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Hello guys im new to this SSD stuff , my current HDDs setup is Samsung 1TB HD103SJ (OS/Programs/Games) ,2x Samsung 2TB HD204UI(Personal Backup).

And now I have the Samsung 830 64GB SSD.

I want to install the SSD for the OS and programs only , but I dont know what i need to do with the Samsung 1TB.

I turn on the PC with SSD,1TB,2x 2TB connected , put windows 7 DVD , format Samsung 1TB , and set windows 7 to install on the SSD?This is the right sequence?

I can update the SSD firmware after windows 7 installation fine?

Thanks!

Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard , I will use the SSD on the SATA 2 Port , Intel Chipset controller.
Edited by AshCation - 3/14/12 at 6:46pm
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Hello guys im new to this SSD stuff , my current HDDs setup is Samsung 1TB HD103SJ (OS/Programs/Games) ,2x Samsung 2TB HD204UI(Personal Backup).
And now I have the Samsung 830 64GB SSD.
I want to install the SSD for the OS and programs only , but I dont know what i need to do with the Samsung 1TB.
I turn on the PC with SSD,1TB,2x 2TB connected , put windows 7 DVD , format Samsung 1TB , and set windows 7 to install on the SSD?This is the right sequence?
I can update the SSD firmware after windows 7 installation fine?
Thanks!
Asus Rampage III Extreme Motherboard , I will use the SSD on the SATA 2 Port , Intel Chipset controller.

Follow the guide, these things are addressed..

Update your firmware if required before installation of windows.

Install SSD only at first, and do your cmd commands to format, align, etc., and then install OS.

Once you get to the part of the guide where you do your first restart, shut down instead and install your other drives. If you have to, select your boot priority in BIOS to the SSD (or just use F12).

You can then format the other drives if desired through windows, as windows won't be using them for the system.

Just read the guide a few times, print it off, and follow it to a T.
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Thanks, I was afraid that the OS on the SSD conflict with the OS on the HD , but now I understand it.
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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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What's my best option to nuke everything and just create an MBR Raid0 installation of Windows 7. This is absolutely ridiculous.
ummm...:/

Maybe. What did it say exactly when you tried a repair?
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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.

You can not use easeus to realign the partitions sadly.
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7. Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter

I have a problem, i tried different keyboards, but it just won't make the "=". i have used razer blackwidow and another old one, how do i make equals?? redface.gif
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That's a strange problem...

Are you using a PS/2 keyboard, or are they all usb? I usually run a PS/2 keyboard for doing anything before windows boots. Try that if you're not already.
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7. Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
I have a problem, i tried different keyboards, but it just won't make the "=". i have used razer blackwidow and another old one, how do i make equals?? redface.gif

Use the Alt Keypad code to get the = sign if the regular key is not working
Alt(key) 6 1 (on keypad)
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Empty windows update download cache:
This is a safe and easy way to get rid of any left over windows update files.
Go to: C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
Delete all of them.

Is there a way to create a vbs/bat file to do this automatically?
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Once you do that is there a hiberfil.sys or a pagefile.sys?
Go through my maintenance section. Also, use space sniffer.

Ok, so i finally got on my PC and done all maintenace... Final step space sniffer. That found a 11.9GB hiberfil.sys file on my SSD.
Bet you can guess what the next question is. lol
What is it, what does it do, should i delete it?
Cheers Sean your the master.
    
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Ok, so i finally got on my PC and done all maintenace... Final step space sniffer. That found a 11.9GB hiberfil.sys file on my SSD.
Bet you can guess what the next question is. lol
What is it, what does it do, should i delete it?
Cheers Sean your the master.

Hibernation file size is used when your system hibernates, dumps everything to SSD/Harddrive from memory.
Sleep leaves information loaded into memory and requires your system to have power. Hibernation you don't need power because it writes everything from memory to disc. If you don't use hibernation Sean's guide tells you how to shrink and or remove it.
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