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How about you read the very 1ST step when installing a SSD. It's much a better start man and welcome to OCN. Enjoy your stay. Be sure to READ all the tips on the first page of this thread.
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Sean's guide worked great. Only one problem.

Before installing, I unplugged the SATA cable from the HDD and plugged it into the SDD.

Installed Win7 to SDD just fine.

I hooked up my HDD, this time using the SATA cable that used to be hooked into the SDD, and the HDD became C: and Win7 booted from there instead of the SDD.

How to make the system see the SDD as C: with the HDD plugged in?

Put the SATA cable back into the SSD and use a different port and cable for the HDD.
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I'd rep you if I could, because this guide worked great for the new vertex 3 that I put into my work laptop.

One thing to note, however, is that I found it a better idea to hold off the graphics driver install until after running windows update if your system is running on an APU. I'm not sure if this is a Lenovo thing, or a Catalyst thing, but the 12.6 drivers wouldn't install correctly until after I ran windows update. Basically, the drivers installed as if there were no graphics card present, and the only features that I got under the AMD vision engine contol center were CPU-based features and the presets tab. I'm guessing that this has something to do with the Win7 SPI disk coming out before the Llano APUs were released, because I never had this problem before until after I purchased a llano-based laptop.
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I moved the cable for the HDD from SATA2 to SATA4. No joy. Still boots from the HDD, not the SSD.
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Is there an application that can monitor what is writing to the SSD? Since I got my SSD its been writing like 2-4Gb/day which is what I expected for my usage, but there are times its writing at 7-10Gb and I would like to know what app is writing that much.
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I moved the cable for the HDD from SATA2 to SATA4. No joy. Still boots from the HDD, not the SSD.
You need to delete the bootloader on the HDD. Umm...make a new thread.
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Is there an application that can monitor what is writing to the SSD? Since I got my SSD its been writing like 2-4Gb/day which is what I expected for my usage, but there are times its writing at 7-10Gb and I would like to know what app is writing that much.

This is what I use: http://www.ssdready.com/
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Thanks!

Funny thing, now that my system boots so fast Yahoo Messenger fails to connect on boot and has to for a manual reconnect!
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I was just wondering, I have the Gigabyte GTX 670 OC version, does that mean I have to change it to the stock speed, even though I bought it like that? Also, is this guide for a computer that is being built, and not one that is already built?
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Thanks!

Funny thing, now that my system boots so fast Yahoo Messenger fails to connect on boot and has to for a manual reconnect!
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I was just wondering, I have the Gigabyte GTX 670 OC version, does that mean I have to change it to the stock speed, even though I bought it like that? Also, is this guide for a computer that is being built, and not one that is already built?
Unless you have an actual way to overclock the card during install it will be at stock clocks, even if it is factory overclock, that is still stock. lol Don't worry about your GFX card.
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So after 7hours of monitoring my system with SsdReady I found that Chrome seems to be the biggest reason for my daily writes.. In just 7hrs its written 326Mb..

Safe Browsing Bloom Filter 2 (80.15Mb)
Safe Browsing Bloom_new (99.79Mb)
Safe Browsing Download _new (39.25Mb)

And tons and tons of really small .tmp files..

Followed by BootCKCL.etl under windows/wdi (30MB and about 50MB for the entire folder tree )

The app also shows 38.9GB of read data while SSDlife pro only shows 7Gb.

This may or may not impact SSD life span but Im wondering if there is a way to reduce those writes from Chrome or maybe I could move them to my mechanical drive?

I am just concerned why my daily writes have been skyrocketing from 3Gb to 7-10Gb.

Currently im only at 491Gb written and 657 read, at 1 month 7days and 17hours.
Edited by EarlZ - 7/3/12 at 6:04pm
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