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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?

If you have a free Intel port (SATA 2or 3) then I would.

Then disable the Marvell controller in the UEFI/BIOS and you should boot slightly faster as well.

You get no benefit from SATA 3 anyhow with your HDD, max reads/writes are far lower than even SATA 2 lol
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thanks

I don't have efi bios, so not sure if I can turn it off' this might explain why I get a massive pause on starting windows screen before the colored balls merge
    
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thanks

I don't have efi bios, so not sure if I can turn it off' this might explain why I get a massive pause on starting windows screen before the colored balls merge

I had the ability to turn it off in my older Asus X58 mobo...maybe just look for a JMircron or similar keyword in the advanced tab/section
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Cool, I know you didn't mean to nuke the whole disk, I was just saying that I could do so at this point and I'd probably be just fine. I will check for "ACTIVE" first. I have already looked at the drive in diskpart and nothing seems out of the ordinary. I'm anal about setting stuff like this up, so I'll most likely end up nuking it anyway and re-partitioning the drive using GPT anyway. Thanks again.

Yep, ended up nuking the drive. Deleting partitions didn't help. Windows would still refuse to boot no matter what I did. I could always hot swap the drive in after boot. I deleted all partitions, reformatted and everything is working fine again. Thanks for all the advice and thanks for the guide.thumb.gif
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so looks like changing the file paths in the registry does mess with some things tongue.gif, for instance shortcuts created on desktop break after you shutdown or restart :/ , some programs I had to go in and change the target source back to original for instance ie. I would't recommend doing this unless you really want to avoid doing any more than you have to on the ssd at this point everything I install goes straight to the HDD nothing is being installed on the SSD anymore. It's ok by me so far as I don't do anything but game so everything else I install at the moment will be games.

I foresee a problem though if I have to install updates to my os programs or actually do want to install anything on the ssd.
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Hey guys, I just followed Sean's guide, and ran some initial benches on my RAID array, hoping you guys could decipher my results and give me a thumbs up or down?


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I have installed my new ssd according to Seams guide (Thanks!)

When you mention "now redirect" the user folder to storage drive how would you go about doing that?
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I had the ability to turn it off in my older Asus X58 mobo...maybe just look for a JMircron or similar keyword in the advanced tab/section

Ok smile.gif

Which one is it from these screenshots I took, GSATA3 perhaps?

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bsod on mobo install
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Ok smile.gif
Which one is it from these screenshots I took, GSATA3 perhaps?

Looks like it to me.
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bsod on mobo install

Usually that is from a bad installer disc or iso; it may be corrupt in some way. try to download one of the ones linked in the OP and install if you are still having trouble.
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