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Be sure and think clearly before installing anything on the ssd. In crystal disk info, I lost 5% on my ssd's remaining life in 17 hours when I made 2 atempts to install windows: first in ide and then ahci mode.
Basically what this means is that follow the instructions carefully! Theres a chance that the os might need to be re-installed if you made a mistake like the safe mode part or editing the registry.
My setup is still running good until now but there is a question I wanted to ask.

Is there a way to edit the registry to automatically set my downloads to my hdd or do I have to keep on changing the letter drive from C: to X:?
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Is there a way to edit the registry to automatically set my downloads to my hdd or do I have to keep on changing the letter drive from C: to X:?
I'm obviously not an expert in this field, but I followed the OP's guide (see my post above for details) and everything seems to be working fine. The only thing I did that wasn't mentioned in the guide was create a Downloads folder in the user's folder on my HDD, so it looks like "Z:\\Users\\<username>\\Downloads". I didn't make any changes to the registry other than what was posted in the guide, and my downloads go straight to this folder automatically.

If you followed the guide step by step, you shouldn't have a downloads folder in the C: anymore because it should have been deleted along with C:\\User. Do you still have a user profile in your C:?
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If you followed the guide step by step, you shouldn't have a downloads folder in the C: anymore because it should have been deleted along with C:\\User. Do you still have a user profile in your C:?
Oh lol must have got things mixed up... What I ment was the installation part, do I have to keep changing the letter drive from C: to X:...my bad.
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Oh lol must have got things mixed up... What I ment was the installation part, do I have to keep changing the letter drive from C: to X:...my bad.
I see. In that case, I don't have an answer for you because I have to do the same thing. I would assume there isn't a way to do this because the OP does mention the process of having to change the drive letter during installations. At least this way it's a fairly painless process. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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Great job on the guide. I have a question about running this with a raid format. Basically I want to run a ssd for my os and have an additional 4x1tb hdd's in a raid 1+0.(2 for data and 2 for data protection)

Is there anything else I will have to do, or will I be cool by just following the guide after setting my raid format in BIOS. And any tips on setting this up in BIOS.

I have a Asus crosshair iv formula mobo with amd phenomII x6 1090T. I will probably be getting the WD 1tb caviar blacks with sata 6gb/s connection.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, as this is the only thing I'm not familiar with doing. I have never ran a raid system or had more then 1 hdd drive (or any ssd drives) in a build yet.
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I'm with Zapman, great guide but I need to know what the deal with raid setup is and what would be the most beneficial for my new computer. I will have 1 64gb kingston SSD and 1 1tb WD HDD for all my other junk. I will also be running Win 7 Enterprise 64bit if anyone knows of any problems or tweaks that I should be aware of.

Any idea if installing World of Warcraft to the SSD would benefit actual in game play? I realize that the initial load time will benefit greatly but since there aren't a lot of in game loads would it be a waste of 16+gb?
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So i just installed a set of Intel X25-V 40gb in Raid0 mode, reinstalled windows and I started at step 3. I did not create a separate admin account (which i think i should of).

A few questions though,
Im a bit confused, if i want to install some programs to the actual SSD and not the secondary drive, how would that work since all of the stuff gets moved to the secondary HD?

I also used the windows change location feature from C: to H: for files such as Downloads/Pictures/Music since they get heavy usage and lots of downloads. Is this ok?
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Ok so if i understand correct there are questions on this guide and raid support.

basically this applies to any partition or volume. it really does not matter. in other word if the volume is a SSD, RAID or a single drive, this guide does not care because it simply shows how to move a windows folder from the main installed partition to a different partition.

this should make it very simple.
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When creating a new partition on my boot drive should it be the full size of the drive?
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When creating a new partition on my boot drive should it be the full size of the drive?
If you want it to be

EDIT: Wasn't supposed to sound condescending, just the truth... any reason you want it to be smaller... if you have a reason... go ahead
Edited by TheDreadedGMan - 9/2/10 at 10:36pm
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