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Hi Sean, and everyone else.

First, thank you Sean for the most incredible SSD and OS guide on the internet. You have created something absolutely invaluable.

I already have a PC with a Samsung 830 256GB that has my Windows 7 operating system installed on it. I just purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB to add to my system. Would it be in my best interest for performance if I were to replace the 830 256GB SSD with the 840 Pro 512GB for my Windows 7 OS, or would it not make much difference, allowing my to just add the 840 Pro as a secondary drive for all my programs and games?

I appreciate all your help, and thank you.
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Originally Posted by shears View Post

Hi Sean, and everyone else.

First, thank you Sean for the most incredible SSD and OS guide on the internet. You have created something absolutely invaluable.

I already have a PC with a Samsung 830 256GB that has my Windows 7 operating system installed on it. I just purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB to add to my system. Would it be in my best interest for performance if I were to replace the 830 256GB SSD with the 840 Pro 512GB for my Windows 7 OS, or would it not make much difference, allowing my to just add the 840 Pro as a secondary drive for all my programs and games?

I appreciate all your help, and thank you.


thanks

 

It wont make much of a difference. You can clone over the 830 to the new drive and see for yourself how it is. Otherwise just use the 512GB drive as secondary for games imo. programs should be fine on the OS drive.

post #4953 of 5385
Hi Sean.
First time poster here. Thanks for your great work on this topic! I was wondering if you can help me out. I am trying to install windows 7 ultimate 64bit on my Samsung 840 pro 256g on an Asus P6T SE mb . I read in your guide that I should use a native sata port, but I think my mb only has 6 Marvell controlled ports. Can you please help me out? I am new to the whole SSD thing.

Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by itones76 View Post

Hi Sean.
First time poster here. Thanks for your great work on this topic! I was wondering if you can help me out. I am trying to install windows 7 ultimate 64bit on my Samsung 840 pro 256g on an Asus P6T SE mb . I read in your guide that I should use a native sata port, but I think my mb only has 6 Marvell controlled ports. Can you please help me out? I am new to the whole SSD thing.

Thanks in advance

This your mobo? https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6T_SE/#specifications


You have 6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports from ICH10R chipset. No marvell ports...

post #4955 of 5385
Hi Sean,
Been reading the Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs. I just bought a SanDisk Extreme II 120 GB SATA 6.0 Gbs 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDXP-120G-G25. I was thinking this was going to be easy to put Windows 7 on SSD. But now I am scared to death to do this.

Is this going to be as hard as I am reading about?

In your guide it stated to "Empty Windows update download cache" and give a .zip file. Went to find it and am told I could not download. I would like to keep the SSD as clean as possible.

My system
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-880GM-D2H (Socket M2)
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4250 (Gigabyte)
Monitors AOC 2217 (1680x1050@60Hz)
DELL E173FP (1280x1024@60Hz)
Storage
931GB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (SATA)
465GB Seagate ST9500420AS ATA Device (SATA)
232GB Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00 ATA Device (SATA)

Thanks for the help.
post #4956 of 5385
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Originally Posted by AlpineKid View Post

Hi Sean,
Been reading the Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs. I just bought a SanDisk Extreme II 120 GB SATA 6.0 Gbs 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDXP-120G-G25. I was thinking this was going to be easy to put Windows 7 on SSD. But now I am scared to death to do this.

Is this going to be as hard as I am reading about?

In your guide it stated to "Empty Windows update download cache" and give a .zip file. Went to find it and am told I could not download. I would like to keep the SSD as clean as possible.

My system
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 45nm Technology
RAM 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-880GM-D2H (Socket M2)
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 4250 (Gigabyte)
Monitors AOC 2217 (1680x1050@60Hz)
DELL E173FP (1280x1024@60Hz)
Storage
931GB Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (SATA)
465GB Seagate ST9500420AS ATA Device (SATA)
232GB Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00 ATA Device (SATA)

Thanks for the help.

Installing is simple. No different then a HDD other then a couple options. The "Empty Windows update download cache" you mentioned is listed under System Maintenance: Disk Defragment for HDDs. So I wouldn't worry about it.
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Boot install media and select new SSD to install to...proceed with onscreen instructions...install drviers...done lol

post #4958 of 5385
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

This your mobo? https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6T_SE/#specifications


You have 6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports from ICH10R chipset. No marvell ports...

Thanks Sean. I want to add though, in my Bios I only have the Micron controller showing up which has the option IDE and AHCI mode. I have installed windows 7 with AHCI mode enabled, but when everything is installed and I run Samsung Magician, it says AHCI disabled. I can't get over this problem
post #4959 of 5385
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

This your mobo? https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6T_SE/#specifications


You have 6 xSATA 3 Gb/s ports from ICH10R chipset. No marvell ports...

Thanks Sean. I want to add though, in my Bios I only have the Micron controller showing up which has the option IDE and AHCI mode. I have installed windows 7 with AHCI mode enabled, but when everything is installed and I run Samsung Magician, it says AHCI disabled. I can't get over this problem


the JMircon controller is for the e-SATA port, not the 6 internal SATA ports. You need to find the other section in your BIOS for the SATA mode options for the intel chipset.

 

On the main screen on the bottom you have the Storage configuration option:

 

 

 

BUT since you have the OS installed via IDE mode atm, you need to follow this guide to change it to AHCI: http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-installation

post #4960 of 5385
That's where I'm going wrong! Thanks again Sean. You're a champion buddy, very detailed explanations of everything. I do want to re install everything again. What is the best guide on doing this with my rig? Thanks
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