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That was the head parking bug the early Greens had (which as been fixed). Parking every 8 seconds is a far cry from parking only a few times a day. In theory a HDD running 24/7 and parking the heads every 8 seconds would reach 300,000 cycles in only a little over three days. I had one of the early Greens with the head parking bug and it lasted a bit over a year while running 24/7. If one parks the heads only 20 times a day, in theory, the drive would take a bit over 41 years to reach 300,000 cycles. Reaching 300,000 cycles does not mean it will die then. It could die sooner; it could last longer.

That's more like 28 days and not 3 days. Every 8 seconds equates to around 10,800 load cycles per day. And you're right, as long as there's a reasonable wait time, there's nothing wrong with spinning down drives when idle. However, I do remember reading something in Google's whitepaper that drives with a lot of load cycles experienced more deaths than drives that were left spinning constantly.

Mind, the default Power Saver option in Windows puts HDD spin down after 5 minutes which is way too aggressive for my taste.
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Thanks so much for this...Again!
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If only there was a 8.1 Pro Iso download link lolz
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Hope someone can help me.

made another thread here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1475195/win-8-1-pro-x64-looping-at-boot-to-recovery-screen#post_21969674

I started having boot issues with Win 8.1 Pro (x64).

I've tried rebuilding the BCD and trying to "fixboot" but nothing works. I get past the mobo logo and immediately get a blue screen w/ "Recovery: Your Computer Needs to be Repaired." message with an error code of 0xc000000e.

The "Windows Boot Manager' option disappears from the Boot Priority menu in the UEFI/BIOS and so I can't boot into Windows.

I tried EasyBCD and EasyRE to fix the issue. EasyBCD won't let me rename the BCD file(s) and says "Read Only System Files". EasyRE, when choosing "Automated Repair" says "Unmountable Volume" for ALL THREE partitions - 111GB, 300MB, 100MB.

Is there a way to fix the 100MB and 300MB partitions using the Win 8 Installation DVD? I think as a last effort I can try to reformat just those two partitions an see if it boots - really don't want to reformat the entire system and go through those shenanigans.

How do I reformat just the "Recovery" and "System Reserved" partitions in a SSD that uses GPT and UEFI with the installation DVD?
     
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hi,

I have dell inspiron with 32gb ssd and 500gb hdd. when the system came it had only c:/ which contained os.
I believe that the os was installed in ssd and anyhow it was merged with hdd.
now that I have to fresh install please give me instructions where to install the os I mean in ssd or hdd and how to merge the rest in one drive.??
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hi,

I have dell inspiron with 32gb ssd and 500gb hdd. when the system came it had only c:/ which contained os.
I believe that the os was installed in ssd and anyhow it was merged with hdd.
now that I have to fresh install please give me instructions where to install the os I mean in ssd or hdd and how to merge the rest in one drive.??


Typically OEMs have the OS installed on the HDD and then they have a caching software along with the SSD to accelerate the OS.

 

You need to just install the OS on the HDD as normal and then find out how the caching was set up on your system.

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thanks for the reply.

now that I followed your instruction and installed windows 8 in ahci mode in hdd. and now I am not able to accelerate,
now if I try to install in RAID mode I am not able to see the hard drive.

please help me. I need to get back like OEM
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You need to load the RAID inf driver during the install to  see the drive to install on to it.

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