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Old 05-11-10, 01:22 PM   #37
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Yeah I figured they'd throw on a partition already setup just for win xp users but I'm wondering what will happen should I ever need to repartition it.
interesting, i wonder what i will end up with.

i won't reinstall windows, i will move the c partition from hdd to ssd.
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Old 05-11-10, 04:24 PM   #38
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anyone have a good tutorial how to clone HDD to SSD and keeping the damn aligment, i been reading stuff on the web for quite a while, and many people say different stories.
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Old 05-11-10, 04:37 PM   #39
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I used Acronis Workstation to copy Win 7 from a HDD to SSD. I obviously had to remove some stuff and shrink partition 0, but Acronis handled all the tasks like a champ.

It was a while ago, before the "Oh my god, you NEED THE TRIMZ command" and "You shalt preserve the aligment or your SSD or it will ...".

I might be a careless fool, but I ran some benchies before/after, now and then, and it still doing well. No crash&burn, no bricks, no performance loss, no stuttering, no penor trimz. Nada.
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Old 05-11-10, 06:32 PM   #40
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i use Drive Snapshot.. i've read it should keep alignment.. it is a small disk backup utility
@nekro, congrats, i got my intel 80 GB SDD a month ago, but i had to reinstall windows 7 since my HDD partition was like 250 GB
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Old 05-11-10, 06:59 PM   #41
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anyone have a good tutorial how to clone HDD to SSD and keeping the damn aligment, i been reading stuff on the web for quite a while, and many people say different stories.
Just make sure the partition starts at a byte offset evenly divisible by 4096. I outlined some of that stuff in the two posts located here:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...52#post2238552

I could tell you how to clone a partition over from one hdd to another while getting the alignment correct in linux using fdisk and the dd command but I'm not sure how to do it in windows.
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Old 05-12-10, 08:13 AM   #42
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OK, i got everything done yesterday. no reinstall or anything

allocation unit 4096bytes, from google searches it seem to be ideal size.

partition is aligned.

3 drives where involved in this move:
drive1: intel80gb
drive2: 640gb wd (had C, E, F)
drive3: 640gb wd (had D, G)

ok, short outline
C was moved from drive2 to drive1
D was moved from drive3 to drive2 (replacing C and E, needed D to grow bigger)
E was moved from drive2 to drive3 (replacing old D)
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Old 05-16-10, 09:23 AM   #43
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Just ordered an OCZ Vertex 2 50 GB to replace a Kingston 30 GB as my boot drive. The difference should be night and day.
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Old 05-18-10, 02:52 PM   #44
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Just ordered an OCZ Vertex 2 50 GB to replace a Kingston 30 GB as my boot drive. The difference should be night and day.
Post your WEI when you get it up and running...
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Old 05-19-10, 06:20 PM   #45
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7.7 for the primary disk, which seems to be about as high as a single-disk SSD can get. Don't know why it doesn't go to 7.9 because it's pretty dang fast, but I can't complain, especially since my old Kingston could do no better than 5.9.
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Old 05-20-10, 09:18 AM   #46
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Just ordered the Intel 80GB for 194.95 at the Egg had a 20.00 dollar credit so it nets out to 174.95 for the OEM not bad and fits nicely in my 800D with the hot swap bays will install this weekend.

By the way anyone have any recommendations as to what to do first I plan on doing a fresh Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit install and this will be my first stab at an SSD drive.

I check and make sure that the firmware is current but other than that, I was just going to plug it into the first SATA port on the Rampage III and install it. Do I need to check alignment out of the box or anything else?
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Old 05-20-10, 09:26 AM   #47
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my drive was not formated out of box, so you will have to format it and make sure alligment is right.
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Old 05-20-10, 09:41 AM   #48
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Did you do a quick NTFS format Nekro? and how do you check alignment is this something that pops on win install or frimware? thx in advance.
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