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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

15 Apr 2012   #220
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I would not exclude
Program files
Program files (x86)

exclude data files by all means
You can disable hibernation and reduce the page file size. This will save you a lot of space. Tips here.

I had an issue with the Paragon utility but what you are attempting should work fine I would have thought.


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15 Apr 2012   #221
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Excuse me for butting in but whs that Gparted isn't or can't the same thing done with diskpart?

Sorry mate but am a little confused as to the difference.
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15 Apr 2012   #222
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Excuse me for butting in but whs that Gparted isn't or can't the same thing done with diskpart?

Sorry mate but am a little confused as to the difference.
I assume you mean diskpart clean or clean all. But that is not at all the same thing. E.g Clean All would write a bunch of zeros on your SSD (Clean without the All just resets the control records). What you want though is nothing at all on your Nands. And that is what you do with a Secure Erase - makes write operations twice as fast as if there were stuff on the Nand. Over time, garbage collection will do the cleaning too. That is why you always should leave some freespace on the SSD and let it idle at times.
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15 Apr 2012   #223
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Excuse me for butting in but whs that Gparted isn't or can't the same thing done with diskpart?

Sorry mate but am a little confused as to the difference.
I assume you mean diskpart clean or clean all. But that is not at all the same thing. E.g Clean All would write a bunch of zeros on your SSD (Clean without the All just resets the control records). What you want though is nothing at all on your Nands. And that is what you do with a Secure Erase - makes write operations twice as fast as if there were stuff on the Nand. Over time, garbage collection will do the cleaning too. That is why you always should leave some freespace on the SSD and let it idle at times.
Thanks Wolfgang got that and yep that is what Gary said to do and I do leave it at idle for a couple of hours sometimes.
Am sticking an SSD into the laptop that was why I was interested in what you had put. New one comes with that 0309 firmware now too which is a bonus eh?
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15 Apr 2012   #224
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

John, The latest FW is 000F :: Crucial m4 SSD FW update 000F
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15 Apr 2012   #225
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I upgraded from Fw 0309 to 000F. Unless you have an issue specifically mention in their update spec sheet I wouldn't make the move yet as I noticed a performance degradation. Their is no firmware rollback option.
Crucial SSD support outside of North America in my opinion is about the worst I've come across.
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16 Apr 2012   #226
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I upgraded from Fw 0309 to 000F. Unless you have an issue specifically mention in their update spec sheet I wouldn't make the move yet as I noticed a performance degradation. Their is no firmware rollback option.
Crucial SSD support outside of North America in my opinion is about the worst I've come across.
Blimey what on earth is going on at Crucial! Maybe I should have gone the Intel or even shelled for the Samsung.

Hum just been back through a few of the posts and threads on this and don't know what to do now upgrade or not? Might even consider getting a Corsair or Intel and keep the Crucial as spare until it has been sorted out - pretty annoying though!
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16 Apr 2012   #227
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think you are right Michael. Not worth upgrading to 000F. The things they fixed in it will most likely not touch the average user.

If I were you, I would write a letter to the CEO of Crucial. I have done that once with Sony and got immediate action.
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16 Apr 2012   #228
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Thanks for the comments Wolfgang. If a Company doesn't have a monopoly or a unique product, I think poor support will be its downfall.
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16 Apr 2012   #229
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I think you are right Michael. Not worth upgrading to 000F. The things they fixed in it will most likely not touch the average user.

If I were you, I would write a letter to the CEO of Crucial. I have done that once with Sony and got immediate action.
So stay with 0309 Wolfgang?

As for Crucial and Michael having to go to that length is pretty weak in my mind.

Really does make you wonder if it's worth staying with that brand.
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