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How to: Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows!

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How To Initialize And Format A New Disk For Use In Windows:
  1. Install disk in your PC and boot up.
  2. Once at the desktop open the Start Menu, in the search line, type Disk Management and press Enter
  3. You should get a window popup like this:
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    If so choose either MBR or GPT and click OK.
    Note: GPT allows you to create more than 4 partitions on the HDD and 2.2TB+ sized partitions as well.
  4. If you didn't get the popup then right click and select initialize the newly added drive under where it says the Disk # shown below:
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  5. Now right click the unallocated space and click create a New Simple Volume shown below:
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  6. Follow the on screen wizard by clicking Next
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  7. Specify your volume size, default is fine, and now click Next
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  8. Assign a drive letter to the drive and click Next
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  9. Format the partition and name the volume, default settings are fine
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  10. Now click Finish and you are done
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Currently adjusting a few guides such as the RAID set up guide.
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GOGOGOGOGO RAID!

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After a day installing the SSD getting it optimized, etc, im really enjoying the performance boost!

Thanks again Sean for this guide. It is invaluable! thumb.gif
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Sean, it's me again, on a different thread =p.

I will be using the same SSD that Rage19420 is using (albeit 64gb), and I am also on a X58 MB. His performance based on crystalmark is much better than the score I got for my Agility.

My question is, did he achieve this through a clean installation based on your guide? Will I be able to reach this performance by just by cloning my drive to the new Crucial M4 SSD?
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Install newest SATA drivers: Applies to SSD/HDD
For AMD systems, use the newest AMD driver.
For Intel systems, use the newest Intel RST driver
Note: This is to ensure your SSD will function properly.

Just to clarify, even if I'm not running a raid setup with my SSDs I still need to download this or what?
    
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Quote:
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Sean, it's me again, on a different thread =p.

I will be using the same SSD that Rage19420 is using (albeit 64gb), and I am also on a X58 MB. His performance based on crystalmark is much better than the score I got for my Agility.

My question is, did he achieve this through a clean installation based on your guide? Will I be able to reach this performance by just by cloning my drive to the new Crucial M4 SSD?

Your agility is just slower, wait till you get eh M4 and have it set up, then we'll go from there.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Install newest SATA drivers: Applies to SSD/HDD
For AMD systems, use the newest AMD driver.
For Intel systems, use the newest Intel RST driver
Note: This is to ensure your SSD will function properly.

Just to clarify, even if I'm not running a raid setup with my SSDs I still need to download this or what?

Technically you don't need to, (not b/c you're not using RAID) but you should download and install them. They better drivers for your SATA chipset than the standard M$ ones.
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I did install them, just wanted to clarify that part some more.
    
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Thanks for the guide! Made setting up the SSD in my laptop a breeze!
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Hey Sean, threads looking good!

btw i am the king of 4096! (Inside joke)
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