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Windows 7: Has anyone installed a SSD Drive before?

06 Oct 2010   #21
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Don't sweat the small stuff. The write "problem" is grossly over exaggeratied. Put the page file on the ssd or anywhere or do like me and just don't worry about messing around with it.


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06 Oct 2010   #22
madtownidiot

 

FYI the defrag service is not disabled to prolong the life of a SSD. It's disabled because it will never be necessary. Even if an image of a system partition in which every sector was a fragment of a different file were moved to a SSD it wouldn't be any slower than a clean 1st install.
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06 Oct 2010   #23
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
do like me and just don't worry about messing around with it.
+1. Like I posted in another thread...People need to learn to leave Windows 7 alone. It is not XP.
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06 Oct 2010   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Moving the pagefile off the SSD is defeating the purpose of the fast SSD. I have never done that and never encountered any problems. Your SSD will last a lot longer than you will care to keep it. So I would not worry.

Regarding the 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor, here is an example: Newegg.com - OCZ OCZACSSDBRKT Solid State Drive 3.5" Adaptor Bracket
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06 Oct 2010   #25
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I didn't spend money for an adapter, I used some velcro to "attach" the SSD to the case, works a treat.
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06 Oct 2010   #26
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Mine came withe an adapter which I didn't need so gave to my favorite computer repair shop.
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06 Oct 2010   #27
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If there is a 3.5" bay which is easily accessible, I would recommend the bracket that sells for less than $10. But that is not always the case. I had to resort to Velcro in one of my boxes too (dumb Dell).
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06 Oct 2010   #28
madtownidiot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If there is a 3.5" bay which is easily accessible, I would recommend the bracket that sells for less than $10. But that is not always the case. I had to resort to Velcro in one of my boxes too (dumb Dell).
nothing wrong with that... I once used velcro to add 4 more HDDs to an atx box I was using for all my back up files
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07 Oct 2010   #29
habibi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All these talks are really pysching me up to get a SSD.. I will save more $. Thanks guys!
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07 Oct 2010   #30
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

What have we done?

Just joking, you will not regret the decision.

Glad that we could help.
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