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I have a OCZ Vertex 2 50GB. I have gotten it installed with Windows 7 ultimate on it. This is my first SSD I took some screen shots and have a couple questions.

All I did to install was take it out of the package plug it in and installed windows from boot disk. When I was prompted to choose a partition to install windows I could click on the SSD but "format" was greyed out so I didnt format and just installed. The usable space was 46.4GB





Edited by noahhova - 4/11/11 at 4:31am
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post #2 of 8
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So my question is how do those numbers look in that bench first off?

Next the My Computer Pic. Is Windows suppose to be 20GB? Also What is that weird 100MB Partition showing up for. It is empty and wasn't there when I had Windows on the 640GB WD drive. It seems to be the 100MB partition that is System reserved when installing OS on a HDD. Why does it show up now? Can I get rid of it or should I just leave it?

In device manager it shows there I have the AMD SATA Controller installed. I Rolled back to teh ACHI one and ran the benchmark with the same results. So I just updated back to the AMD Controller is that ok?

I also just threw up the programs I have installed and the windows features I have already turned off hoping someone can give me input on saving more space on my SSD.

Thanks guys any other suggestions are welcome.

Edit: One last thing but it might specific to my MB. I have 6 SATA ports on my board. In my bios to switch to ACHI mode I have to switch ports 1-4 all to ACHI. This left me with port 5-6 for optical drive and 1 hard drive. I plugged another HDD to port 2 but it is in ACHI mode. The HDD in that port seems to work but will this cause problems not being in IDE mode?

Edited by noahhova - 4/11/11 at 4:36am
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post #3 of 8
hmm i got my win7 ult 64 down to around 15/16 gigs .... did you move or lower your page file and and system restore size? also you could turn off hibernation i beleive. check around this site for the ssd topics to find out more details on TRIM and reducing writes.
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First off, if you install Windows without formatting the drive, the Windows installation will automatically format the drive for you. Secondly, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit takes up 14.4GB on my drive, or 15,329,635,195 bytes to be exact, but depending on what features you have in your version of OS, the space it takes up MIGHT go as high as 20GB. As for the other questions I'm not so sure, not a hard drive pro.
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I actually already changed my page file from 6GB to 1GB. I will have to check to see how to turn off System restore and hibernation. Other then that I posted what Windows features I still have enabled. Can I get rid of anymore?

Like you guys said if I can get it down to about 15GB or so that would be great!! As for the programs I already have installed onto it like adobe flash mozilla etc. Are those recommended to install on SSD or secondary drive?
Edited by noahhova - 4/11/11 at 5:15am
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post #6 of 8
Another pointer, if you put your page file onto one of your spinning platter discs, it should help out a bit too.

For other handy tricks, check this out

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...l=1#post442158
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Anyone know about the weird 100MB partition that just showed up after install?
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post #8 of 8
no clue on that part. it should be invisable... maybe its the partition from old os on your secondary drive. (click start menu then search dsk and click "manage partitions" and delete it , then expand secondary if it is)

also the disable write cache thing froze up my drive so be careful. i also found mixed reviews on the superfetch and prefetch tips so possibly research that a bit more.

also whatever web browser you use search for "optamize "web browser" for ssd.

hope you get it fixed up. enjoy the speed!
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