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Key portion of this, is that I only have Sata2 ability, so i knwo I will nto get anywhere near the proper performance that i would get with Sata 6gbps

Which is why i am here right now, With my sig rig, What sort of things should I be doing here to make sure that this puppy gets the best of everything it could possibly do.

I have 0 experience with SSD's so I am hoping to get as much information as i can, as my SSD just got delivered, got about 6 hour left at work here =and when i get home I want to be able to Jump Right into the new Install.

any tips and trick? Software i should Download ahead of Time before I go home and break my Raid apart lol?



I will do a fresh Install of Windows 7, and will be quickly installing SWTOR and Steam hehe

and WoW for my wife =(

we both use my Sig rig as she is in the process of selling her very nicely built q9400/9800SLI build

So I Call this our Mutual Valentines Day gift =)
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read this:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/0_50
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Read that^ and this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread

You don't need to break your RAID array, you could just go into diskpart and use the clean command and make a new primary partition.

And steam is portable so you just need to drag and drop the whole folder from OS to OS or drive to drive and it will work fine. However you should remember to back up your game saves.
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well, i already have the SSD waiting for me to get out of work

the Crucial M4 128GB, its for Sata 3, but il have to run it on my Sata 2 sicne thats what I have, ICH10R

I was wondering, due to this situation, are there any Specific things that i might look to do to maximize what my Sata 2 can do.
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nope nothing else that i know of that pertains to different bandwidth sata ports.
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You can have SATA III speeds for relatively low cost (see --> http://www.apricorn.com/velocity-solo.html). I haven't tried it yet myself, but I am really tempted to get one of these.
   
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You can have SATA III speeds for relatively low cost (see --> http://www.apricorn.com/velocity-solo.html). I haven't tried it yet myself, but I am really tempted to get one of these.

nah lol, PCIe 1x is limited in bandwidth, you will only get ~350-400MB/s and it doesn't support TRIM.

Honestly you are not missing out on anything with sata2
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Hmm not cheap enough for me to want to bother "testing" hehe

I can get them through Ingram for 44 bucks, but Ive heard that the idea of addon card for sata 3 was a pointless adventure for many reasons

So I have decided to just simply run the SSD, and pray the SSD lasts me til my next new Build, but that wont happen for a good 2 or 3 more years il bet ^.^
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Found out that I dont seem to have any Brackets to adapt to 3.5 cage =/

My Companies Level 3 tech told me its totally cool to Litterally Tape it to something with Scotch Tape!

Anyone confirm this being ok to do =?
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It can be used as a temporary solution as the SSD doesn't really get hot but yea it should be ok.
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G.skill Aegis Samsung Evo 120gb Toshiba X300 Koolance 380i w/ Various WC goodness! 
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Windows10 pro LG 34uc88-p Dell P2411H Varmilo  
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