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Thanks Sean! Awesome guide, i also got steam running using link shell thumb.gif


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So if you were me, it is better to go with MBR for storage drives or GPT wouldn't hurt (with one primary partition)?

For storage.. either way will work.. I don't think there is a real big advantage or disadvantage to either.

Well maybe one. GPT can provides greater reliability because of the use of replication and cyclical redundancy check (CRC) protection of the partition table.
That has the potential to give you more time for recovery/back-up, in the rare occasion of a drive failure, but that's all I can think of.
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For storage.. either way will work.. I don't think there is a real big advantage or disadvantage to either.
Well maybe one. GPT can provides greater reliability because of the use of replication and cyclical redundancy check (CRC) protection of the partition table.
That has the potential to give you more time for recovery/back-up, in the rare occasion of a drive failure, but that's all I can think of.

Ok. And with regards to using a USB disk to install Win7, partitioning with MBR is still more recommended than GPT?
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For storage.. either way will work.. I don't think there is a real big advantage or disadvantage to either.
Well maybe one. GPT can provides greater reliability because of the use of replication and cyclical redundancy check (CRC) protection of the partition table.
That has the potential to give you more time for recovery/back-up, in the rare occasion of a drive failure, but that's all I can think of.

Ok. And with regards to using a USB disk to install Win7, partitioning with MBR is still more recommended than GPT?

(at least right now, without further testing), yes, only because (I think), it alows the USB drive to be "universal". With MBR partitioning, it can be used to install under either MBR or GPT. As I questioned before, I'm not sure if an MBR install can be initiated from a USB drive that has been partitioned with GPT on a BIOS only, (or EFI for that matter) based computer. This is the testing that needs to be done before a definitive answer can be determined.
Edited by xandypx - 12/2/11 at 11:43pm
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I used quite a few of these recommendations, thanks!

I wasn't quite willing to give up my system restore, but most of the rest of your recommendations were very helpful. Removing hibernation and shrinking my page file freed up a ton of space! I'm sure some of your other suggestions have added significant speed.
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very good guide ty rep

fixed my other problem earlier too
    
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So if you were me, it is better to go with MBR for storage drives or GPT wouldn't hurt (with one primary partition)?
I recommend the Crucial M4 over the Corsair Force 3 smile.gif Or if you really want a Sandforce drive, the Force GT is better/more stable than the Force 3 smile.gif

You're right. I was reading over and just went to newegg to read the experience of users, and the one from the Force GT seems promising. Read 2 pages and didn't find any comments on the driving BSOD'ing or malfunctioning. Getting the 120GB version tomorrow smile.gif
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followed most of your guide. has me sitting at a 15GB install. sweet +rep
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I have a gigabyte ud3p z68 mobo and my SSD uses Intel sata 3 controller but my wd green drive uses Marvell sata 3, would you still advise not using the Marvell?
    
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