motherboards
Arctic
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Yet Another Ssd Install Guide

  1. #1
    Regular Member

    Status
    obamaliar is offline

    Last Online
    03-02-2012 @ 20:18
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    188
    CPU: CORE I7 930 @ 4GHZ
    M/B: P6X58D PREMIUM
    RAM: 6GB TRI OCZ 1600MHZ 8 8 8
    GPU: (2) 2gb gtx 560 sli
    • obamaliar's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • SILVERSTONE RAVEN II
      • PSU:
      • COOLERMASTER 750W MODULAR
      • Cooling:
      • HYPER 212+
      • Sound:
      • AUDIGY
      • Monitor:
      • (1) 22" SAMSUNG (1) 24" DELL
      • OS:
      • WIN7 64BIT PRO
    Thanks
    22
    Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
    Points: 1,918, Level: 12
    Points: 1,918, Level: 12
    Level completed: 23%,
    Points required for next Level: 232
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 232
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Yet Another Ssd Install Guide

    Maybe This will be helpful to some noob SSD users. Its a step by step installation guide. Its what I do on all my installs. I have compiled it from many different guides. Believe me I have tried every tweak out there and these are what I feel is the minimum necessary for a proper high performing and reliable SSD installation.

    Windows 7 SSD installation procedure: (starting with a new or secure erased SSD)

    (1) Check the board is in AHCI mode, if no option is available there is nothing you can do.

    (2) Check if S1 and S3 sleep are supported in bios, I usually set S1 but S3 should be ok also....if they are not in bios there is nothing you can do

    (3) Check ACPI 2.0 is in bios and enabled, if its not in bios there is nothing you can do.

    (4) Let win7 installer create and format the partition, all you do is hit NEXT even though the installer sees the drive and reports the drive space is RAW. Win7 will create a primary partition and quick format all on its own.

    Immediately after installing Windows:

    (1) Turn Off Hibernation File: Type cmd in search, right click cmd symbol that comes up and choose "run as administrator". Type “powercfg -h off” and press enter.

    (2) OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Turn off paging file: control panel/ system/advanced system settings/performance settings/advanced/virtual memory/change click no paging file, click set, apply, ok. (Restart later) Note: if you want to use a paging file for some reason make the minimum and maximum size the same. (Restart Later) Note: don't move the paging file to a spinner it will really hurt performance.

    (3) OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Turn off system protection: control panel/ system/system protection make sure all drives are off especially C. You can make system images so system protection is just a giant waste of disk space.

    (4) Turn off drive indexing: Right click all drives and uncheck drive indexing, click apply (ignore all when comes up) Also go to windows storage manager select the system reserved partition right click uncheck drive indexing, click apply (ignore all when comes up).

    (5) OPTIONAL: Turn off Recycle Bin or reduce in size.

    (6) Turn Off Reliability Monitor: Admin tools, open task scheduler. expand task scheduler library, then Microsoft, then Windows. Scroll down and click on RAC. Go to the top and select View then show hidden tasks IF RACTASK is not showing. Right click on RacTask and select disable. To re-enable it, you right click it and select enable.
    Here is the good part.... disabling it stops it from PROCESSING reliability data and errors for reliability viewer. The data is still collected in the logs, just stored efficiently. You can re-enable it and see the reliability stuff when U wish. Disabling it saved RAM and some drive churning until U need to look at it.

    (7) Set the power state to high performance and set the machine to never sleep, HDD power down to NEVER (NEVER is before 1 minute).

    (8) Disable SuperFetch: Type regedit in search, click on symbol then go HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchPerameters right click EnableSuperfetch hit modify and change to 0 and hit OK. (NOTE: alot of people also disable prefetch as well as superfetch but I find system runs better with prefetch enabled).

    (9) Enable Large System Cache: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Session Manager\Memory Management right click LargeSystemCache hit modify and change to 1 and hit OK.

    (10) Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\FileSystem right click NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation hit modify and change to 1 and hit OK then right click NtfsMemoryUsage hit modify and change to 2 and hit OK.

    (11) Disable SuperFetch in services: Go to Control Panel select Administrative Tools\Services double click SuperFetch select startup type as disabled then click ok.

    (12) While in Services double click Disk Defragmenter select startup type as disabled then click ok. Or turn off scheduled defraging and leave defrag on manual.

    Now Restart Your System For The First Time then:

    (1) Install Chipset Drivers.

    (2) Use win7 native AHCI (Will be automatically installed by windows during installation) driver for AMD. Use the newest Intel RST driver (Download and install after windows installation. Note INTEL Chipset Drivers should be installed first then RST driver.)for INTEL systems. Get driver here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/conf...Name=&lang=eng

    (3) RESTART

    (4) Enable windows write back catching on C drive: right click C drive/hardware/your drive/ properties/change settings/policies/ check turnoff windows write-caching buffer flushing.......................

    (5) Install Windows Updates Including Optional Hardware Updates.

    (6) Install any additional drivers as necessary.

    (7) Install Software

    (8) NOW ENJOY YOUR SUPERFAST SSD
    Last edited by obamaliar; 26-05-2010 at 00:47.

  2. The following users thank 3 For this above post:

    4hams (09-09-2010), rrplay (09-10-2011), Skyguy (10-10-2011)

  3. #2
    Banned

    Status
    devit is offline

    Last Online
    01-07-2011 @ 11:42
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    70
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Points: 2,059, Level: 12
    Points: 2,059, Level: 12
    Level completed: 70%,
    Points required for next Level: 91
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 91
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Overall activity: 41.0%

    Default

    will try to do it, thanks.

  4. #3
    New Member

    Status
    newfag is offline

    Last Online
    09-10-2011 @ 16:29
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Points: 2, Level: 1
    Points: 2, Level: 1
    Level completed: 3%,
    Points required for next Level: 48
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 48
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Yet Another Ssd Install Guide

    Hello, and thank you for this amazing guide! I know that this guide may be somewhat old, but it seems to me that this is still pretty accurate.

    I have one question though. In corsair's FAQ for SSDs they say that you do not need to tweak your operating system what so ever to get optimal perfomance.

    How does this affect your guide? Are they saying this because they don't want the additional "oh my god, how do i do this and that?" requests to their tech support? Or is it actually true, that you don't have to do a thing?

  5. The following user thanks newfag For this above post:

    aryan51 (09-10-2011)

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 54
    Last Post: 26-06-2010, 10:25
  2. Can't install ATI Drivers,
    By KaiHanshen in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13-04-2010, 10:01
  3. How many computer can you install?
    By Deton in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 27-12-2008, 21:30
  4. install directx 10.1. help
    By srice425 in forum General Hardware
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-11-2008, 15:38
  5. XP Update Install Failures
    By Jon in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 25-06-2008, 03:36

Search tags for this page

complete ssd installation
,
guide installing ssd
,
install ssd
,
install ssd guide
,
ssd how to install
,
ssd install
,

ssd install guide

,
ssd install tips
,
ssd installation
,

ssd installation guide

,

ssd setup guide

,
step by step install ssd
,
yet another ssd guide
,
yet another ssd install guide
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread