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Currently adjusting a few guides such as the RAID set up guide.
Looking forward to the raid guide. I'm expecting my second Mushkin ssd to arrive soon. biggrin.gif
    
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Currently adjusting a few guides such as the RAID set up guide.
Looking forward to the raid guide. I'm expecting my second Mushkin ssd to arrive soon. biggrin.gif

Done yesterday lol smile.gif
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wubsmiley.gif This Guide wubsmiley.gif

Up and running good. Oh, I'm on an 2600k now. thumb.gif
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Done yesterday lol smile.gif
You're too damn quick. lol I have a question:
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7.) Choose your raid Block size (Default or 128KB is fine)
So no 4096 alignment for raid?
    
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got my M4 128GB sata3 running, it did the align=4096 thing

now I'm waiting for BF3 to DL, hope it speeds up the load times for that and a few other games
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Done yesterday lol smile.gif
You're too damn quick. lol I have a question:
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7.) Choose your raid Block size (Default or 128KB is fine)
So no 4096 alignment for raid?

I just know 64 or 128 stripe size is best for the OS partition, Idk about the interaction with alignment when it comes to RAID though. I will have to research.
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got my M4 128GB sata3 running, it did the align=4096 thing

now I'm waiting for BF3 to DL, hope it speeds up the load times for that and a few other games

Trust me. It will! I have the same M4 128gb SSD that I slapped in a few days ago. Got it up and running in no time (thanks to Sean) and enoy BF3 loading almost instantly!
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Great write up. +1 thumb.gif

Kind of makes me wonder if there is a way to have all the games that are stored on the mechanical drives to temporarily move the whole game folder over to the SSD drives while playing the game in an effort to keep the game running super fast wheee.gif.

Possibly another app that could control the game folder locations wihle in storage mode on mechanical drives. Then the same app could transfer any game folders required to run a game over to the SSD drive while the game is in use. Last the same app would transfer the game folders back to the mechanical storage area's when the game was no longer in use or being played.
Edited by N2Gaming - 11/29/11 at 10:58am
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Great write up. +1 thumb.gif

Kind of makes me wonder if there is a way to have all the games that are stored on the mechanical drives to temporarily move the whole game folder over to the SSD drives while playing the game in an effort to keep the game running super fast wheee.gif.

Possibly another app that could control the game folder locations while in storage mode on mechanical drives. Then the same app could transfer any game folders required to run a game over to the SSD drive while the game is in use. Last the same app would transfer the game folders back to the mechanical storage area's when the game was no longer in use or being played.

Thanks, and if you have steam then the program that your thinking of is steam mover...in a way. You can do exactly that, move steam games to the SSD and when you are done you can move them back.

http://www.overclock.net/t/853462/ssd-owners-must-have-app

I'm pretty sure you can do the same thing with junctions and non steam games.
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*Extreme Beta* Guide on using current HDD as storage drive after installing a SSD.

If your personal data is backed up to another media just right click the HDD in Windows when you are done installing the new OS and click format.

If you can't save your personal data to another medium you can do...

Option 1: Okay option
Once you have windows installed you can usually just delete all the folders on the HDD that are part of the old OS and the ones you don't need. (make sure you delete hidden files that may be on there as well)

Option 2: Better option to me, will take longer.
  1. Shrink the old HDD OS partition
  2. Then make a new partition on the HDD in the free space
  3. Then move the personal files to the new partition
  4. When done moving your files delete the older OS partition
  5. Then expand the new partition into the left over free space

Next redirect your user folders to the storage HDD.
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