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Sean, What user folders should i move over from my drive should i move them all including the app folder?
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Sean, What user folders should i move over from my drive should i move them all including the app folder?
Up to you, not my PC I can't tell you how to manage your space. I wouldn't move the appdata folder tho.
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I want to know please if my performance/scores are good to a Corsair Force GS 128GB using latest firmware (5.05A), AHCI mode (on BIOS), Sata 6Gb/s on Intel grey port and with the last RST version, anything I am missing? Because I saw people with Force GT getting 500Mb/s+ READ and I get only 380Mb/s, and everyone told me the GS series is better than GT series that's why I bought GS one and I just did a fresh install of Windows:



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Sean - Thanks so much for this guide. It is very helpful for someone like me getting their first SSD. I'm sure this has been covered but I am asking how the HDD is set up after installing the SSD and operating system (Windows 7). I plan on getting a 256 GB capacity drive but I know it will fill up fast from programs, pictures, music, and video. I would like to locate the subfolders in the :\users directory to the HDD and have Windows recognize them there. Is this done during the OS install or post OS install. What other folders should be moved to the HDD?
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What would be the best SSD (with lowest capacity) to be used with XP? And what do I need to do to enable TRIM in XP? Do I need to do anything special for XP?
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Booting and partitioning of Windows 7 without the System Reserve Partition:

  1. Boot from your Windows 7 installation media. (If you have a UEFI option to boot, do not select it, select the non-UEFI option for your boot media.)
  2. After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, type Diskpart, press Enter.
  4. Type List Disk, press Enter.
  5. Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter.
  6. Type Clean, press Enter.
  7. Type Create Partition Primary Align=4096, press Enter. (You can use 1024 instead of 4096 for offset, there is no difference)
  8. Type Format Quick FS=NTFS, press Enter.
  9. Type Exit, press Enter.
  10. Close the Command Prompt window.
  11. Click the "Next" button.
  12. Click the "Install now" button.
  13. Accept the terms and click the "Next" button.
  14. Choose "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)."
  15. Click the partition.
  16. Click the "Next" button.
  17. From then on follow the on screen instructions till you get to the desktop.

So the 4MB (or GB?) partition is for that 4K alignment  thing, right? After we do this we're set and we have our hard drives properly aligned, right? If I do this on an SSD during the W7 install, do I have to do anything else for my 1TB HDD after installing the OS? Or am I set?

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Sean - Thanks so much for this guide. It is very helpful for someone like me getting their first SSD. I'm sure this has been covered but I am asking how the HDD is set up after installing the SSD and operating system (Windows 7). I plan on getting a 256 GB capacity drive but I know it will fill up fast from programs, pictures, music, and video. I would like to locate the subfolders in the :\users directory to the HDD and have Windows recognize them there. Is this done during the OS install or post OS install. What other folders should be moved to the HDD?
You change their location after install. It is one of the steps in the guide. You move whatever folders you choose. I do my desktop, music, pics, vids, saved games, and documents folders.

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What would be the best SSD (with lowest capacity) to be used with XP?
Anything you choose.
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And what do I need to do to enable TRIM in XP?
Not supported.
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Do I need to do anything special for XP?
Alignment. Install on the drive preformated. Do not let the XP installer format it. Only windows vista, 7 or 8.

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Booting and partitioning of Windows 7 without the System Reserve Partition:
  1. Boot from your Windows 7 installation media. (If you have a UEFI option to boot, do not select it, select the non-UEFI option for your boot media.)
  2. After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, type Diskpart, press Enter.
  4. Type List Disk, press Enter.
  5. Type Select Disk # (where # is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter.
  6. Type Clean, press Enter.
  7. Type Create Partition Primary Align=4096, press Enter. (You can use 1024 instead of 4096 for offset, there is no difference)
  8. Type Format Quick FS=NTFS, press Enter.
  9. Type Exit, press Enter.
  10. Close the Command Prompt window.
  11. Click the "Next" button.
  12. Click the "Install now" button.
  13. Accept the terms and click the "Next" button.
  14. Choose "Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)."
  15. Click the partition.
  16. Click the "Next" button.
  17. From then on follow the on screen instructions till you get to the desktop.
So the 4MB (or GB?) partition is for that 4K alignment  thing, right?
yea and MB.
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After we do this we're set and we have our hard drives properly aligned, right?
yea
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If I do this on an SSD during the W7 install, do I have to do anything else for my 1TB HDD after installing the OS? Or am I set?
ur set
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Thanks. Is there no way to enable TRIM on XP? Software?

If TRIM isn't enabled in XP, how do I maintain the performance of the drive through time?
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Thanks. Is there no way to enable TRIM on XP? Software?
Intel toolbox i believe. You need an intel drive with it.
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If TRIM isn't enabled in XP, how do I maintain the performance of the drive through time?
Garbage collection still does that. TRIM only aids in it.
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Intel toolbox i believe. You need an intel drive with it.
Garbage collection still does that. TRIM only aids in it.

Is Garbage Collection present in XP?
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