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RMA #......- Received (issued 10/11/2011 09:31pm)

Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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$390.99
RMA Type: Replacement
Reason: Defective

RMA Total: $390.99

Total Refund: $390.99

Soon as I get mine back i will join lol
 

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I'll add you to the roster Los Hog
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Waiting for more people to find the club. So many people have Crucials
 

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how should i go about setting up my new M4?
i dont mind doing a full reinstall of windows, wouldnt mind to get rid of some stuff
I split my Windows. 64GB M4 for windows and 500GB WD Blue for Bigger Program files(Steam WoW) My pictures, Music, other stuff. Works well
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thanks for the link, some people seem to say avoid certain bits as they can cause issues for example disabling superfetch and prefetch and stuff along those lines
is there anything you would recommend skipping?
thanks again
In that guide I don't do the short stroking, besides that everything else is fine. I left prefetch enabled like TC said, it does make the drive boot up a tiny bit faster from my experience.

Also you can disable unused windows features:
Turn off Unused Windows 7 Features

There are many feature in windows 7 that we often don't use.

Disabling unused features in Windows 7 will really help in speeding things up and reduce a little space.

Open up Programs and Features from Control Panel.
Click the Turn Windows features on or off from the left pane.
Now uncheck all the Feature that you don't use in Windows 7 [e.g. "Games"] and restart the system for the changes to take effect.

And here is infor on making sure Trim is set up properly.

TRIM Commands

Enable TRIM
Go to the Command Prompt and type:
fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0

Disable TRIM
Go to the Command Prompt and type:
fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1

How do I know if TRIM is working in Windows 7?
Go to the Command Prompt and type:
fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify
DisableDeleteNotify = 1 (Windows TRIM commands are disabled)
DisableDeleteNotify = 0 (Windows TRIM commands are enabled)
 
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Originally Posted by MountainDewMadOScar;15366791
I split my Windows. 64GB M4 for windows and 500GB WD Blue for Bigger Program files(Steam WoW) My pictures, Music, other stuff. Works well
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did you do any tweaking?
i was just thinking of running SSDTweaker, good idea?
i am a real noob t this, first time ive had 2 hard drives lol
so just to clarify:
1) disconnect old HDD
2) boot up and update firmware, can this be done in AHCI mode or does it have to be in IDE, someone told me it HAS to be in IDE, please could you confirm
3) make sure SSD is in AHCI mode and install windows as normal
4) once windows is installed should i
a: install drivers onto SSD and desired programmes
b: connect HDD, format it in 'My Computer', reboot then install all drivers onto HDD and desired programmes onto SSD
a or b?
5) run SSDTweaker
6) Done
good or bad plan?

P.S. when installing programmes, to decide whether i want it on HDD or SSD an option comes to direct where you want the programme to be installed, then i have to make sure i direct it to the HDD if i want it installed on the HDD dont i? as it will be automatically directing me to SSD as it will have the OS on it?
i am asking in here just to do it the best way other M4 owners are doing it
thanks guys! help is much appreciated

sean: thanks for that info
 

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Disconnect old drive
IDE mode to update
Yes ahci
Do a. Do exactly as the guide says in the Order twocables wrote
I never ran the tweaked lol
Also I just change the location of my documents, pics, etc to my hdd
 
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Disconnect old drive
IDE mode to update
Yes ahci
Do a.
I never ran the tweaked lol
Also I just change the location of my documents, pics, etc to my hdd
thanks for the reply, clears up a lot of issues i had

is it necessary to do tweaks? i might just do the simplest ones to reduce chances of something going wrong

how can i stop the SSD from being filled by garbage from windows?

thanks again
 

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thanks for the reply, clears up a lot of issues i had

is it necessary to do tweaks? i might just do the simplest ones to reduce chances of something going wrong

how can i stop the SSD from being filled by garbage from windows?

thanks again
Just make a system image before you do the tweaks and do all the ones inthe quote from twocables

You can move your temp files folder to the hdd, but it isn't needed. I'll get back to I with a guide when I'm home
 

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Originally Posted by SeanWebster;15367134
Just make a system image before you do the tweaks and do all the ones inthe quote from twocables

You can move your temp files folder to the hdd, but it isn't needed. I'll get back to I with a guide when I'm home
thanks dude, i'll be keeping a look out for it
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thanks dude, i'll be keeping a look out for it
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Move your temp files to a Mechanical hard drive.
  1. Go to Start and right-click on Computer and select Properties
  2. On the left side of the window, click Advanced System Settings.
  3. Under the Advanced tab, in the on the bottom click Environmental Variables
  4. Click on the variable TEMP under "User variables" then click Edit
  5. Under the Variable Value box, enter in the new path you would like for your temp files, ex. D:\Temp Files\TEMP
  6. Click on the variable TMP then click Edit.
  7. Under the Variable Value box, enter in the new path you would like for your temp files, ex. D:\Temp Files\TEMP
  8. Also, you can go to system variables, scroll down to the variables TEMP and TMP, edit and enter in the new path you would like for your temp files, ex. D:\Temp Files\TEMP
  9. Click Ok and you must reboot for this to take effect.
  10. When you reboot go to the AppData folder on your drive you made the temp files go to and right click the folder and check hidden at the bottom.
 
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Move your temp files to a Mechanical hard drive.
  1. Go to Start and right-click on Computer and select Properties
  2. On the left side of the window, click Advanced System Settings.
  3. Under the Advanced tab, in the on the bottom click Environmental Variables
  4. Click on the variable TEMP under "User variables" then click Edit
  5. Under the Variable Value box, enter in the new path you would like for your temp files, ex. D:\Temp Files\TEMP
  6. Click on the variable TMP then click Edit.
  7. Under the Variable Value box, enter in the new path you would like for your temp files, ex. D:\Temp Files\TEMP
  8. Also, you can go to system variables, scroll down to the variables TEMP and TMP, edit and enter in the new path you would like for your temp files, ex. D:\Temp Files\TEMP
  9. Click Ok and you must reboot for this to take effect.
  10. When you reboot go to the AppData folder on your drive you made the temp files go to and right click the folder and check hidden at the bottom.
I assume that before you start this, you'll need to make new folders in the new location or when they are moved will they be done so accordingly?
on the HDD can the temp files be directed anywhere or a certain place with a certain name?
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I assume that before you start this, you'll need to make new folders in the new location or when they are moved will they be done so accordingly?
on the HDD can the temp files be directed anywhere or a certain place with a certain name?
thanks
The folders are automatically made/moved.

I would just do as I listed and make the folder hidden. But i think it can be directed anywhere.

Also, to help you keep more free space run Disk Cleanup and CCleaner.
 
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The folders are automatically made/moved.

I would just do as I listed and make the folder hidden. But i think it can be directed anywhere.

Also, to help you keep more free space run Disk Cleanup and CCleaner.
thanks great help!
if i move the temp folders, will i run into any issues as i heard some people say that it results in some corruption or crashes as its not on the same drive as the OS
 

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thanks great help!
if i move the temp folders, will i run into any issues as i heard some people say that it results in some corruption or crashes as its not on the same drive as the OS
i doubt, but there may be permissions problems idk for sure, I was just researching it a little.

I wouldn't even bother to change the locations of the temp data really. It doesn't make that big of a difference and if you run ccleaner and disk cleanup you will be good.
 

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i doubt, but there may be permissions problems idk for sure, I was just researching it a little.

I wouldn't even bother to change the locations of the temp data really. It doesn't make that big of a difference and if you run ccleaner and disk cleanup you will be good.
i think i'll just stick to disk cleanup (this is the one on windows, just being sure lol), i need to check out ccleaner never heard of it
 

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i think i'll just stick to disk cleanup (this is the one on windows, just being sure lol), i need to check out ccleaner never heard of it
Wow, really you never heard of it!?! lol

It is great! It cleared 6Gb of free space for me once!

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner

This is how I have mine set up.

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Wow, really you never heard of it!?! lol

It is great! It cleared 6Gb of free space for me once!

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner

This is how I have mine set up.

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yes never even heard of it till today ahaha
if you dont mind can you show me your apps tab too, seems to be a pretty neat software, everything in one place! only if everything was like this
any options you recommend to 'uncheck'?

EDIT: just cleaned up 1.5GB in like 5 secs, wow! wish i came across it earlier now lol
 

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yes never even heard of it till today ahaha
if you dont mind can you show me your apps tab too, seems to be a pretty neat software, everything in one place! only if everything was like this
any options you recommend to 'uncheck'?

EDIT: just cleaned up 1.5GB in like 5 secs, wow! wish i came across it earlier now lol
Sweet!
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BTW, I never use Internet explorer so that is why eveything is checked off on it. If you use it don't check off cookies, autocomplete form data and saved passwords. That will make sure you are always signed in to sites lol.
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