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So I've installed my Samsung 830 last night and Ive just been all over the place with my programs.

Im getting broken links randomly. Not really sure what going on. Also whenever I reboot or cold boot my bios shows the splash screen twice. Any idea why that is?

To verify I simply install all programs and apps on the ssd? Also, Sean mentions to move the users folder to the storage drive however I'm not really sure how to go about this.

Thanks ahead of time and sorry for all the questions
Edited by PROX1MI7Y - 12/3/11 at 9:37pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PROX1MI7Y View Post

So I've installed my Samsung 830 last night and Ive just been all over the place with my programs.

To verify I simply install all programs and apps on the ssd?

Yes
Quote:
Also, Sean mentions to move the users folder to the storage drive however I'm not really sure how to go about this.

You mean this?

Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:
  1. Right click your folder (ex. My pictures)
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click the Location tab
  4. Change the destination to your other HDD (ex. D:\Pictures)
    Note: Recommended, I do it for my user folders(ex. My Documents, My pictures, Desktop, etc.)
post #893 of 5386
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Originally Posted by Hogwasher View Post


increased speed but you will lose TRIM which will hit your write speed over time. Here's a thread i just started with bench of my ssd raid 0 http://www.overclock.net/t/1178802/1-year-running-raid-0-no-trim
If you are getting say 200mbs seq reads with one you will get 400 mbs in Raid 0 but start ups take a hit since you have to wait on the Raid controller to do it's thing before the OS can take off, unless anyone knows a fix for this because I would be interested


I think it's in the works... but no updates yet from Intel.

 

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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Partitions do nothing on SSDs towards performance.


Hum, I guess my question would be; would I keep the performance of RAID 0. Because C will only have OS/basic apps and D will have the read/write intensive apps.

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I think it's in the works... but no updates yet from Intel.

Hum, I guess my question would be; would I keep the performance of RAID 0. Because C will only have OS/basic apps and D will have the read/write intensive apps.

Yeah, you should be keeping the performance lol.

I don't see how separating the partitions will slow the drive down.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Yes
Quote:
Also, Sean mentions to move the users folder to the storage drive however I'm not really sure how to go about this.
You mean this?
Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:
  1. Right click your folder (ex. My pictures)
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click the Location tab
  4. Change the destination to your other HDD (ex. D:\Pictures)
    Note: Recommended, I do it for my user folders(ex. My Documents, My pictures, Desktop, etc.)

Thanks Sean

edit:
Im getting broken links randomly. Not really sure what going on. Also whenever I reboot or cold boot my bios shows the splash screen twice. Any idea why that is?
Edited by PROX1MI7Y - 12/3/11 at 10:42pm
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Yes
Quote:
Also, Sean mentions to move the users folder to the storage drive however I'm not really sure how to go about this.
You mean this?
Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:
  1. Right click your folder (ex. My pictures)
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click the Location tab
  4. Change the destination to your other HDD (ex. D:\Pictures)
    Note: Recommended, I do it for my user folders(ex. My Documents, My pictures, Desktop, etc.)

Should I use norton ghost or just copy/paste?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Yes
Quote:
Also, Sean mentions to move the users folder to the storage drive however I'm not really sure how to go about this.
You mean this?
Move user folder locations to Secondary HDD:
  1. Right click your folder (ex. My pictures)
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click the Location tab
  4. Change the destination to your other HDD (ex. D:\Pictures)
    Note: Recommended, I do it for my user folders(ex. My Documents, My pictures, Desktop, etc.)

Should I use norton ghost or just copy/paste?

What do you mean? Do what with Norton ghost? or just copy paste? redface.gif
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What do you mean? Do what with Norton ghost? or just copy paste? redface.gif

When moving "My...." folders from C to D. Does it matter?
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What is the expected amount of gigs you're suppose to end up with after following this guide? I went through the entire thing and with Home Premium I'm ending up with Win7 + drivers taking up 20 gigs. That seems like a lot, especially considering I only bought a 64 gb (60 gb real use) Samsung 830.
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i did some of the things in this guide after updates / no installed programs my usage is about 18.5 GB
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