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October 24, 2013 4:52:31 PM

ok, so my pc can actually read the drive....the problem is "I can't see it on the disk list". (example: C:, D:, E:, etc)
So, all I see is the 2TB disk and my DVDRW....
- it shown in device manager.
- it shown in Intel Rapid Storage Technology
a c 90 G Storage
October 24, 2013 5:24:13 PM

disk management?
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October 24, 2013 7:04:10 PM

rgd1101 said:
disk management?

thank you for your reply, but what should I do about it?


hmm, i tried something called simple format or something like that on my 119 gb partition using NTFS. I dunno if I'm doing it right......My friend said, if I install something on this disk, it will give me 5x speed of running the apps (sounds like magic).
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October 24, 2013 7:16:40 PM

You haven't initialized the SSD.

You need to format it.

BTW, when you install OS, just disconnect your HDD, keep only the SSD(if you want to install OS on SSD).

Then install OS on the SSD.

Once you are all set with your OS installation, connect your HDD.

It will work fine.
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October 24, 2013 7:23:18 PM

Akashdeep said:
You haven't initialized the SSD.

You need to format it.

BTW, when you install OS, just disconnect your HDD, keep only the SSD(if you want to install OS on SSD).

Then install OS on the SSD.

Once you are all set with your OS installation, connect your HDD.

It will work fine.


yeah, I just did, in NTFS format. I wasn't planning to install OS on SSD, only for games and drafting application like Rhino, AutoCAD, etc. so.....am I doing it right? it should run 5x speed right?
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October 24, 2013 7:37:40 PM

Yes its faster than any HDD.

You can use it for games and your most used apps too. It makes no difference if you don't use OS on it.

But SSD performs best with OS. :) 
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October 24, 2013 7:42:56 PM

Akashdeep said:
Yes its faster than any HDD.

You can use it for games and your most used apps too. It makes no difference if you don't use OS on it.

But SSD performs best with OS. :) 


no difference? so, if I install game on it, it will run like regular HDD? omg, tell me that's a lie....:ouch: 
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October 24, 2013 7:43:29 PM

Agreed with Akashdeep. If you purchased a SSD and not installed windows on it, you are wasting the potential of the SSD itself. If you can, install windows on the SSD, and install programs on it. Watch how much improvements it will make, and you won't go back to a HDD once you done that.
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October 24, 2013 8:04:44 PM

ahiung said:
Akashdeep said:
Yes its faster than any HDD.

You can use it for games and your most used apps too. It makes no difference if you don't use OS on it.

But SSD performs best with OS. :) 


no difference? so, if I install game on it, it will run like regular HDD? omg, tell me that's a lie....:ouch: 


Like as I said, SSDs are built for OS purpose only.

If you use games only, you won't notice any difference. Do as your wish and see yourself. :) 

Most importantly, if you use the SSD for games only, don't expect your OS to give you a boost in speed or performance because you have a SSD.

You have the right things, but in wrong way.
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October 24, 2013 8:11:22 PM

Akashdeep said:
ahiung said:
Akashdeep said:
Yes its faster than any HDD.

You can use it for games and your most used apps too. It makes no difference if you don't use OS on it.

But SSD performs best with OS. :) 


no difference? so, if I install game on it, it will run like regular HDD? omg, tell me that's a lie....:ouch: 


Like as I said, SSDs are built for OS purpose only.

If you use games only, you won't notice any difference. Do as your wish and see yourself. :) 

Most importantly, if you use the SSD for games only, don't expect your OS to give you a boost in speed or performance because you have a SSD.

You have the right things, but in wrong way.


Just want to add a few things on your comment. It will not improve the overall performance when playing games, if you want that, you probably want to upgrade the GPU. It will only load the game or game contents faster, or any other things that involves with read/write data.
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October 24, 2013 8:37:05 PM

ipwn3r456 said:
Akashdeep said:
ahiung said:
Akashdeep said:
Yes its faster than any HDD.

You can use it for games and your most used apps too. It makes no difference if you don't use OS on it.

But SSD performs best with OS. :) 


no difference? so, if I install game on it, it will run like regular HDD? omg, tell me that's a lie....:ouch: 


Like as I said, SSDs are built for OS purpose only.

If you use games only, you won't notice any difference. Do as your wish and see yourself. :) 

Most importantly, if you use the SSD for games only, don't expect your OS to give you a boost in speed or performance because you have a SSD.

You have the right things, but in wrong way.


Just want to add a few things on your comment. It will not improve the overall performance when playing games, if you want that, you probably want to upgrade the GPU. It will only load the game or game contents faster, or any other things that involves with read/write data.


I have AMD Radeon HD 7900 series, and my friend told me not to install os on my SSD....:na: ...yeah, I follow him because I built the copy of his built. he has no problem on his so is mine i think.

Btw, thank you gentlemen, you guys are helpful. :bounce: 
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