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But I still do the partition alignment and all that just minus the TRIM.

I'm curious about what kind of boot time I'll get with it.
    
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But I still do the partition alignment and all that just minus the TRIM.

I'm curious about what kind of boot time I'll get with it.
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I'm about to install my 2nd SSD in a RAID0 and install Windows on it. Do I still do the partition alignment, etc as I would with just 1 ssd or skip that?
Yes, do it.

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And keep with the TRIM and all that as well or what?
You won't have TRIM support in RAID 0 so skip that one step lol.
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I took the "Yes, do it" as in yes it's awesome or something for some reason tongue.gif.
    
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Wow great guide.

Stupid question though, I instaled windows 7 before seeing your guide, I followed the steps after installation, but how important is the mbr/alignment step?

I just formatted the drive using windows, what is the difference with formatting using the windows installer and doing the steps you described?

Sorry for the stupid question but just wondering if it's worth me re-installing just to do that initial step.

Thankyou
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Wow great guide.
Stupid question though, I instaled windows 7 before seeing your guide, I followed the steps after installation, but how important is the mbr/alignment step?
I just formatted the drive using windows, what is the difference with formatting using the windows installer and doing the steps you described?
Sorry for the stupid question but just wondering if it's worth me re-installing just to do that initial step.
Thankyou

In short, no.

Unless sean has evidence otherwise, oh great storage maharishi guru
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Wow great guide.

Stupid question though, I instaled windows 7 before seeing your guide, I followed the steps after installation, but how important is the mbr/alignment step?

I just formatted the drive using windows, what is the difference with formatting using the windows installer and doing the steps you described?

Sorry for the stupid question but just wondering if it's worth me re-installing just to do that initial step.

Thankyou

My steps just delete all the partitions on the drive before the install to make sure you get a clean install. Don't reinstall.
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Hey Sean,

can you please shed some light on my question here.

I don't know if this has been answered in this thread, I just wanted to keep it separate so that anyone looking for answer can find it easy.

TIA.
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Found this guide for anyone who wants to remove the windows boot manager from their UEFI boot listing. The part after step 5 when you reinstall windows and reset your pc right when windos finishes copying files is what removed the windows boot mangager for me. Once windows boot manager is removed just follow the MBR guide for installing windows on the first page.



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How can I completely delete my old Program File folders and Windows on my WD HDD that is now my primary data drive without doing an entire reformat with all my data? Or is that the best/only option?

 

 

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