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Corsair SSD Performance Decrease
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I got my new Corsair Nova V6 64 GB Solid State Drive 2 weeks back. When I first installed it it was very fast and I got hard disk rating 7.3 at Windows Experience Index but in just 2 weeks the rating is gone down to 7.1 and boot time has also increased by 5 seconds. Will the SSD performance fall so fast?
Did i made a mistake shifting from RAID (Normal Hard Drive) to SSD?
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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.

PC Specs:
i7 2600k
GTX 680
Corsair TX850M PSU

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?

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?

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?