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Windows 7: SSD for cache how to initialize? MBR or GPT?

19 Mar 2016   #1

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SSD for cache how to initialize? MBR or GPT?


This is related to my thread where I have been receiving windows prompts that my SSD is failing. But decided to open new topic since it involves initializing it
SSD failing prompt appears always but not listed in diskdrive?

I tried several programs to check the health of my SSD and they say it's in perfect health which confuses me.
This is from SSD life pro which says my SSD is 100% health but noticed that why it says Powered on 0 times which means was never used?

So I try to go to run and type diskmgmt.msc and I get this prompt that I need to initialize it. From previous thread my ssd is sandisk u110 16 GB is just for caching to load programs faster. I am new to this and would like your input. If I initialize it should I choose MBR or GPT?

Edit: My OS is loaded using HDD and the SSD was just for cache purposes.

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21 Mar 2016   #2

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

As a direct answer to your question, use whatever is on the main drive. Read this for additional info to make a more informed decision. And, perhaps it's also important to learn about how is your SSD drive is communicating with the motherboard. IDE or AHCI and how that affects your plans.
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22 Mar 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I would also check the health with CrystalDisk

CrystalDiskMark - Software - Crystal Dew World
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22 Mar 2016   #4

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I would also check the health with CrystalDisk

CrystalDiskMark - Software - Crystal Dew World
Thanks for the advise and the link. First, I am going to restore to the SSD the Windows 7 OS mirror, I prepared earlier today. The I begin to analyze everything, and I mean everything.
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