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Are there any advantages for going RAID 0 for 2 120gb SSD's and then split them in two 120gb partitions...?

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 don't believe you can make this statement about all SSDs. In a PM to Sean about a week ago, I commented just the opposite about my RAID 0. I have 2 - Corsair P3 128GB drives that prior to my testing of different RAID offsets/stripe sizes, had shown absolutely no signs of degradation after 9 months of continuous use. I had screen shots of the initial install back in February that I used for comparison purposes. Read and Writes were consistant between 9 months ago, and right before I broke the RAID to do the testing I did, so not ALL RAID 0 Arrays suffer the problem.

I think that the actual SSD controller has a lot to do with it, and how the controller implements/utilizes garbage collection. FWIW, the P3's have a Marvel controller.
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I had W7 installed on my SSD and installed another instance of W7 on my F3.
Now my SSD won't boot, even if I disconnect the F3. Did my F3 install mess up the SSD boot files? I thought they were independent of each other since I used two physically separate drives.
 
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Can someone look at post 879 and give me a verdict?
    
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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?

ummm just use my guide....don't use norton ghost, I have no experience with it and don't know what the command in it does exactly...all I am telling you to do is change the default folder location.

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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.

Did you shrink page file to ~1GB? Disable hibernation?
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I had W7 installed on my SSD and installed another instance of W7 on my F3.
Now my SSD won't boot, even if I disconnect the F3. Did my F3 install mess up the SSD boot files? I thought they were independent of each other since I used two physically separate drives.

Make a new thread...I can't help with that atm, hopefully I can later, but I can't right now. frown.gif
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Can someone look at post 879 and give me a verdict?

Looks good to me. smile.gif
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weird. my whole istall was +/- 15 GB w progs after following guide. now for some odd reason my windows folder ALONE is 18GB!!! i remember i was in my room and saw my screen flash, turns out it did an autoupdate. but dunno why its all of a sudden 2 - 4 GB larger. seems odd to me.
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weird. my whole istall was +/- 15 GB w progs after following guide. now for some odd reason my windows folder ALONE is 18GB!!! i remember i was in my room and saw my screen flash, turns out it did an autoupdate. but dunno why its all of a sudden 2 - 4 GB larger. seems odd to me.

run disk clean up and ccleaner
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Hey Sean,

does formatting your SSD multiple times damage it?

I used your guide to install Windows 7 64 bit pro and my computer froze at "Completing Installation ..." I've had to redo your guide three times from beginning to end due to faulty motherboards (remake USB to boot as UEFI and re-format SSD into GPT) and was concerned about wearing out the SSD by formatting it multiple times.
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Hey Sean,

does formatting your SSD multiple times damage it?

I used your guide to install Windows 7 64 bit pro and my computer froze at "Completing Installation ..." I've had to redo your guide three times from beginning to end due to faulty motherboards (remake USB to boot as UEFI and re-format SSD into GPT) and was concerned about wearing out the SSD by formatting it multiple times.

I've read doing full formats aren't good for your SSD, but the quick formats I instruct to do in the guide are fine.

You may want to secure erase before your next install. Guide for that in the second post.
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the "secure erase" you're referring to is the "clean all" command in diskpart?
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Did you shrink page file to ~1GB? Disable hibernation?

Just shrinked page file to 1gig, had hibernation off, but leaving system restore on for now.

That brings me to about 14-15gigs for windows. That sounds about right then? If I disable system restore, should I be expected to save ~5gigs. Personally want to save this feature for now since it saves me from a headache quite often, especially when initially installing a bunch of programs and drivers.
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