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Windows 7: Deleted 100mb partition, mobo cant boot OR read HDD now... HELP!!

24 Feb 2012   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. sure you can do that. Just free up the 750GB portition. And if it is a partition, delete volume and partition in Disk managemet. Then extend the 2TB portion.

But for a more detailed guidance it would help if you posted a full picture of your Disk Management.

There are no 'jumpers' in Sata. That's an old IDE technology.

2. a 60GB SSD is ample for the OS and a LOT of normal programs (not some games which the guys put on the HDDs). Both my desktops run on 60GB SSDs and I always have over 30GB free space - and that includes a virtual partition where I run Ubuntu. Typically a Windows7 with let's say 50 installed programs should be around 25GB.

There are some little tricks to keep the size down - delete the hiberfile and reduce the pagefile to 2GB.


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24 Feb 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Were you able to get installed and set up? Here are some tips to adapt: Clean Reinstall Windows 7

I would not RAID Win7 drive as we see nothing but problems with Win7 and RAID. You'll really enjoy the SSD though. Wolfgang will help you get it installed perfectly.
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24 Feb 2012   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks Greg for the job assignment - but I enjoy this.
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25 Feb 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

Job assignment? I only meant to acknowledge you are the expert here on SSD's.
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25 Feb 2012   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I know Greg, I was just joking.
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25 Feb 2012   #16
flyguy5187

W7 ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for the continued help guys, my system is set up and running windows 7 - everything is blazing fast and still waiting for my wireless adapter to ship in to download the rest of the drivers/needed prgms. you guys mentioned that is bad to set up RAID with windows 7, why's that? Do you mean by raiding the windows 7 OS or I shouldn't even have raid at all? I am planning to RAID 1 these 3tb drives but just for data once I get the SSD.

And I found this too...but its OCZ =/ what are your thoughts?

Amazon.com: OCZ Synapse 128GB SATA 6Gb/s SYN-25SAT3-64G 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) with up to 550MB/s read and 80K IOPS write: Computers & Accessories

EDIT: weird the models # and drive capacities aren't really matching up, but $96 for 128gb is a pretty good deal right?
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25 Feb 2012   #17
gregrocker

 

You can also plug in by wire to get your drivers via optional Windows Updates, and other updates and setup software recommended in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM

The problems we see with RAID are with Win7 install not RAIDing data drives. If you want to try RAID then I would run it without RAID for awhile and then RAID it to see the performance comparison.
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25 Feb 2012   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Regarding the OCZ Synapse, read the user feedback here: Newegg.com - OCZ Synapse Cache SYN-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

For the OS, RAID is nothing but trouble. For data, it is probably OK.
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25 Feb 2012   #19
flyguy5187

W7 ultimate x64
 
 

thanks for the pointers guys, another reason to stay away from OCZ I guess. Will probably get that crucial drive and try RAIDing after.
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25 Feb 2012   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think you will be happy with the Crucial M4. Let us know when you got it and we will help you transfer the OS - Although a new install is the easiest.
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