Corsair SSD Performance Decrease
Did i made a mistake shifting from RAID (Normal Hard Drive) to SSD?
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Since C: was initially an SSD, Windows doesn't give the option of having a scheduled defrag.
I'm looking for what I need to do to let Windows know (for defrag and anything else it matters for) that its now installed on a regular HD.
I'm guessing the answer is out on the web but I haven't found the magic search words to find it.
60GB SSD 1TB HDD
Corsair TX850M PSU
1 x 120GB
1 x 250GB
1 x 1TB
1 x 1TB
I intend to store my data on all of the HDDs but as the 1TBs are newer than the other smaller ones, their performance is also much better. So if I partition lets say one of the 1 TB HDDs like:
Partition 1 60GB - OS
Partition 2 860GB - DATA (ISOs, Pics, etc)
Will there be a significant performance decrease having an operating system and random data on the same HDD but on different partitions?
The pagefile is used all the time and if I make access (much) faster by using an SSD for that, my idea is that this could make Windows even more responsive. So an SSD of maybe 16Gb max but very fast (could be a relatively cheap add-on). Would that make a significant impact?
I would like to split my installed programs between the SSD and the hard drive, installing on the SSD the apps I use most often (in my case development tools) and leaving the heavyweight,less used items like MS Office in a Program Files folder on the hard disk.
Apart from the program folders, what other aspects of SSD usage are important? Is it a good idea to keep temp folders of types off the SSD, and use it more for things that do not changemuch? Where should the registry go?
it would be good to have a Windows Secrets article to discuss best practice along with a checklist showing how to relocate Windows folders that may need to be moved off the boot drive.
I am sure this will come up more frequently as SSDs become more widespread.
I haven't been able to find software that will clone the 100 mb reserved partition and the C partition to the SSD, with the result being a bootable SSD drive.
Windows system image won't work because it wants to image the whole system, which has about 600gigs that I moved to the D drive.
Whats is out there that will do this? If I have to boot Linux from a CD to do this, I will need exact specific instructions as I don't talk Linux.
I've been assuming this can be done one of two ways: 1) as an external drive (I have a case), using the Window Automated Installation Kit and instructions at the link below; or 2) by plugging the SSD into a SATA connectors temporarily for the Win 7install and then as an external (USB) drive to add the rest.
Is there any reason why either of these wouldn't work? Anything to watch out for? Is there a point during the Win 7 installwhere it asks where I'd like to put it? (Note: I'm not trying to set up a dual boot system.
Do I need to swap the hard-drive slots (replace the present drive with the SSD) or is that unnecessary - I'm guessing I can do the swap in bios.
Shall I uninstall a majority of apps now, before swapping, as I won't be able to uninstall them once the new drive is in - or can WIN7 figure out what's what. I'm hoping to installseldom used apps on the mechanical drive (in the same folder structure as they are presently installed)
I know there is (used to be) some kind of utility for swapping installation/profiles to new machines, but I'm not sure it would apply here since my boot drive will be much smaller than the original drive.
Will I use the original backup discs to install? I thought I might burn an image to the SSD, but the original drive already has loads of data on it. If burning is really, really the way to go, I would take the time to delete and re-install everything...