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K-shirza1,

first of all thanks for all your hard work!!! My hat is of to you sir!

Ques: i currently own a OCZ Vertex 2 60Gb, how does your tutorial and that displayed in the OCZ forum (http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...-SSD-ABC-Guide) differ?! there seems to be so much more to do in their tutrial.

If i follow your steps, would i still need to follow the steps provided in the other , to for example, activate/deactivate certain elements such as defragmentation, trim, hibernation etc...

thanks in advance.
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K-shirza1,
Ques: i currently own a OCZ Vertex 2 60Gb, how does your tutorial and that displayed in the OCZ forum (http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...-SSD-ABC-Guide) differ?! there seems to be so much more to do in their tutrial.

If i follow your steps, would i still need to follow the steps provided in the other , to for example, activate/deactivate certain elements such as defragmentation, trim, hibernation etc...

thanks in advance.

Looked quickly at the link, His guide is how to move your Users folder to reduce clutter from the users folders junk like .pst files, temp files, personal files and folders, etc... It keeps your SSD's from getting bloated reducing available space. Will also save you SSD longer by limiting writes.

The OCZ guide looked mainly to be the "here's how you configure your comp to optimize for an SSD" Very similar to Magic-mans sticky here on OCN http://www.overclock.net/ssd/700470-...ows-7-ssd.html.

Didn't look into every thread on that link but looks like you would use the 2 in conjunction (unless of course the OCZ has you move the users folders--didn't see it)
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post #263 of 779
First of all, thank you very much. It's all working fine for me!

Only questions i have are:
1: On the X disk > Program Files and Program Files (x86).. are they meant to have nothing in there once im finished?

2: Lets say if i install a program should it auto select the X disk? Because atm its selecting the C disk.

I think thats it for now.


Thanks again!
Edited by RedBlueGreen - 4/21/11 at 8:57am
post #264 of 779
Wooot...first post. Long time lurker, but had to register as this thread fascinated me.

Anyway RedBluegreen, should always default to "C"...so just change the drive letter to where you want something installed. (minor annoyance)

Onto my question.

If you had to do a resinstall of the OS (for whatever reason)...would all this need to to be done again? If so, as a couple of other users have stated, would an image file of the SSD (OS) suffice in putting everything back to how it was?

Following on from that....if most apps/games were installed to a seperate HDD, then naturally these would not need to be re-installed (sucha a time saver), but annoyingly, a lot these days send files to the AppData folder, so given what we are doing, is it wise to keep backing this folder up....or better to also move this folder to the seperate drive?

Hope someone more knowledgeable can answer my questions, but excellent guide, was just what I was looking for
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The problem there would be that many apps add data to the Registry, and sometimes add their own DLLs and other files that get placed in system folders.

However, Steam is apparently structured in a way that allows the games folder (steamapps) to just be moved. Although, the save files and configurations will be in various places within the user folders.
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I personally hate Steam, so have no games that use them.

And yeah, I thought as much, so better to leave that folder where it is then isn't it and just make regular back ups.

Thanks Drex
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Anyone have any experience with imaging both partitions? i dont see any reason why a image would have any problems as long as both drives are imaged and restored
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I really hate SSD optimization guides...kudos to your effort, but this is so useless. The most benefit of an SSD is realized if you just use it as a regular hard drive. Sure if you have to have like 15 games at 10GB+ each installed at the same time then you may need to move some to another drive, but in reality "optimizing" by moving stuff off of the SSD does nothing but make the SSD limited in its usefulness. The best benefit is realized from an SSD if you use it like a regular hard disk, just do not delete/uninstall files all the time and do not defragment.

I have used SSDs for a bit over 2 years now and since I started using them I slowly eliminated every tweak that anyone ever mentioned which generally resulted in a faster overall system experience with less hassle setting things up. There is just no need for tweaks for anyone running Windows 7 and using an SSD. I will admit though that I started as many, tweaking this, that, and whatever to supposedly increase the SSD lifespan. If your SSD is working as speced from the start and the alignment is good, it will not have any problems with any typical load any of us may throw at it.
Edited by dejanh - 4/25/11 at 8:54am
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I follow the instruction and I have 2 problems. I don't seem to be able to open the Admin tools in the control panel and my window programs like windows media player does not show up anywhere.
The computer is a Quad Amd 2.9Ghz 4 Gigs ram 120 Gig SSD and 500 WD HD windows 7 Pro 64 bit. It is fast but would like to be able to see other programs that is loaded when windows loads. Help!!
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I really hate SSD optimization guides...kudos to your effort, but this is so useless. The most benefit of an SSD is realized if you just use it as a regular hard drive. Sure if you have to have like 15 games at 10GB+ each installed at the same time then you may need to move some to another drive, but in reality "optimizing" by moving stuff off of the SSD does nothing but make the SSD limited in its usefulness. The best benefit is realized from an SSD if you use it like a regular hard disk, just do not delete/uninstall files all the time and do not defragment.

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Thank you for the comment.

This guide is simply a how to move the users folder for those who see the need and nothing more.

this is not designed to increase life of the ssd. some dont want the arbitrary content like temp internet files or outlook pst files stored on the ssd. i suppose optimization can be interpreted differently.

with comments like this please pm me, and i would be glad to discuss the subject. Thank you.
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