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Windows 7: Has anyone installed a SSD Drive before?

06 Mar 2011   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by habibi View Post
Hmm, I have a problem. iTunes backup my iPhone data into c:\users\<username>\appdata\roaming... and it is about 16gb per backup and there can be a few backups at a time! My SSD is going to run out of space soon!! What can I do? Good idea to map c:\user files to another drive?
You can move the Roaming folder to the HDD. The Roaming folder has a Location tab in Properties - use that.

The funny part is that all three Appdata subfolders can be moved with the location tab, but not Appdata itself.,


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07 Mar 2011   #42
habibi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Awesome! That works, whs! THANK YOU!
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07 Mar 2011   #43
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by habibi View Post
Awesome! That works, whs! THANK YOU!
You are welcome.
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10 Mar 2011   #44
habibi

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In my BIOS setting, I have the following lines:
1. "SATA RAID/ACHI Mode" - which I have changed to AHCI, following whs' tutorial

2. "SATA Port0-1 Native Mode". I choose the option Enable. It means I am using Native IDE. I read that if I'm running Win 7, I should use Native IDE (as opposed to Legacy IDE)

3. A few lines below, I see a "Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode". The 3 options are IDE, AHCI or RAID/IDE.
What is this Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode?
If I change it to AHCI, the following happens:
- my DVD ROM and one harddisk disappear from Windows.
- the intel SSD seems to hang

So I reverted it back to IDE and it seems to work fine.
But if I have to change to AHCI in (1), shouldn't I change to AHCI in (3) to make my SSD perform better. On the other hand, it turning it on slows it down. Does anyone know what that line is for?
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