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does this look like normal. I feel as if my hdd raid 0 isnt working right
yea
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AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4237.30508
Name: ADATA SSD S511 120GB ATA Device
Firmware: 3.3.2
Controller: msahci
Offset: 1024 K - OK
Size: 111.79 GB
Date: 9/3/2012 16:32:49
Sequential:
Read: 486.97 MB/s
Write: 114.81 MB/s
4K:
Read: 18.05 MB/s
Write: 48.56 MB/s
4K-64Threads:
Read: 101.92 MB/s
Write: 112.55 MB/s
Access Times:
Read: 0.223 ms
Write: 0.254 ms
Score:
Read: 169
Write: 173
Total: 416
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What programs do you guys prefer when re-partitioning within windows? Preferred bootable versions?

I use Partition Wizard Home Edition (within windows) and Acronis 10 for bootable. I would like to hear opinions because I've been hunting for something free that will do server OS's. I can use Acronis but that requires me to take the server offline. Would be nice if something let me re-partition from the OS. (free/open source that is)
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What programs do you guys prefer when re-partitioning within windows? Preferred bootable versions?

I use Partition Wizard Home Edition (within windows) and Acronis 10 for bootable. I would like to hear opinions because I've been hunting for something free that will do server OS's. I can use Acronis but that requires me to take the server offline. Would be nice if something let me re-partition from the OS. (free/open source that is)
I like easeus partition master home edition.
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I just used the gparted method since I already have a bootable thumb drive with a fairly recent release of ubuntu on it. This was on a HDD not SSD
everything was fine except once I got booted back into Windows it only saw my C: drive disk space as the size I had shrunk it too
disk management reported the partition as the full size that I had expanded back to on the final step with gparted and the extend volume option was grayed out

I found a fix
http://blog.jstudios.us/blog/post/2010/07/02/I-Expanded-the-Disk-in-Disk-Manager-but-It-Doesne28099t-Show-in-Windows-Explorer.aspx
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At a command prompt you need to enter the following:

C:\ > DISKPART
DISKPART> List Volume
DISKPART> select volume # (this is the number of the volume listed by the above ‘List Volume’ command)
DISKPART> extend filesystem
DISKPART> exit

Ran that and in a matter of seconds all was good and proper in the world as far as the proper amount of free space being reported by Explorer
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So Sean, do you think just cloning a drive off to a temp drive then back to the original will fix alignment instead of using the "backup and restore" method? I'm using Acronis DD 11 Home edition BTW. (bootable cd)
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So Sean, do you think just cloning a drive off to a temp drive then back to the original will fix alignment instead of using the "backup and restore" method? I'm using Acronis DD 11 Home edition BTW. (bootable cd)
Cloning idk, creating a image then wiping the drive and restoring the imageI know I can do it with acronis 2013and it works. When you restore the image you should be an option to set the alignment.
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Cloning idk, creating a image then wiping the drive and restoring the imageI know I can do it with acronis 2013and it works. When you restore the image you should be an option to set the alignment.
Success! by far the easiest method if you have access to an Acronis 11 (or higher?) bootable disc. I just did a straight basic clone from one HDD to a secondary HDD and then back to the main HDD... I would imagine this would work fine with SSD's in the equation as well.

btw this is just my crummy C2D work desktop. I got curious, ran AS SSD (not the bench) and it showed the dreaded "31K - BAD"
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This is mine. Is it correct?

Alignment is good but download and install Intel RST here
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