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Windows 7: What is that?Is that a hard disk?

04 Dec 2010   #51
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Too bad, you cannot tell D and E apart because they are the same size.
We will see how they look after the new ssd/format etc.
If you have any idea for BIOS adjustment please write.


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04 Dec 2010   #52
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok the plan is...
In 2 days i will have the Corsair Force Series F120 (btw that thing is 285 MBps (read) / 275 MBps (write) with 50.000 IOPS)
Connect ssd port 0,cdrom port 4
Format,installing win7 ultimate 64bit (in that time i will like to know ,if its possible to remove the system reserved if is NOT a bad thing to remove system reserved and how to do that)if is a BAD thing to remove it ok forget it.
Then connect the rest of my hard disks and find the solution to arrange them in the correct name order C:\ D:\ E:\ and F:\ for cdrom
Then installs all my programs and adjust them the way i like
Then create system image with norton ghost.
For now i created a new folder with the name SSD SETUPS and i start to download all the updated programs,the newest versions of 7zip,firefox,sound driver,ati radeon... EVERYTHING!!
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So until then any ideas and advices are very welcome!!
Thanks EVERYBODY for helping me!!
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04 Dec 2010   #53
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Ok the plan is...
In 2 days i will have the Corsair Force Series F120 (btw that thing is 285 MBps (read) / 275 MBps (write) with 50.000 IOPS)
Connect ssd port 0,cdrom port 4
Format,installing win7 ultimate 64bit (in that time i will like to know ,if its possible to remove the system reserved if is NOT a bad thing to remove system reserved and how to do that)if is a BAD thing to remove it ok forget it.
Then connect the rest of my hard disks and find the solution to arrange them in the correct name order C:\ D:\ E:\ and F:\ for cdrom
Then installs all my programs and adjust them the way i like
Then create system image with norton ghost.
For now i created a new folder with the name SSD SETUPS and i start to download all the updated programs,the newest versions of 7zip,firefox,sound driver,ati radeon... EVERYTHING!!
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So until then any ideas and advices are very welcome!!
If you mean by "Format" to format the SSD, don't do it. Leave all that to the installer. Just delete the partitions and the volumes so that you have all unallocated space with the bootable CD of Partition Wizard. But if the SSD is brand new, you need not do that.

To get rid of the 100MB partition, you would have to predefine a partition (e.g. with Partition Wizard) on the SSD to where to install w7. But then you need to align the SSD yourself. It is possible, but I am not sure you want to go thru the trouble.

But you can try. Define the partition (must be primary, active) and see whether the alignment is OK. If you can attach it to another PC via USB, you can check it with Command Prompt:

Diskpart (hit Enter after each line)
List disk
Select disk n (where n is the number of the SSD from List Disk)
List partition

Now you should see a result like this.

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 59 GB 1024 KB

The offset has to be divisible by 4.
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04 Dec 2010   #54
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

Yes, no format required on brand new factory SSD. Do not worry about the system reserved partition. Let the install create it an move on.

While you wait for SSD to arrive,
IDE or AHCI mode in bios?
Is mobo latest bios flash?
Are you going to overprovision the drive?

Get Intels Latest chipset version for X 38 with W 7 64 bit. Other 64 bit drivers as well.
Go to Corsair and see what latest firmware version for your SSD is available. When SSD arrives check its fw version. More than likely its the latest version.

IDE or ACHI, preferably you want ACHI mode selected at OS install. But older chipsets seem to lose an ACHI mode SSD?????? I have a EP45 chipset that would only work with its SSD boot drive in IDE mode. The SSD was uptodate, mobo had latest bios flash, would lose an ACHI selected SSD??????

Hey your gonna luv this thing when your all up and running!

Oh,
and do not add other hardware untill OS boot is in, updated, with all periphial and mobo hardware drivers installed. Make system stable with just OS before adding rest of hardware.
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04 Dec 2010   #55
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

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05 Dec 2010   #56
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

In my motherboard SATA\RAID ANSI is disabled.
Is that ok?
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05 Dec 2010   #57
spyknee

W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
 
 

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25 Jan 2011   #58
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

And then there's this puppy...

ioDrive Octal
What is that?Is that a hard disk?-thumb.500x500.iodrive-octal-angle.jpg

oDrive Octal Capacity: 5.12TB
NAND Type: Multi Level Cell (MLC)
Read IOPS: 1,190,000
Write IOPS: 1,180,000
75/25 Mix IOPS: 729,000
Read Bandwidth: 6.0 GB/s
Write Bandwidth: 4.4 GB/s
Access Latency: 30µs
Bus Interface: PCI-Express x16 Gen2.0

And guess what we're getting two of to play with
I've been told it retails at around US$180,000


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26 Jan 2011   #59
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
House fo sale

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
And then there's this puppy...

ioDrive Octal
Attachment 134432

oDrive Octal Capacity: 5.12TB
NAND Type: Multi Level Cell (MLC)
Read IOPS: 1,190,000
Write IOPS: 1,180,000
75/25 Mix IOPS: 729,000
Read Bandwidth: 6.0 GB/s
Write Bandwidth: 4.4 GB/s
Access Latency: 30µs
Bus Interface: PCI-Express x16 Gen2.0

And guess what we're getting two of to play with
I've been told it retails at around US$180,000
Ok i decided i will buy one!!
I must sell the house first of course but who cares?
That thing is fast!!!
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26 Jan 2011   #60
society misfit

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Panais,
You can’t go wrong with the Corsair f120. It’s actually based on the same controller (or similar) as the Revo PCI drive you first posted about. And it’s a fraction of the price!! Although because it will use a SATA port instead of the PCIe slot like the Revo it will not be as fast. However you will defiantly be impressed by its performance compared to your Raptor mechanical hard drive.

Follow the easy tutorial on installation and optimizing your SSD and you will be as good as gold.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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