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Then yes you should be fine as long it's a legit copy.thumb.gif
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Dramatic drop in performance on my new machine since I switched from IDE to AHCI. Now videos playing in VLC stutter (visually and audioally), explorer windows take much longer to show their contents, backups from my drive E (HDD) to a backup USB drive (G) takes way way longer. Writing speed to my USB 3 Sata 3 backup drive is down to 25.3MB/s. The even weirder thing is how my C/D drives (both on my Samsung 830 SSD) show up in the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" systray icon, as does my E drive (HDD). They were never there when I was in IDE mode.

I'm tempted to go back to IDE.

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Wow !! What a huge relief. I've switched back to IDE mode. My writes from HDD (E) to external USB drive (G) are now 3 times faster. My video/audio glitches have stopped, and my machine feels normal again. I'm only scoring 250 on AS SSD benchmark with IDE, compared to 730 with AHCI, but I'm not gonna let a benchmark rule my life. How fast the system really feels, how many video/audio glitches I get while something plays in VLC, and how many bytes per second my GoodSync transfer across drives tells me it's *really* achieving is where it's really at.

I can always switch back to AHCI if I want to run another AS SSD benchmark test wink.gifthumb.gif
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Then yes you should be fine as long it's a legit copy.thumb.gif

Win7 piracy is still going strong .... In the link below I gleened a few more new tips how to protect oneself, or in my case helping out a friend who recently got burned, sorry Sean this maybe should be in another thread?

★ Windows 7 Ultimate 32/64bit Full Version SP/1 ★ BEWARE of COUNTERFEIT 90% FAKE
Read his info thoroughly, you to may be surprised ... IE. missed the slightly different COA's, excellent pics showing the difference ...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Ultimate-32-64bit-Full-Version-SP-1-BEWARE-of-COUNTERFEIT-90-FAKE-/120874105415?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c24a87a47
 
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Sean, if I buy a box/retail Windows 7 Professional w/o SP1 and I download the direct Digital River download 64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1, will the product key of the box/retail Windows 7 Professional w/o SP1 work?

It will work, this is exactly what I did as my system has no ODD.

edit: Sean you must you the title I gave you a couple months back via PM, much better IMO
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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3 View Post

I just saw Patroit SSD on sale and Corsair. Also short time sale SanDisk. Does SanDisk suck? Or should i lean towards Patriot or Corsair or wait and save for another better INtel SSD? I wanna go bigger SSD space. Been considering a minor upgrade again now that new games are coming this summer and mostly FALL. I just wanna plan ahead and could use your best advice Sean. I want the best SSD to afford and last!


Nevermind on SanDisk. Those are for laptops lol. However these other two for Desktops yes.

New drives are coming this summer. Don't you have a 320 now?
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I didn't even think of that. Of course, duh me. Also wanted Sean to look at this thread. http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-ssd-optimization-guide-2/

I saw something new that you can do but i refused to try it WITHOUT asking the expert guy before doing anything. I heard you can move Temp folders to your hard drive instead of having it on your SSD since it always writes a lot of junk.

This is what the guy said.

Awesome Guide thanks.

I would also recommend you change your windows temp folder to another drive as this also writes a lot of junk.

Right click my computer -> properties -> advanced system settings -> environment variables

edit:

temp & tmp

to secondary drive.


Is this true? Would this hurt OS in any form? I would love your input sir! Also problem is this guy didn't really fully explain where or how exactly you EDIT these. I know you edit the pathway but it's a little confusing in some of the areas because there's so much you could edit and wasn't SURE which. I just know you edit to the other hard drive but wasn't sure if this even GONNA help? Surprised this wasn't in Sean's guide or i may have missed it?

I did it before...i don't care for it myself.

And to change the location simply put a directory.

ex. from %SystemRoot%\TEMP to P:\Temp\Cache
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Originally Posted by d4005 View Post

Dramatic drop in performance on my new machine since I switched from IDE to AHCI. Now videos playing in VLC stutter (visually and audioally), explorer windows take much longer to show their contents, backups from my drive E (HDD) to a backup USB drive (G) takes way way longer. Writing speed to my USB 3 Sata 3 backup drive is down to 25.3MB/s. The even weirder thing is how my C/D drives (both on my Samsung 830 SSD) show up in the "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" systray icon, as does my E drive (HDD). They were never there when I was in IDE mode.

I'm tempted to go back to IDE.

Wow !! What a huge relief. I've switched back to IDE mode. My writes from HDD (E) to external USB drive (G) are now 3 times faster. My video/audio glitches have stopped, and my machine feels normal again. I'm only scoring 250 on AS SSD benchmark with IDE, compared to 730 with AHCI, but I'm not gonna let a benchmark rule my life. How fast the system really feels, how many video/audio glitches I get while something plays in VLC, and how many bytes per second my GoodSync transfer across drives tells me it's *really* achieving is where it's really at.

I can always switch back to AHCI if I want to run another AS SSD benchmark test wink.gifthumb.gif

o.0 that is a very odd issue. I could trouble shoot it with ya maybe if you make a separate thread lol.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3 View Post

Then yes you should be fine as long it's a legit copy.thumb.gif

Win7 piracy is still going strong .... In the link below I gleened a few more new tips how to protect oneself, or in my case helping out a friend who recently got burned, sorry Sean this maybe should be in another thread?

★ Windows 7 Ultimate 32/64bit Full Version SP/1 ★ BEWARE of COUNTERFEIT 90% FAKE
Read his info thoroughly, you to may be surprised ... IE. missed the slightly different COA's, excellent pics showing the difference ...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Windows-7-Ultimate-32-64bit-Full-Version-SP-1-BEWARE-of-COUNTERFEIT-90-FAKE-/120874105415?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c24a87a47
If you like make a post in the windows section about it.

http://www.overclock.net/f/132/windows
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fortunesolace View Post

Sean, if I buy a box/retail Windows 7 Professional w/o SP1 and I download the direct Digital River download 64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1, will the product key of the box/retail Windows 7 Professional w/o SP1 work?

It will work, this is exactly what I did as my system has no ODD.

edit: Sean you must you the title I gave you a couple months back via PM, much better IMO

What title? The Mits...muts...masai...I have no idea how it was spelled lol.
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I just updated my BIOS and now my painstakingly and perfectly installed UEFI: Windows Boot Manager is missing from the boot priority and it won't boot. Is there any way to get this back?
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I just updated my BIOS and now my painstakingly and perfectly installed UEFI: Windows Boot Manager is missing from the boot priority and it won't boot. Is there any way to get this back?

This should work: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/220#post_15563816

Basically run start up repair. Once you do the option will be in the BIOS to boot off of.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

This should work: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/220#post_15563816
Basically run start up repair. Once you do the option will be in the BIOS to boot off of.

Unfortunately that doesn't work. Windows tries to repair and it says it can't repair the startup files. This is such a headache.
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I am on windows 7 and have easeus partition master,

but I have already run the acer recovery program to restore the factory image and then run as ssd but misalignment is present as shown in my first post.

have watched your gparted video on youtube

can do all of those things on easeus partition master but not given the choice of 'align to' perhaps that is a factor.
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What's my best option to nuke everything and just create an MBR Raid0 installation of Windows 7. This is absolutely ridiculous.
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