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Sean,

For Firefox RAMDisk I have seen two approaches. One is through Firefox config (the guide), and the other is establishing a link with AppData to RAMDisk. Which one do you prefer?
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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post

Sean,
For Firefox RAMDisk I have seen two approaches. One is through Firefox config (the guide), and the other is establishing a link with AppData to RAMDisk. Which one do you prefer?

I don't do either lol. So it is up to you.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

I don't do either lol. So it is up to you.

So you don't use RAMDisk for Firefox?
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So you don't use RAMDisk for Firefox?

Nope, I use it for adobe lightroom 3
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Do these numbers look right to you?

asssd830bench.png

You guide says to not connect to SATA 6Gb/s if they are marvel. So idk... thats all i have.
Heres the link to my mobo Link

I'm currently connected to the blue SATA 3.0Gb/s ports, should i change it?
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Do these numbers look right to you?
asssd830bench.png
You guide says to not connect to SATA 6Gb/s if they are marvel. So idk... thats all i have.
Heres the link to my mobo Link
I'm currently connected to the blue SATA 3.0Gb/s ports, should i change it?

Marvell doesn't support TRIM so you'll take penalty in writing performance. On SATA 3.0 Gbps that looks about right.
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Originally Posted by gotasavage2 View Post

Do these numbers look right to you?
asssd830bench.png
You guide says to not connect to SATA 6Gb/s if they are marvel. So idk... thats all i have.
Heres the link to my mobo Link
I'm currently connected to the blue SATA 3.0Gb/s ports, should i change it?

I'm pretty sure you are connected to the Intel ports...
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Intel® P55 Express Chipset built-in
6 xSATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
Intel Matrix Storage Technology Support RAID 0,1,5,10
JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller
1 xUltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
1 xExternal SATA 3Gb/s port
1 xSATA 3Gb/s port (black)
Marvell® PCIe SATA6Gb/s controller:*
- 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (Gray)
* These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.

You dont want to be plugged into the black and grey ones.
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Hey Sean!

So it's been a good amount of days since you last helped me with my SSD problem. I've done ev-er-ee-thing and nothing has helped, unfortunately.

Yesterday, my crucial finally came in the mail. I popped it in, followed your guide, and after optimizing and installing the programs I want on my SSD, it's time to move on to my secondary hard drive (my bulk drive).

First, I will be coping over files to an external which I need; Pictures, Documents, Game Saves, etc.

After this is done, I want to format it and use it as my bulk drive. Basically I want to make it the recipient of anything I install on to the computer (unless I deem it necessary on my SSD). Essentially the same as it was before my SSD crash.

My question is, is a normal (slow) format of my 2nd HDD enough? What do you suggest?

Finally, after formatting, how do I configure the drive so that all downloads go to that drive, especially user based downloads such as pictures, documents, and anything going to the desktop folder?
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My question is, is a normal (slow) format of my 2nd HDD enough? What do you suggest?

Yea any format of the HDD is fine, just not for SSDs. Once your data is backed up to this to ensure everything in the drive is cleaned:
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your HDD drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary align=4096 , press Enter
  6. Type format quick fs=NTFS, press Enter
  7. Type active, press Enter
  8. Type exit, press Enter

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Finally, after formatting, how do I configure the drive so that all downloads go to that drive, especially user based downloads such as pictures, documents, and anything going to the desktop folder?

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 1: Recommended, I do it for my user folders(ex. My Documents, My pictures, Desktop, etc.)
    Note 2: If there are two of the same folder after the move (ie. My Documents "A" and My Documents "B") you should delete the empty one located on the C: drive.
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ewww,
so can you make a small guide (I can edit it id needed) for it for me to add?
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i can take a screeny of my regedit
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