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Windows 7: setting up SSD, need help with multiple drives

04 Jan 2012   #31
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You can put as many hard drives in as you have sata ports. I have 5 in my desktop.


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04 Jan 2012   #32
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'd certainly recommend doing what you suggest.

A 120GB SSD will be plenty big enough for the operating system and applications, whilst another 1TB HDD will take care of your data storage needs for some time to come.

A performance boost and more storage space gives you the best of both worlds.
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05 Jan 2012   #33
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I'd certainly recommend doing what you suggest.

A 120GB SSD will be plenty big enough for the operating system and applications, whilst another 1TB HDD will take care of your data storage needs for some time to come.

A performance boost and more storage space gives you the best of both worlds.
thank you, so i thank thats what ill do than, and hopefully i can do this soon, i have allot of upcoming priorities for my upgrades. thank you all for the help. and @WHS ill try to get my partitoning and sizing uploaded on here so u can see where im at and maybe if you have anything to change or add after that that is always helpful.
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05 Jan 2012   #34
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

We're pleased to have been of help so please post back when you've upgraded your system, particularly if you encounter any problems along the way.

We're always keen to know how things pan out as it helps people who may be experiencing similar issues in the future.
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05 Jan 2012   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
@WHS ill try to get my partitoning and sizing uploaded on here so u can see where im at and maybe if you have anything to change or add after that that is always helpful
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I will keep watching for it.
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05 Jan 2012   #36
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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@WHS ill try to get my partitoning and sizing uploaded on here so u can see where im at and maybe if you have anything to change or add after that that is always helpful
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I will keep watching for it.
wont be too long hopefully, but have alot going on so it may be better if i post it up on the weekend
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02 Oct 2012   #37
Fizwalker

Windows 7 64
 
 

How do you get windows to let you used multiple SSDs? I have a total of 4 drives, and while the OS sees that the 4 are connected to my system, it only lets me use 1 drive. What am I doing wrong? (Clean install on a new machine, so nothing to transfer.)
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02 Oct 2012   #38
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Are you trying to run raid?
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03 Oct 2012   #39
Fizwalker

Windows 7 64
 
 

No. No raid on this thing.

Another fault to the list... Windows doesn't see the 2nd optical drive

More detail on the SSDs.
They're all 256GB drives
The one drive the system lets me use, has around 210GB out of 238GBs left on it.

Um... Is there anything else you need to know about the system?
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03 Oct 2012   #40
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm not familar with your board, but make sure if you have 2 sata controllers that they are both set to enabled in bios and the sata mode is ahci. Check the connections to the SSDs and if that doesn't work, connect them to another computer to see if they show up. Also, right click computer, select manage, and clcik disk management in the left column. See if they show up. Sometimes a new disk needs a drive letter assigned. If they are there right click them, selet new simple volume, and follow the prompts to format and assign them a letter.
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