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Windows 7: ssd for OS and 2hdd on raid0

20 Jan 2010   #31
giegaand1

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
But again, I would strongly advise you to unplug your HDD from the mobo when you install win7 on the SSD. That way you don't get a MBR mess and have 2 neately seperated systems. The day you want to delete the win7 on the HDD, you just need to reformat that partition and have no MBR to fix.
The part that I am curious about is how you will "feel" the performance difference between your HDD win7 and the SSD win7.
i got the point you trying to say, i will unplug my HDD and do like you saying. what it mean in your post MBR???


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20 Jan 2010   #32
giegaand1

windows 7
 
 

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I would advise not to double boot. I unplugged my HDD when I installed Win7 on the SSD and I switch the boot sequence with the BIOS. That is a much cleaner setup
can you explaine please what do you mean in highlighted sentenses... thanks
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20 Jan 2010   #33
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by giegaand1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
But again, I would strongly advise you to unplug your HDD from the mobo when you install win7 on the SSD. That way you don't get a MBR mess and have 2 neately seperated systems. The day you want to delete the win7 on the HDD, you just need to reformat that partition and have no MBR to fix.
The part that I am curious about is how you will "feel" the performance difference between your HDD win7 and the SSD win7.
i got the point you trying to say, i will unplug my HDD and do like you saying. what it mean in your post MBR???
MBR means master boot record this is the section on the HDD that the bios looks at when powering up so it knows what OS its going to load and where to load it from, if you leave other HDD plugged in both drives will have entries in the MBR but if you unplug then each HDD will have its own OS with its own MBR

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by giegaand1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would advise not to double boot. I unplugged my HDD when I installed Win7 on the SSD and I switch the boot sequence with the BIOS. That is a much cleaner setup
can you explaine please what do you mean in highlighted sentenses... thanks
If you previously unplugged other HDD you will have two independant OSs on seperate HDDs but you will not have the option of which one you want to load on power up, to select which OS you want to boot you will have to enter bios and enter boot sequence and whichever drive is first on the boot list is the OS that will load, for example if SSD is first on the boot order list then win7 will load on power up all the time but if you want to boot other OS you will have to enter bios and change boot sequence so other HDD is first

Hope this makes sense
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20 Jan 2010   #34
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think Pauly explained it nicely. Going into the BIOS boot sequence is 1,2,3 and takes just a few seconds. Depending on the make of your system, you keep tapping ESC or F2 when the first (BIOS) splash screen comes up (see what it says for Boot Sequence).
Then later, if you want it to boot per default form the SSD, you can set that permanently in the Boot Setup (could be F10, but check on the first splash screen). You can then still boot from the HDD if you go thru the Boot sequence. I'll be glad to explain that to you once we get to it. It is really easy too.
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20 Jan 2010   #35
giegaand1

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got ya thank you all again
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