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Windows 7: how hard is it to "Move" install to another hdd?

05 Jan 2011   #91
DirtyElf

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what are some things i can do to tweak the times and speeds, and what really matters in terms of performance? obviously i want all the numbers to be as high (or low) as possible.. but will i really notice a difference of 0.025ms? and a 4k read speed of +20mb/s?




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05 Jan 2011   #92
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

If it feels fast, you're good.

The tweaks you can do now to eek a little speed and 0.01-0.02 ms on the access times will not be noticeable.
You will have to run a benchmark to see the difference.

I would set your Power Options to High Performance and call it a day.
Sit back, relax and enjoy that fast SSD.
I'm still amazed everytime I bootup and shutdown

I'm patiently waiting for the Intel G3's to come out, it's tough waiting and that 120GB you have looks very tempting
My dual bay laptop is getting tired of waiting for this X25-V.
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05 Jan 2011   #93
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
what are some things i can do to tweak the times and speeds, and what really matters in terms of performance? obviously i want all the numbers to be as high (or low) as possible.. but will i really notice a difference of 0.025ms? and a 4k read speed of +20mb/s?
Your numbers are good. I would not stand on my head for another couple of nanoseconds.
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05 Jan 2011   #94
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

its a desktop, i assume its always on full power (i could be wrong)

and, i do enjoy the hell out of it
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05 Jan 2011   #95
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
its a desktop, i assume its always on full power (i could be wrong)

and, i do enjoy the hell out of it
The power settings you cannot "assume". Check in Power Settings and set it to high.
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05 Jan 2011   #96
Dave76

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Desktops have three options, Power Saver, Balanced and High Performance.

You want consistant power to your SSD, use High Performance.
HDDs function just fine on reduced or adjustable power, SSDs don't.
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08 Jan 2011   #97
Faroth

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the info on this. Bought a Corsair SSD Force Series 120GB and used Seagates version of Acronis to clone my System partition to it. Had two problems with it though, first boot I got a BSOD after some drivers got automatically installed (hasn't happened again since). The other problem I had I consider more serious - two out of three encrypted drives got their volume headers corrupted and couldn't be mounted until I restored them from backup. I don't know the cause for this but the timing would suggest Acronis was messing about with drives that hadn't been formatted by Windows (the drive that wasn't affected was formatted before encryption) so I'd recommend anyone using encrypted drives to disconnect them prior to installing Acronis, do the cloning, uninstall the software and then reconnect the drives.
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08 Jan 2011   #98
whs
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That is useful additional information. I wonder though, what Acronis had to do with the "other" drives where it was supposed to only image and restore the C partition.
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