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I have a 256gb OCZ Vector also. I am on my second one, actually. My first one basically failed. It was crashing in Windows (8) within 2 minutes of logging in, then it completely failed to be recognized by my BIOS, even after 3 days of trying power-cycles. I had to return it for a refund, and so far the new one I bought is perfectly fine. Apparently OCZ have a bad track record with SSDs so it wouldn't surprise me if yours was bad too.. but it could be something else. Just wanted to chime in when I noticed "vector"


Figure out the issue, In windows 8, any game for an example like BF3 its forcing the resolution in game to be 1920*1080 at 59.94hz that is what is going on with myself and some of the users who are getting the black screen delay when you alt tab or minimize. if you change it to another resolution at 60hz it alt tab quick. I tried forcing the resolution in bf3 to 60hz but it wont let me. I am guessing its the same thing with other games which i am going to try soon.
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are there any drawbacks / problems with using Win8's "optimize/trim" too often? like is it okay to have it scheduled to run daily, or even manually run it multiple times per day?
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are there any drawbacks / problems with using Win8's "optimize/trim" too often? like is it okay to have it scheduled to run daily, or even manually run it multiple times per day?
No idea, i'd just leave it set to default settings.
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Sean, I'm having terrible write speeds on my Samsung 830. I have 500 MB reads and 123 MB writes.

The drive has benchmarked fine in the past. I've used your guides (which are excellent BTW) for both Win 7 + 8 and have had great results. These issues arose out of nowhere on an existing Win 8 install.

I have a thread already started requesting help for my issue. If you or anybody else who is good with storage+SSD's has a chance to read it over and offer a suggestion, I'd be very appreciative!

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Great guide Sean, I have a couple of question though. Does this guide apply to Windows Server 2012? Also, why don't you have to do 4k alignment like in the Window 7 Guide?

I have a RAID card as well, and I'm wondering if I need to unplug the drives from it in order to keep the boot partition on the SSD?
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Great guide Sean, I have a couple of question though. Does this guide apply to Windows Server 2012?
Umm, there are a lot of differences in the setup of win 8 and server 2012 since one is mainly for server tasks and the other is for desktop users. There isn't really anything you need to do for either. You can do the same things on 2012 as you do on win 8.
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Also, why don't you have to do 4k alignment like in the Window 7 Guide?
Default alignment is 1024 in windows 7 and 8 and that is 4k aligned already. Previously people where confusing me on that.
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I have a RAID card as well, and I'm wondering if I need to unplug the drives from it in order to keep the boot partition on the SSD?
Unplug any visible drives in the system.
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Okay, thanks for clearing that up.
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Hi Sean,
I have a 128GB OCZ Agility 4 and it is full all of a sudden. I checked the individual folder sizes and it does not add up. I have all my documents, pics, videos, etc on different drives. Please help!

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I ran WinDirStat and located the files that I couldn't see and removed them. I am in much better shape now!
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Quick question, should I be using Intel Rapid Storage Technology with Windows 8? I'm not sure which to even install if it is recommended. Seems like Intel's rapid storage tech page is down at the moment as well.
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Quick question, should I be using Intel Rapid Storage Technology with Windows 8? I'm not sure which to even install if it is recommended. Seems like Intel's rapid storage tech page is down at the moment as well.
The one that says Intel Rapid Storage Technology and only Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Not the enterprise, intel or RAID or AHCI ones. Just the Intel Rapid Storage Technology 11.7.
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