidden files! Blonde moment!

Ill try tonight cheers sean.

PS 'Space Sniffer' what a great name!biggrin.gif
    
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