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My friend in Auzzieland said he is gonna pick up 480GB m500s for roughly 245 aud from amazon. So maybe that if you want to save? Otherwise Corsair Neutrons (especially for steady state performance) are good.

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My friend in Auzzieland said he is gonna pick up 480GB m500s for roughly 245 aud from amazon. So maybe that if you want to save? Otherwise Corsair Neutrons (especially for steady state performance) are good.

I just did the Amazon order and they're $255 AUD each even though at the current bloody rate they should be $245 AUD or thereabouts. Still cheaper than PC Case Gear, even with shipping (9 bucks for standard shipping @ Amazon).
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Amazon upped their prices just earlier.. the 840 EVOs are now $40 more (total delivered) than when I first posted.
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If they're still cheaper than $379 AUD then you're still on a winner.
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I have a question. I am going to be building a back up rig out of old hardware and will be using Windows XP as my operating system. I recently purchased a used 120gb Vertex 2 SSD and want to know what the best way to set up my system runng an SSD with an operating system that doesn't support trim. Can you guys help me?
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I have a question. I am going to be building a back up rig out of old hardware and will be using Windows XP as my operating system. I recently purchased a used 120gb Vertex 2 SSD and want to know what the best way to set up my system runng an SSD with an operating system that doesn't support trim. Can you guys help me?

Overprovision. Do a manual format using diskpart to make sure the drive is 4K aligned (see Sean's guide), create a 100GiB partition and leave the remaining 12 GiB as unpartitioned space.
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Overprovision. Do a manual format using diskpart to make sure the drive is 4K aligned (see Sean's guide), create a 100GiB partition and leave the remaining 12 GiB as unpartitioned space.

Thank you very much! +rep
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That guide is specifically for Windows 7. Any links to how to go about doing the "overprovision"?
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That guide is specifically for Windows 7. Any links to how to go about doing the "overprovision"?


Once windows is installed you can simply shrink the C partition volume down in disk management by right clicking it and selecting "shrink volume..."

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Once windows is installed you can simply shrink the C partition volume down in disk management by right clicking it and selecting "shrink volume..."

So install Windows XP, pull it out and put it in a Windows 7 based system as a secondary drive and then shrink the volume there. Is that right? And how much do I shrink? 20GB?
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