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Problems with OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD 80GB

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Hi Guys!

I'm new to the scene so take it easy on me

I've been building my first computer for a while now but i keep buying new things and adding to the build to make it bigger and better.

I have recently purchased an OCZ RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD 80GB and have tried to reinstall Windows 7 onto it but I am having a few difficulties. I felt the need to want to put my operating system on the SSD for quicker boot times and more reliability along with a game or 2.

I have followed the instructions when installing the os but when i come to a screen that says which drive to load windows onto it requires me to change disk to install the drivers for the SSD. I do that and then come back to the screen with the SSD included in the list along with my hard drive, which is all good besides the fact that windows will now no longer install on either drive

Any help would be much appreciated, as I said i'm only new at this so take it easy on me

Thanks! SuNs
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240 GB OCZ Vertex3 + 80 GB OCZ SSD Sony DVD Windows 7 BenQ 24" 120Hz LED + 2x ASUS 24" LCD 
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Anyone got any ideas at all that would help get it the SSD going?
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i7 930 @ 2.8 ~ 4.2GHz (1.376v) Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Gigabyte 6990 4GB 6 GB Corsair 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
240 GB OCZ Vertex3 + 80 GB OCZ SSD Sony DVD Windows 7 BenQ 24" 120Hz LED + 2x ASUS 24" LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
240 GB OCZ Vertex3 + 80 GB OCZ SSD Sony DVD Windows 7 BenQ 24" 120Hz LED + 2x ASUS 24" LCD 
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Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard Antec 1200w Antec 1200 Gigabyte GHOST M8000X 
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Ok, so I've finally got my OCZ PCI-e SSD 80G REVO going. It has taken a week but I think I have gotten it going well now.

1st things 1st. I did a fresh install. After about 5 attempts of doing a fresh install (a few days with many failed attempts) I found a site which told me to try using just the SSD to boot and install (no other HDDs). So I tried the install with the Revo as the only drive. It worked and worked well. I went through all of the windows updates and installed all of office and all other vital system software required, updated as such, then installed my secondary drive and moved all of my user directories (right click on documents, desktop, pictures etc and change location) to my spinning disk. Now it's working flawlessly and FAST!!. All I have done so far is change my defrag so as to not try to defrag my ssd (including System Reserved), but defrag my other HDDs daily. DO NOT LISTEN TO OTHER SITES SAYING TO CHANGE REGISTRY SETTINGS AND PREFETCH/SUPERFETCH ETC FOR THIS DRIVE AS THEY WILL CAUSE YOU NOTHING BUT DRAMAS!!!! But as anyone says, don't listen to me as your hardware may suffer. I really don't care if my hardware suffers, it's working sweet at the moment. If you want it working, follow my lead, if you want to be stressing and hassling just to get another (maybe) couple of years out of a 6-8 year drive, look elsewhere. Thanks
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