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I always suggest a single larger SSD over multiple in RAID 0, because the difference for the consumer is minimal in performance in day to day tasks.
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Is it a good idea to have partitions on an SSD, I intend to limit my OS drive to ~80Gb and the rest for gaming ( Corsair ForceGT 240Gb ) or would this affect TRIM / durability of the drive seeing that C:/ is only 80Gb and the used space for that will be around 50-60Gb.

set it as you like, it doesn't make a difference.
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I always suggest a single larger SSD over multiple in RAID 0, because the difference for the consumer is minimal in performance in day to day tasks.
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Thank Sean. I did do CCleaner and clean out my Windows Update temps. I'm at 220gb free / 238gb for the whole system (not just Windows, Windows = 17.8gb) - Good enough!! I'm done. No way in heck I can get below 18gb used with everything I wanted to install...I think this is my limit...I did everything possible to save space. Anyways...my PC feel so clean..I love it!
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Thank Sean. I did do CCleaner and clean out my Windows Update temps. I'm at 220gb free / 238gb for the whole system (not just Windows, Windows = 17.8gb) - Good enough!! I'm done. No way in heck I can get below 18gb used with everything I wanted to install...I think this is my limit...I did everything possible to save space. Anyways...my PC feel so clean..I love it!
Oh, you have things installed too? That is why lol. i thought you were talking about just the installation with nothing installed.

I have about the same too:

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^ Ah oka. Good good.

EDIT: I meant Windows folder was about 16GB..not 17.8GB. The whole system is about 18GB - 19GB.

Windows = 16GB
Other Programs/Installations = ~ 2GB - 3GB
Total Used: ~ 18GB - 19GB
Free: ~ 219GB - 220GB (out of 238GB)

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I'm happy with that.
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set it as you like, it doesn't make a difference.
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No affect durability wise on the NAND?
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set it as you like, it doesn't make a difference.
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No affect durability wise on the NAND?
why would it?
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why would it?

I dunno, because of limited usable space on the partition for TRIM / GC?

Thats why Im asking since I dont know lol!
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Hey Sean me again.

First I wanted to add a tip that maybe would be helpful to others if they experience the same problem I had. I recently upgraded to an X79 system and was re installing windows and every time I hit the install button it kept saying it couldn't located the proper files/drivers to continue. I was trying to install it in the GPT format so I followed your steps and just couldn't figure out why this wasn't working. Since it booted just fine from the USB why couldn't it find the proper files? Then it dawned on me that I was using a USB 3.0 port on the front of my case for convenience. I switched to a usb2.0 in the back and then everything worked just fine, installation wise anyway. Don't know if the USB 3.0 was the problem but I'm thinking since X79 doesn't have native USB 3.0 support that might have something to do with it.

Now on to my question. I had already installed windows on my Plextor M3 128gb in the GPT format following your guide. Didn't have any problems then but I ran into one tonight I have no idea what it could be. I Secure erased all my data and then I am following the steps to set up the partitions and got a weird message. I created the Msr partition at size=128, then create partition primary, but when I type active the command prompt says this
"the selected disk is not a fixed MDR disk."
"the ACTIVE command can only be used on fixed MBR disks"

I tried everything I could think of, which isn't much but I am stumped. I didn't see this problem before and dunno how to get past it. I tried installing windows anyway but it wouldn't let me install on the ssd cause it said it was correct or something along those lines.

Any idea what the deal is?

Edit: I also had an alignment of 4096 on my last install but I don't remember how I got that when using the GPT format. It seems to me just following those steps the alignment would be 1024. How would I go about aligning it to 4096 if it doesn't do it automatically.
Edited by Snooter - 5/13/12 at 6:48pm
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Hey Sean do recommend disabling NTFS Compression on a HDD? I read somewhere that disabling it speeds up some programs or just the ui.
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