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    Default Re: Best Practices for TOP SSD Performance

    with your chipset, using win7, and two fresh drives, you would just make sure you have set your storage options in bios to raid, created the array in your raid bios once it's active, and then let windows do the rest (auto format/align). if you have a 'used' ssd as part of the array, you would want to to secure erase it prior to creating the array. with xp, you will need to either use the win7 install media or a repair disk (win7 or vista) to format/align (this can be done from the install media, as you then exit, and then boot from xp, and use the 'quick format' option, if you desire to install it to the array. oh, and make sure you have your intel raid drivers on tap for F6/insertion), as xp will not properly align the raw array.

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    no grump you use the raid utility to configure them. its kind of like a seperate bios before windows boots

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    Default Re: Best Practices for TOP SSD Performance

    PLEASE RE-READ THE GUIDE IT HAS BEEN AMMENDED AGAIN. Thanks

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    Default Re: Best Practices for TOP SSD Performance

    ok buddy thanks for this
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    Thanks for keeping it updated as you find more information. I think I'll wait a month to install my 240GB SSD just to see what else changes,......LOL!

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    Great information I really appreciate it, didn't know about the over provisioning on commercial drives, you learn something new everyday!!

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    could some kind soul outline the steps for optimising my new samsung 830 256gb ssd
    I have a tech installing ssd and win 7 pro and cant afford for him to do anymore than put in the ssd and wipe my hd
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    Default Re: Best Practices for TOP SSD Performance

    The directions are on the first page.

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    thank you for your timely replies Im a nervous wreck I saved for months and I want my ssd to run great
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    Default Re: Best Practices for TOP SSD Performance

    I just found this guide and its definatly got some great info something that I will put to use in my new build I have planned in the near future! I also have a current build with not a very large SSD but will be glad to run some test on it for comparision reasons and wipe it clean and start over because my current scores are no where close to what I expected, faster than a mechanical drive no doubt but not what it is advertized to run at! So thanks for this great info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Barnes View Post
    I just found this guide and its definatly got some great info something that I will put to use in my new build I have planned in the near future! I also have a current build with not a very large SSD but will be glad to run some test on it for comparision reasons and wipe it clean and start over because my current scores are no where close to what I expected, faster than a mechanical drive no doubt but not what it is advertized to run at! So thanks for this great info!
    Thanks for info
    now if I could find a decent [ few
    newegg one egg] reviews for a z77 mobo that microcenter has
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    Why are you going by Newegg reviews ? that's your first mistake, 3/4 of the people there have no idea what the hell their talking about, your lucky if 15% of them have the technical knowledge needed to understand the hardware their using .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Why are you going by Newegg reviews ? that's your first mistake, 3/4 of the people there have no idea what the hell their talking about, your lucky if 15% of them have the technical knowledge needed to understand the hardware their using .
    i keep telling him not to base his decisions only on newegg reviews but he dont listen.
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    One person on newegg rated the Antec DF-85 1 egg solely because it had a black interior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Why are you going by Newegg reviews ? that's your first mistake, 3/4 of the people there have no idea what the hell their talking about, your lucky if 15% of them have the technical knowledge needed to understand the hardware their using .
    Just because most reviews dont mention real problems
    I realize egg isnt the penultimate however where are the negative reviews
    I even google germany i like their techy tones
    I am not a tech and I like to have more savvy people educate me [i hope]
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