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Windows 7: My first solid state.


09 May 2011   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post

I thing i will cancel the order for now.....
It doesn't mean to cancel your order. It means to do your research so you know what to expect....and not get hung up on trivial matters, such as boot time.

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09 May 2011   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post

I thing i will cancel the order for now.....
It doesn't mean to cancel your order. It means to do your research so you know what to expect....and not get hung up on trivial matters, such as boot time.
Its ok,i believe is better for me to wait a little more.
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09 May 2011   #33

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you don't trust the system now, and feel it is unstable, getting an SSD isn't going to solve that problem for you. Figure out that issue first, and then worry about using the SSD.
Agreed. No need in moving problems over to a new drive, whether spinner or SSD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
As for the reasons to get an SSD, you should already know these if you've been asking which SSD you want. Boot speed is nearly meaningless to me, as the difference between 20 to 40 seconds once a day doesn't amount to much. The responsiveness of the system is why I am using SSDs for my system drivers in two computers now.
Agree again.

Don't get caught up in all the hype about read/write speeds or youíre be chasing SSD drives forever. And as so many have stated, the OCZ Vertex two isnít a bad drive for the price.

Anyway I swear I questioned the need to upgrade to an SSD drive just like you; I also questioned to price to gigabyte ratio. In the end I took the plunge and can clearly say it was the best upgrade I ever did to my system.

Nothing you do to your system will give you the noticeable performance increase you'll experience moving from a spinner HD to an SSD, Guarantee it.

In the end itís your money and decision, but once you make the plunge, youíll be impressed by the immediate and very noticeable performance increase.

My two cents.
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09 May 2011   #34

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
One of this days i will buy my first solid state drive.
So i need an expert advice,especially from someone who already has ssd.
First : Most of all worries me the compatibility issue with my GA-X38-DS4 motherboard,i don't want to throw the money for nothing. And i didn't found anything in the web about this.
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Second: IF IS NOT THERE ANY COMPATIBILITY ISSUE!! Then....Which one is better,faster?
A) Corsair Force Series F80A - solid state drive - 80 GB - SATA-300
B) OCZ Agility 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300
C) OCZ Vertex 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300
Faster how? What will you use it for? Boot speed isn't a good reason IMO. neither is how fast a program loads. Once it loads in Windows 7, if you have enough memory, it is a snap to reload the program. I think your concern should be in once a program is running, how can an SSD speed it up. For instance, if your program needs fast sequential writes and reads of non-compressible data (e.g. Phootshop scratch space), then you want an SSD that can perform these fast like an Intel 510 or 310 series (Sandforce based SSDs like OCZ and Corsair depend on compression for their speed). If you need lots of IOPs or fast random reads and writes then maybe OCZ may be better.

The newer OCZ Agility 2 have lower sequential write speeds (due to a switch to 25nm from 34 nm technology) without a rebranding of the model so caveat emptor. You may want to look into the Intel 310 series as well - solid performance, reliability.

If you are going to wait, keep your eyes peeled for a drop in price of the newer Intel 510 or 310 series, or the OCZ Vertex 3.
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29 Aug 2011   #35

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Ocz Vertex 2 Solid State 80GB

I just received my Solid state Drive

So please lets refresh this Thread.

I want some advices before starting the windows 7 installation etc.

I want the best performance,well the best of it in any way!


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29 Aug 2011   #36

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What I would do is shut down the PC, and unplug all other HDs.
Install the SSD, and plug it into the very first SATA Port.

Start up, go into the bios, and change to AHCI mode.
Install Windows.

Once your up and running, you can shut down again and hook up all the other drives, and format/partition however you choose to do.


Once in Windows, if you run the WEI and then reboot the machine, it will make appropriate adjustments after that first run.
(disbale Defrag on the SSD, as well as Prefetch)

This is all you need to do.
I wouldn't do any tweaks to it other than maybe disabling Hiberfile if you do not use Hibernate to free up some space.
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29 Aug 2011   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is very little you have to manually do to get performance out of your SSD drive. If you can handle it, reinstall the operating systems to it. This ensures that partitions are aligned and unnecessary software is not loaded to the drive. When installing your OS, it's often recommended to ensure your BIOS is set to AHCI mode (versus IDE mode) for best performance.
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29 Aug 2011   #38

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok i start now,i cant wait!

I will post back with results and news when ill have again windows 7
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29 Aug 2011   #39

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I'm not second guessing anyone. I was asked to post.

A fresh install of Windows 7 is the best way to go.

Wishmaster is telling you right.
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What I would do is shut down the PC, and unplug all other HDs.
Install the SSD, and plug it into the very first SATA Port.
Start up, go into the bios, and change to AHCI mode.
Install Windows.
Windows will install just like when you put it on an HDD.
It will set all the needed settings such as offset automatically.

If you want to use an image of your OS as it is now that can also be done.
I did mine this way and learned a lot but you can run into unexpected issues.
I don't recommend going this way for first timers. Experienced users or in my case the too hard headed to quit.

After you have Win 7 installed on the SSD you can make new images for back up and using these is just like reimaging an HDD. Easy.

You will want to disable hibernation. That is one of the last things to do so can be covered when you are done with other things.

Don't make any changes to the HDD's except unplugging them while installing Windows to SSD. If a problem arises installing to SSD you can plug the Windows 7 HD back in and use it.
Good to have a back up until the SSD is operational.
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29 Aug 2011   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

I finish,i have done all the above,now im with my ssd here

But when i start the computer in POST I take this message

""Detective Driver No Driver Found""

I set ANCI in bios.Do i need to change anything else in bios?

Do i have to enable it in windows also?

I attached a screenshot from my regedit,i dont know if anci is enable in windows or not.


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