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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

26 May 2011   #1451
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
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Many people claim that there is a significant performance gain with AHCI. I, however, did not see that. But it may be different from system to system.

AHCI enable.When?

I'm ready to transfer using Paragon Migrate which is what I'm doing next.

Then do AHCI thru my present HDD Windows per BFK's tutorial? AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

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Change boot to SSD then do the AHCI change per BFK's tutorial.

or just leave it IDE/SATA as set now?
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Also Paragon Migrate has no way to include Recovery Partiton.

Only lists C / Win7 or E/XP partition. No D listed to select.
That is the way it should work?

I'm just doing the C to the SSD.
Hi Hopalong,

You should set ahci before you load Windows. Doing it afterwards is a pain. If you have a 6GB SSD, then you'll definitely want ahci.


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26 May 2011   #1452
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello H_X.



If the box is set at IDE and Windows 7 boots that way, AHCI has to be enabled in the Windows 7 registry before you enable it in the PC BIOS , if you do the BIOS first Windows will not boot.

Does this clear it up?
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26 May 2011   #1453
Hopalong X

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

BFK

Okay I got do it first per your tutorial before Bios.

I'm just not sure when to turn it on or from which OS.
The HDD before booting to the SSD or after booting to the SSD?

Transfer/migrate Image> turn on AHCI per your tutorial, then boot to SSD.?
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Transfer/migrate Image> Boot to SSD then turn on AHCI per your tut?
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26 May 2011   #1454
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

If you're copying an image from the old drive to the new one I would do the transfer first then turn AHCI on from within Windows when booted from the new drive. That will leave your old drive intact should there be a hiccup.
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26 May 2011   #1455
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
BFK

Okay I got do it first per your tutorial before Bios.

I'm just not sure when to turn it on or from which OS.
The HDD before booting to the SSD or after booting to the SSD?

What do you mean by "which OS" is XP included in this mix?


If you have pre-installed OSs and they were installed as IDE, boot Windows, edit the registry, restart and enable AHCI in the BIOS.

If XP is installed as IDE that will foul up everything, there is a work-around to enable AHCI in XP after install but I believe it a real PITA to set.

You could boot Windows 7 as AHCI and XP as IDE and continue on as that, and that would work, you would have to set the BIOS for the OS you want to boot at each startup; I've done that and it gets old really quick.
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26 May 2011   #1456
Hopalong X

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
If you're copying an image from the old drive to the new one I would do the transfer first then turn AHCI on from within Windows when booted from the new drive. That will leave your old drive intact should there be a hiccup.
I'm repeating I realize but double checking.

Migrate the image, then change boot order, boot to SSD then follow BFK's tutorial, then change Bios.
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26 May 2011   #1457
Hopalong X

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

BFK

No XP is not being migrated/imaged.

I'm just trying to transfer C and D- which is recovery- but D isn't listed in Paragon Migrate.

So I'm not sure if it will be included.

I thought this was supposed to be the easy way. I'm not so sure now!
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Thanks Prof I have that straight now.
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26 May 2011   #1458
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

OK so you're straight on the AHCI stuff then?
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26 May 2011   #1459
Hopalong X

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

Win 7 and XP are on Dual boot same HD per Brinks tutorial.

XP eventually- when Win 7 is running on the SSD- will be on the HDD by itself.
I don't use it often, maybe once a week, so Booting it from Bios isn't a problem.

AHCI I'm straight.

Still wondering about the Recovery partion with the Paragon Migrate.
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26 May 2011   #1460
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Win 7 and XP are on Dual boot same HD per Brinks tutorial.

XP eventually- when Win 7 is running on the SSD- will be on the HDD by itself.
I don't use it often, maybe once a week, so Booting it from Bios isn't a problem.

AHCI I'm straight.

Stilll wondering about the Recovery partion.

OK I get it now, just get Windows 7 migrated and booting then set AHCI and when you need to boot to XP just set the BIOS to IDE for XP, then back to AHCI to start W7.
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