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Thanks. I'm noob when comes to SSD. How to un-install and replace it with? biggrin.gif

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As a maintenance item I see that you delete the Software Distribution Download folder. I like to keep the Software Distribution folder around, just in case I want to uninstall an update. Have only had to do it once, so, seems silly to keep it probably. Anyway, I just use junction and drop it on my SATA download / data drive. I wonder if others do the same?

p.s. Thanks for the great guide and for keeping it rolling.
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Thanks. I'm noob when comes to SSD. How to un-install and replace it with? biggrin.gif

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As a maintenance item I see that you delete the Software Distribution Download folder. I like to keep the Software Distribution folder around, just in case I want to uninstall an update. Have only had to do it once, so, seems silly to keep it probably. Anyway, I just use junction and drop it on my SATA download / data drive. I wonder if others do the same?

p.s. Thanks for the great guide and for keeping it rolling.

Thanks,

Yea, I never uninstall my updates...but I also only delete the files in the folder on occasion.
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Alright so I had my 64gb m4 up and running last week and it was brilliant. However, I found 64 gb to not be enough, so I bought another for raid0. I have set up a raid before. My option rom utility says I have a functional raid. However, when I go to install windows (formatting the drives) lis dis shows nothing. Where's my raid, yo? Thanks in advance!
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Alright so I had my 64gb m4 up and running last week and it was brilliant. However, I found 64 gb to not be enough, so I bought another for raid0. I have set up a raid before. My option rom utility says I have a functional raid. However, when I go to install windows (formatting the drives) lis dis shows nothing. Where's my raid, yo? Thanks in advance!

You need to load the RAID driver first, then go into diskpart after.
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You're a beast Sean. When I go ahead with install ( load raid driver is on the page where you select disk to install to, amirite?) I get an error saying "a required cd/DVD drive is missing...please insert now"

Is this asking for a USB with my raid driver on it?
I feel like last time I did a raid i had to click a button saying load driver rather than it just throwing me this error.

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My raid driver doesn't seem to be on my USB....I'll have to dl it at work tomorrow.

On another note, can't seem to get my DVD drive to be recognized as uefi now...MBR, here I come I guess.
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The driver is on your mobo CD or you can use the one here: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/raid_windows.aspx
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Nothing to dl with here, on my lame iPad right now frown.gif

Sean=Jeebus

Seriously, saving me so many headaches (although me doing this stuff at 1am probably isn't helping)
Cheers!
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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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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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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

Thanks! I liked the old thread though, everything was all in one place smile.gif
Maybe you can place a link in the end of the guide? For the sake of other people who might look for it thumb.gif
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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.

Sadly it didn't work for me. I had to reinstall Windows (I had to anyway, but oh well). When I tried to "Repair" the setup gave me an error saying it does not support the currently Installed Windows version/edition/something else. And yes, I used the same USB DOK that I used to install Windows previosly, and I booted both with "UEFI:xxxxx". wth.gif
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Any drive really, but mainly for large drives atm. I have mine set to GPT. When I reinstall next I am switching to MBR b/c I remember it booting faster.

I have wondered - have you confirmed that? If it does making booting significantly longer, I think I'll just stick to MBR. I'd like my booting faster, than my wake-from-sleep faster rolleyes.gif

And one last thing (Some posts from the very first pages):
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4096 is optimal for SSD's and newer HDD's, windows makes it 1024 default.
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yes, the entire F3 series is 4K.

I have two Samsung HD103SJ's connected to my rig right now, and Parted Magic 6.7 reports both of them as being with sector size of 512 bytes. I also checked my Crucial M4 128GB and it is also 512 bytes. What's going on? eh-smiley.gif


Thanks again for your wonderful guide!
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