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Just a little hint: if you have set your Windows user folders ("my pictures" etc.) to point to your E: drive, I found that it hugely affected my boot time (in a bad way). So if you have it set like that, I would just use the libraries function instead, and if you don't then just bear it in mind should you ever consider moving the user folders to an HDD thumb.gif

What exactly do you mean by using the "libraries function"?
You know windows 7 libraries? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/libraries

Also, SSD info here: www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread

Windows 7 optimization here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds

read those and feel free to ask Q's on anything.
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You know windows 7 libraries? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/libraries
Also, SSD info here: www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread
Windows 7 optimization here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
read those and feel free to ask Q's on anything.

Well, I am familiar with libraries tongue.gif. It just wasn't clear to me what he was saying, but after just perusing around my drives, I put together what he was talking about. I have no desire to really link 'Pictures', but I'd rather just navigate there from Windows Explorer. I'm fairly used to Mac OS X and Finder now, so I prefer to just pull up Finder and do everything like that. First world problems, eh?

Anyhow, I will take a look at those info threads, thank you. With chipset driver, here is new AS SSD:
 
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Looks like the most important ones went up. thumb.gif 4K write speed is up, 4K read speed is up, 4k QD64 read speed is down (not sure why, but it's not a huge amount, so oh well biggrin.gif ), sequential read is up, and access times are down. (which is good)

So I'd say... be happy. smile.gif
     
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Looks like the most important ones went up. thumb.gif 4K write speed is up, 4K read speed is up, 4k QD64 read speed is down (not sure why, but it's not a huge amount, so oh well biggrin.gif ), sequential read is up, and access times are down. (which is good)
So I'd say... be happy. smile.gif

Awesome. I definitely am so far smile.gif. Thanks for the all the help guys!
 
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Right, I thought my explanation first time was a bit dodgy so I'll try again tongue.gif

Let's say you do a default install of Windows to your SSD without changing anything major. You will have a "user folder" under C:\Users\[username] which then contains folders like documents, pictures etc. which are what I mean by user folders. This is where everything will look by default for pictures and the like - and where many things will save items.

For instance, if you install a game and create a save then it will store it to your documents folder, e.g. "C:\Users\pez\Documents" UNLESS you have moved that folder which can be accomplished by right clicking, properties, and the "location" tab. That is the action I was talking about when I said about changing where the user folders point, and this is what I found slowed down my boot time.

Now, the alternative, which I currently use, is to store my data on my other drive as usual, but leave the user folders as they are on my SSD (and leave them empty). But to make it easier to find my stuff, I edit the default libraries (documents, pictures, videos, music) so that, for instance, if I click start->pictures it actually shows stuff, rather than showing my empty C:Users\Ellis\Pictures folder.

The only thing with this is that when something wants to write to your folders, it will still use the ones on your SSD even if the rest of your stuff is on a second drive. For this reason, and the fact that it possibly speeds up loading times, I leave the documents folder as-is on my SSD.

Hope that made sense, and apologies if I was explaining stuff you already know tongue.gif
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Right, I thought my explanation first time was a bit dodgy so I'll try again tongue.gif
Let's say you do a default install of Windows to your SSD without changing anything major. You will have a "user folder" under C:\Users\[username] which then contains folders like documents, pictures etc. which are what I mean by user folders. This is where everything will look by default for pictures and the like - and where many things will save items.
For instance, if you install a game and create a save then it will store it to your documents folder, e.g. "C:\Users\pez\Documents" UNLESS you have moved that folder which can be accomplished by right clicking, properties, and the "location" tab. That is the action I was talking about when I said about changing where the user folders point, and this is what I found slowed down my boot time.
Now, the alternative, which I currently use, is to store my data on my other drive as usual, but leave the user folders as they are on my SSD (and leave them empty). But to make it easier to find my stuff, I edit the default libraries (documents, pictures, videos, music) so that, for instance, if I click start->pictures it actually shows stuff, rather than showing my empty C:Users\Ellis\Pictures folder.
The only thing with this is that when something wants to write to your folders, it will still use the ones on your SSD even if the rest of your stuff is on a second drive. For this reason, and the fact that it possibly speeds up loading times, I leave the documents folder as-is on my SSD.
Hope that made sense, and apologies if I was explaining stuff you already know tongue.gif

It makes more sense. And even though I do, thanks for the taking the time to explain it again smile.gif. I had a feeling that was what you were talking about, but I didn't want to assume tongue.gif.
 
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It makes more sense. And even though I do, thanks for the taking the time to explain it again smile.gif. I had a feeling that was what you were talking about, but I didn't want to assume tongue.gif.
No problem, glad you at least understand it a bit more than you did first time tongue.gif
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