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    Default Re: new SSD: OCZ Agility2 60GB (Extended Capacity)

    Ya, sorry about not mentioning how to use about:config, just assumed you would know, sorry!

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    Apology accepted....
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    Default Re: new SSD: OCZ Agility2 60GB (Extended Capacity)

    Kick,
    My goal with the ssd boot drive is to maximize free space by moving files or folders to the hard drive where system performance won't be degraded. In most cases, moving the swapfile off of the ssd boot drive shouldn't negatively impact performance. This might not be true with extended gaming sessions, or if you are frequently doing extended audio or video encoding or using a high end graphics application to perform intensive image manipulation. My swapfile usage is usually below 50MB, even when I have many open applications.

    My C:\TEMP and C:\TMP folders are now located on my hdd D: drive. Right now the D:\TempPoop folder size is 2.33GB from 16 January to today, 04 February. When I download very large files in FireFox, I often see a brief message that says something like "Moving data from D:\TempPoop to XXXXX", the selected location for the file. My default win7 file download location is D:\Downloads_Temp.

    All of my applications are installed on the boot drive. The only exceptions are graphics demo/benchmark programs are all installed on my E: hard drive.

    The attached Resource Meter image snapshot was taken while I was doing a full virus scan of my ssd boot drive. With my temp folders set to the D: drive, you can see that a large amount of disk writes were moved to the D: drive.

    new SSD: OCZ Agility2 60GB (Extended Capacity)-resource-meter-disk-io-av-scan-png
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    Default Re: new SSD: OCZ Agility2 60GB (Extended Capacity)

    I'd be happy to tweak your OS, but I'm pretty sure that you've forgotten far more than I already know.
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    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
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    Default Re: new SSD: OCZ Agility2 60GB (Extended Capacity)

    Haha, ya that is the problem!

    I test so much stuff for other people, and run so many various configurations myself for various things I do, lately I've just plugged in the SSD used that day and that was that, no tweaks :(

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    Default Re: new SSD: OCZ Agility2 60GB (Extended Capacity)

    I'm using a 2gb ramdisk for temp, loging, browsercache etc. It beats even ssd in speed:
    SSD ----------------------- RDD


    The one I'm using is dataram ramdisk, it's free up to 4gb. If you have acronis for backup program you have to patch that first.

    I've redirected the 'offending' directories using JunctionLinkMagic and the env. variables for changing temp ofcourse...


    edit: in the image I was still using a 4gb ramdisk :), but reduced it to 2, so saving/loading it's image doesn't take too long...
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    Default Re: new SSD: OCZ Agility2 60GB (Extended Capacity)

    WOW!!!
    Great info.
    I've downloaded the software and manual and will check it out.
    I nominate Darkje to tweak Lsdme's OS.
    I wonder what system performance would be like with the 32GB $15 licensed version running win7 under VM.
    Maybe I'd never have to upgrade my P35 and EP45 systems.
    Hey Darkje, you're full of it....that is, great information and suggestions.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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    Default Re: new SSD: OCZ Agility2 60GB (Extended Capacity)

    Ok i see where youre coming from,probably having as little data as possible on the ssd speeds up its performance also.
    I also have a wd 1tb hdd but its the "green" type..ie slower.

    I use it as dual boot (frombios).
    I dont know if thats the correct term since its the same os on both discs but wotever.

    The hdd (50 desktop icons) win7 is essentially unchanged except repartitioned to make spare space into backup drives etc.
    The ssd is just win 7, 16 gb or so and WoW ,25gb or so + some other smaller progs anti virus etc etc.

    I find the convenience of being able to switch to the bloated version of win 7 and back to the slim version as needed ,usefull.

    I dont know if i could dump temp n swap files to the hdd and still maintain ability to boot from either ssd or hdd?,file duplicate..maybe i could use e or f on the hdd for the ssd os.

    Either way the ssd has brought the largest noticeable performance increase in a couple of years and yeh im including all our overlocking in that.


    The ram disk thing Ill check out.. hah I thought they were dead like 10 years ago ..there is allways the problem of data wipe if u get a pc lockup or power outage.

    Ok enough waffle..
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    Asrock p67 Extreme6.............. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3 ...................... Gigabyte 73 PVM S2
    Intel i5 2500k 4.8ghz................ Intel Q8400 3.8ghz......................... Intel D820 2.8ghz
    Zalman 10x cooler.................... Coolermaster V8............................ HP cooler
    8GB Gskill ripjaw ddr3.............. 4GB Gskill PI ddr2.......................... 4GB samsung ddr2
    60GB ssd/500GB HDD .............. WD 1TB hdd.................................... Seagate 160GB hdd
    GTX 460 1GB x2 SLI ................. Msi 9600GT 512MB(died) ........... Onboard gx
    Win7 64 ,750w psu(ocz)............ Win7 64 ,520w psu,seasonic...... Win XP pro ,400w psu

    HEC 6A34 case . ....................... Jeantec R2 case............................ Packard Bell case

    hoping to upgrade to http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/habicase.shtml
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