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run disk clean up and ccleaner

ran it. down to 17.9 lol. can u send me your config file fir ccleaner? maybe im not using all the options i could be
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Just set up Raid0 with 2x 80 GB SSD's (G2&G3), see sig rig.

615 points in AS SSD Benchmark v 1.5.37x:

Seq Read 497 MB/s Write 165 MB/s
4K Read 12 67
4K-64Thrd249 76
Latency .140ms .035 ms
Score 311 160

Issues:
Dual boot moved primary OS to Vista 32bit which is on a RAID0 of 2x200 GB Seagates.
Checked BCD, both OS's were assigned same letter, D:
Fired up Easy BCD and in 2 reboots I was ready to go - with Win7 as primary OS

Conclusion: SSD in Raid0 are sweet; programs open instantly!
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the "secure erase" you're referring to is the "clean all" command in diskpart?

Nope, there is a guide on how to secure erase the disk in the second post....it basically resets your NAND memory to factory performance.
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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.

Yea, it does now that I think about it. I think when I had my HDD as an OS drive system restore took up 10GB, check what yours is set to.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

run disk clean up and ccleaner

ran it. down to 17.9 lol. can u send me your config file fir ccleaner? maybe im not using all the options i could be

Did you shrink page file to ~1GB? Disable hibernation? Do you have system restore enabled?
Also here are my CCleaner settings: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
700

700
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Just set up Raid0 with 2x 80 GB SSD's (G2&G3), see sig rig.

615 points in AS SSD Benchmark v 1.5.37x:

Seq Read 497 MB/s Write 165 MB/s
4K Read 12 67
4K-64Thrd249 76
Latency .140ms .035 ms
Score 311 160

Issues:
Dual boot moved primary OS to Vista 32bit which is on a RAID0 of 2x200 GB Seagates.
Checked BCD, both OS's were assigned same letter, D:
Fired up Easy BCD and in 2 reboots I was ready to go - with Win7 as primary OS

Conclusion: SSD in Raid0 are sweet; programs open instantly!

Congrats!
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Hey Sean,

New user here, I haven't even introduced myself in the proper forum, however I have a question that I could definitely use help with at the moment. I was following your guide for installing windows using gpt and everything was going well, however when I got to this point:
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13.Type assign letter=C noerr, press Enter

I get a message stating:

Virtual disk service error: The specified drive letter is not free to be assigned

Could you or anyone here help me out regarding this issue?

Thanks,

Andre
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Hey Sean,

New user here, I haven't even introduced myself in the proper forum, however I have a question that I could definitely use help with at the moment. I was following your guide for installing windows using gpt and everything was going well, however when I got to this point:
Quote:
13.Type assign letter=C noerr, press Enter
I get a message stating.
Virtual disk service error: The specified drive letter is not free to be assigned
Could you or anyone here help me out regarding this issue?
Thanks,
Andre

I think I got that error before. Can you restart and try the whole process over again?

If it happens again just skip that part and exit, you should be able to continue the install.
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If I restart the whole process is the drive already going to have the first two partitions created, or by restarting the process will it do away with those partitions and I should retype everything as I did the first time?

Thanks,

Andre
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If I restart the whole process is the drive already going to have the first two partitions created, or by restarting the process will it do away with those partitions and I should retype everything as I did the first time?

Thanks,

Andre

Just start from the beginning, the clean command deletes the partitions, thus you need to do the whole process again.

If you want to before you restart it you can try installing right now with out restarting.
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Sean this doesn't have anything to do with your guide but i cant get my SSD to boot through the SATA3 port, and im not sure what else to try
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Sean this doesn't have anything to do with your guide but i cant get my SSD to boot through the SATA3 port, and im not sure what else to try

Are you trying to boot up a preinstalled system that was on another port?

Are you installing fresh on the port?

In your sig rig? Is your SATA 3 port a add-on card? Or is it Marvell?

if it is a Marvell port use the SATA 2.

I can't really help atm, I am studying for finals now and going to bed in a few, but you can have me help you all you want tomorrow after 6pm if you can wait.

Try to give me as much detail about the issue that you can and I will look into it, maybe someone else can too.
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Are you trying to boot up a preinstalled system that was on another port?
Are you installing fresh on the port?
In your sig rig? Is your SATA 3 port a add-on card? Or is it Marvell?
if it is a Marvell port use the SATA 2.
I can't really help atm, I am studying for finals now and going to bed in a few, but you can have me help you all you want tomorrow after 6pm if you can wait.
Try to give me as much detail about the issue that you can and I will look into it, maybe someone else can too.


yes its the rig in my sig its been using a HDD, i just picked up an SSD and plugged it into the normal sata port and installed Windows 7 and did some of the things in your guide(other drive was disconnected ).. the drive seemed a little slow ( i realized it wasnt plugged into the Sata3 port) when i plugged it in to the SATA3 port if only booted as far as the splash screen for the MOBO then froze ( it posts *single beep* and i can get to the post screen, but not the bios) ... if i go into the post details screen it says 'IDE CHANNEL 0 : SSD' not sure if that's how its supposed to be displayed

the Sata3 port is on the MOBO and it is a marvell port
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