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Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:41 pm

This is more for my reference, but feel free to post your own results.

Western Digital 200 GB 7200 RPM SATA II
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OCZ Vertex 120 GB SSD SATA II
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Oct 22nd 2009 - Fresh Install

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Dec 9th 2009 - 62.6 GB free of 119 GB.

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Mar 27th 2010 - 38.9 GB free

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July 6th 2010 - 35.8 GB free

If you want to test your own drive, use this:
http://crystalmark.info/software/Crysta ... dex-e.html
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Postby Jif » Wed Oct 21, 2009 3:01 pm

damn the w7 image i made for work cant do snipping tool cause i removed accessibility from the iso.

slightly slower speeds than yours on this 40GB sata1 WD drive. it's a dell oem.

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Postby Jif » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:02 pm

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hitachi 750GB 32MB. it was the fastest drive in the world when it was new (faster than the Raptor)

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Intel x25-V 40GB. <$130 drive. the write speeds are correct. i think intel may have limited the write speeds via firmware to not eat into x25-m sales.

this little drive is amazing for the price. if you can deal with 40GB, $115 shipped for this performance is insane for an OS drive. it is being marketed as an "OS boot drive" because of it's good read speeds, small capacity, and low price. -v stands for value, good value! supports TRIM
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Postby TexRob » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:18 pm

Come on Foxx! I want to live vicariously through your SSD, how is it?

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Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:11 pm

TexRob wrote:Come on Foxx! I want to live vicariously through your SSD, how is it?

Just finished D/L'ing Win7. Now its doing some stupid unpacking thing...I better be able to burn this to a dvd.
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Postby TexRob » Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:29 pm

How's it going? I need a duo partner in the Abyss.

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Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:03 pm

I'm pretty close to elbowing my monitor at this point.

Like I said earlier, the download of Win7 comes as this shitty packaged thing that you have to extract. I guess it suppose to be an in-place upgrade or something.

Anyways, I need to make a bootable DVD out of it so I use ImgBurn to create an ISO of the files. Everything works fine and I burn the iso to a dvd.

The dvd isn't booting on my PC. Ok, so I figure I'll reburn the dvd at 1x to ensure nothing gets fucked. I test this new DVD on my laptop...and it boots into Windows 7 setup beautifully.

Alright, so let's try it on my PC. The dvd drive is just cycling when I put it in and it never boots into the DVD. I already did a CMOS clear to make sure everything is fresh, but this son of a bitch won't boot to the DVD. OK...so let's try another DVD. I try my Vista DVD and it boots just fine to it.

WTF?

Oh, and to make matters worse...I can't flash my SSD because 1. my system won't boot to a USB with the firmware on it and 2. it won't boot to a CD with the firmware on it.

fml.

Probably just going to boot to my Vista install if I can't get this working soon.
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Postby Jif » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:25 pm

sounds like your mobo is fucked up...

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Postby TexRob » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:32 pm

Just put your old one in, sounds like you need a break ;) Could be worse, you could have gone to the southeast corner of Beluslan to go rifting and find out that 1) you have no idea how to get to that spot 2) it's all level 45+ mobs.

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Postby Tanis Half Elf » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:52 pm

Try to boot it from a flash-drive, if possible.

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Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:13 pm

Good news everyone! (yeah you read it in THAT voice)

I finally made a dvd that boots up inside my Vista install. Previously, I couldn't even view the files on the DVD I made. There was a slight error when I was making an ISO out of the Windows 7 files. A field called "Sectors To Load" in ImgBurn was set to 4, when it was suppose to be set to 8 for a Windows 7 install disk.

Helpful information if you used the same Student deal I did and want to make a DVD.

Basically you use the "expandedSetup" folder as your source after clicking on the .exe that the Microsoft downloader puts on your Deskop for Win7.

Then you just follow these instructions:
http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=11194

Hopefully going to install Win7 now. I'll probably be back on Vista tonight though, since I won't have time to install Aion and all that shit.
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Postby TexRob » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:31 pm

NOBODY IS ON, very annoyed. Kalamity and I have been the only ones on for a looooooooong time.

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Postby Darkfoxx » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:49 pm

Windows 7 Pro 64bit successfully installed! I'm on it right now.

Guys, I seriously jizzed my pants when I saw how fast this SSD is. I updated my first post with the test results.

Holy fuck. Remember when you went from DialUp to Cable/DSL? Yeah...it's like that.

Programs load instantly! I didn't even patch the firmware yet or install any board drivers.
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Postby Jif » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:59 pm

HOLY SHIT @ SPEEDS

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Postby Tanis Half Elf » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:41 am

I found this guide, but it was written a little too late to help you out fox.
Make a bootable cd of W7

This is a guide for making a bootable cd for the student version of W7.


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