Corsair SSD Performance Decrease
Four Steps to Optimize Your SSD
Mechanical hard disks have ruled for ages—but their reign is coming to an end. Uptake of faster, more energy-efficient solid state drives (SSDs) is increasing. Fast boot times and overall performance coupled with a decrease in prices are their major upsides, but users need to take special care of their SSDs. This blog post outlines the most important steps for optimizing your SSD.
Auto defrag AFTER switching from SSD to HD.
I installed Win 7 in my office PC on an SSD. When the SSD failed a few months later, I restored a backup image to an HD and don't plan on going back to an SSD in the near term; I will usethe warranty replacement SSD for in-car media or something.
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.
Questions about SSD's and Hard Drives
Could I put my OS on a higher performance SSD and then all of my data on a 1TB hard drive that I'm using right now for both as a main hard drive. Will i see a faster boot, faster loading of programs, etc?
Screen and Computer Freezes Requires Hard Restart
When I am on my computer usually about once a day my computer and screen will freeze, and I will need to hard restart my PC. I'm not getting a BSOD or anything.
60GB SSD 1TB HDD
Corsair TX850M PSU
Hard Drive Partitioning Performance Issues
The current hardware is available:
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?
Small SSD for pagefile speedup only??
I have a fast Windows 7 system (64 bit, 8Gb RAM) with plenty of HD space. I was wondering however if I could install a small and fast SSD drive just to act as location for the pagefile and temporary files.
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?
Split my installed programs between the SSD and the hard drive
I am starting to think about my next computer, and it's likely to have an SSD of around 64GB as a boot drive. I would welcome some thoughts and tips from anyone who has travelled this path.
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.
cloning HD to SSD
I bought a 90 gig SSD because it was a great deal and I thought it would be interesting to clone my Win 7 OS to it just to see if they were as great as many folks said they were. I cut my C drive down to around 50 gig and changed the partition size to less than 90 gig so it would fit on the SSD.
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.
Win 7 install question on new SSD
I use XP on my desktop and am going to make the transition to Win 7, aided by a new formatted but SSD. Instead of sitting down and doing the changeover all at once, I was thinking of taking several days, first by installing Win 7 and then adding other apps, until I was ready to switch the SSD in permanently.
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.
Windows Indexing with SSD.
I'm wondering whether having Indexing running when using an SSD is of any benefit at all. Is it worth turning it off in services?
Open the Performance troubleshooter
To optimize Windows performance, try using the Performance troubleshooter to automatically find and fix problems. The Performance troubleshooter checks issues that might slow down your computer's performance, such as how many users are currently logged on to the computer and whether multiple programs are running at the same time.
Best way to insert SSD drive as boot drive in new HP Laptop
I want to install a new SSD drive (smaller than my present SATA mechanical drive) as boot and use the platter drive as data drive.
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...
Crossfire x 5770
I now have 2 ati 5770 i wanna know once you put the cards in both slots do you connect both the wires to the cards also what do most people over clock these graphic cards to? oh and one more thing my windows experience is a 7.4 shouldnt it be higher one 5870 is like 7.8 i dont get it.
-Memory-Corsair Dominator 8g DDR3 1333
-Case-Cooler master-HAF 932 AMD Limited Edition
-Power Supply-Ultra x4 500w modular
-SSD-Ocz vertex-2-60gb raid 0 total size 120gb
-XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB 2x crossfirex
-Amd Phenom 2 x4 965 Black 3.4 stock OC 4.0 16x
-Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
-Atapi light scribe dvd burner
-Cpu cooler- Thermaltake CL-W0121 Water Cooling System
Windows 7 System Image won't load
Windows 7 System Image Install Issue. I had another SSD go dead on me a week ago and I have been trying to reload the System Image file(s) I created using the Windows 7 feature. I have loaded this System Image file a couple of times now so it did work.
I had 4 SSDs in a software Raid Zero Array. (yeah I know, some of you don't trust software Raid arrays. I'm beginning to not trust them either but a hardware solution is very expensive) In the last 2 or 3 weeks I have had 1 SSD cause the array to crash and 2 SSDs die subsequently.
I'm hoping the OEM will understand that the 1st bad SSD caused the other 2 to die. So I'm runningout of parts here.
So I'm trying to load the System Image that was created from a 4 SSD Raid Zero array onto a 3 SSD Raid Zero array. I deleted the array and recreated it in Windows 7 OS software. Between, theSystem Image file is still smaller in size than the capacity of three 30GB SSDs.
I get the wording that the image has failed to load. The question I have is: Can I load the Image created with 4 SSDsonto the current array made up of only 3 SSDs?
I think I should be able to do this. As long as the basic Raid Zero array provisioning is the same I believe it should work. Otherwise I'm thinking maybe the System Image file got damaged and that is why it is not loading.
Unable to format new SSD: error message- format could not complete
I have installed a new PCIe SATA card and two new SSD drives. One has quickly and successfully installed and formatted but the second will not format and remains as RAW. Each time I try aquick format after several minutes I get the error message that the format could not complete.
Optimizing swap file location for Windows 7?
I'm running XP now and have my swap file on the first partition of another drive which seems to make a big difference does this help on 7? Also if 7 is on an SSD drive but the other drivesare traditional I would think that I'm better of leaving the swap on the SSD but maybe in it's own partition.
After Install - How to move C:\Users to D:\Users
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64
SSD: 120GB "C:\"
RAID: 1TB "D:\"
DVDs: F: and G:
I have a small SSD drive "C:\" where Windows 7 Pro x64 is installed. but on the 1TB Raid drive "D:\".
Found 2 possible solutions (that won't work):
1. MS recommends to do this during the install of Win7 x64 with an install instruction xml file. That would be fine if their OS actually would let you install Windows with an SSD and other hard drives mounted during the install.
But there is a bug that Windows won't install to the SSD unless you disconnect all other drives.
2. Boot on the Windows install media and run ROBOCOPY and MKLINK to copy and create junctions so Windows doesn't really know that C:\Users is D:\Users. That would probably work great except for the fact that my Raid drive doesn't show up unless I load the driver.
But the command: " mlink c:\Users d:\Users /j " doesn't make sense because during the install, and the Raid drive is J:\ So I hesitate to even try it and delete my original C:\Users directory.
I know all about the Right Click on the My Pictures and move it.I don't want to do that.
How to Optimize and Speed Up Windows 7 Performance
Need to improve and speed up Windows 7 performance? Let's talk about how you can do this by customizing and tuning some Windows features. Some of these options are also available in Windows 8 and Server Editions; that's why I think this article is a good starting point in improving all Windows OS performance. I don’t know how many of you encountered slow performance, errors or even blue screens when running Windows platform, but I’ve been working with Windows 7 and previous editions for quite a while now and I can definitely say that the default settings of this OS can be tuned so that better results in terms of performance can be achieved.
Blue Screen when Using Windows Backup
My self-made PC is causing me headaches. It's my first self-made PC and I'm starting to regret it.
the specs are:
Intel i7 950
12 GB RAM 2000 MHz (Corsair)
Boot Drive: 128GB Crucial SSD (connected with SATA I)
2nd Drive: 2TB Western Digital EARX (connected with SATA I)
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D Premium
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
I get Bluescreens of Death sometimes. The error message states Driver_Power_State_Failure. On the 3 or 4 occasions the appeared I had Windows Backup running, to my 2nd HD. I used to backupto my NAS but I could not watch movies during the backup so I bought the 2nd drive.
And sometimes the system won't boot. When I start it I get a message like "No bootable media found". I now and then have to correct the settings (boot and HD order) in the BIOS, the computer forgets them.
They go back to the default setting, I suspect. Why should anything like this happen? The PC is 3 months old, and it worked fine until I built in 2nd HD.
It's almost clear that my 2nd HD is somehow to blame. But I cannot figure it out. I do not have much experience with this sort of thing.
My PC freezes a lot whenever I watch videos online from sites such as youtube. I don't think I've ever experienced it freezing while playing video games.
I've disabled hardware acceleration and my video card drivers are up to date. Someone told me to reseat my hardware which I did but still have freezing problems.
Current PC specs:
Win 7 64 bit
ATI Radeon HD 5870
Intel Core i3 540
The problem seems to have started when I moved my old computer parts to a new case so that I could fit in a ssd and new cooler for cpu, I also had to boot windows 7 on the SSD.