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Old 05-20-10, 11:35 AM   #49
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there are few days to check it

on OCZ forums you can find a batch file called something like OCZAllign, that will check if drive is aligned

or go to MSinfo32, components, storage, disks, find your ssd, go to partition starting offset, and devide by 4096

if number is even then is aligned., if number is odd then its not aligned.
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Old 05-20-10, 07:55 PM   #50
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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.
As an FYI, I popped a brand-new, unformatted OCZ Vertex 2 into my machine and did a clean Windows 7 Ultimate x64 setup. I used the standard quick format that comes when you start the Windows installation. It divided the SSD into a small 100 MB partition, with the rest being used to install the OS.

Using nekro's tips below, the drive was aligned properly without having to run any special utility. You should be just fine tossing the drive in your system and installing Windows as if it were a traditional HDD.

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there are few days to check it

on OCZ forums you can find a batch file called something like OCZAllign, that will check if drive is aligned

or go to MSinfo32, components, storage, disks, find your ssd, go to partition starting offset, and devide by 4096

if number is even then is aligned., if number is odd then its not aligned.
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Old 05-21-10, 01:12 AM   #51
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I got one of these coming my way. I should have it here by the middle of next week.

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Old 05-21-10, 02:30 AM   #52
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That's a good frikken' deal!
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Old 05-21-10, 05:51 AM   #53
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I got one of these coming my way. I should have it here by the middle of next week.

Do you have the appropriate adapters to get that drive to fit in wherever you're going to use it (assuming it's not in a netbook)?
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A few weeks ago I bought an OCZ Vertex2 50GB SSD and it seems to be working pretty damn well. It's most noticeable when booting my computer and launching apps from the SSD. It's that I'm a bit short on money right now or I would have bought a harware accelerated RAID controller with two 100GB Vertex2s. But one can dream, right?
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I got one of these coming my way. I should have it here by the middle of next week.

why did you get the tiny one?
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Old 05-21-10, 10:06 AM   #56
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Crap. I thought that was the drive with the harness.
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Crap. I thought that was the drive with the harness.
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Crap. I thought that was the drive with the harness.
Send an e-mail to Newegg saying you made a mistake and refuse delivery when it's scheduled to arrive. You should get a full refund, less any shipping you might have had to pay. That's better than taking a 15% restocking fee hit.
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Send an e-mail to Newegg saying you made a mistake and refuse delivery when it's scheduled to arrive. You should get a full refund, less any shipping you might have had to pay. That's better than taking a 15% restocking fee hit.
I called newegg and they waived the restocking fee. NEWEGG ROCKS!!!!

And I also ordered this.
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Old 05-21-10, 04:41 PM   #60
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I called newegg and they waived the restocking fee. NEWEGG ROCKS!!!!

And I also ordered this.
Oh that looks nice....
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