Please don't ask how it happened, but I accidently put a new partition on my C drive (an OCZ Vertex 3). After re-starting Windows 7 Pro (64bit) realized a problem and apparently moved the boot files onto this new partition. The J drive (size 46 MB) is now labelled "System Partition" and the C drive (size 103 MB with 63GB unused) "Windows Boot Disk".
Things are running OK, but I'd like to get back to the one partition with the C drive. I have Easus Partition Master and when I try to merge the partitions the message is "System Partition or Boot Partition only can be set as destination."
Leave it, just change drive letters.
The system partition should be on the SSD (normaly a tiny 100 mb partition).
I would down load and open AS SSD (don't need to run the Benchmark). Look at the upper left for driver and alignment.
As long as the driver does NOT show pcide BAD, and
partition alignment is OK - Then you are good.
If either is not correct, then FIX.
Don't sweat the german The important info at the upper left will be in english.
ie should say that driver is msahci
and for partition should show "OK"
You don't need to run the benchmarks, but if you do the first column is reads and the second column is writes.
NOTE. Vertex 3 uses the Sandforce 22xx controller which means that to get advertized Sequencial performance you need to run ATTO (a HDD Benchmark) that uses data that is readily compressable - NOT REAL WORLD!!!
HOWEVER, SSDs do NOT like to have benchmarks run frequently.
ADDED with SSD Plus HDD Plus DVD Drive
SSD = C
HDD = D ( In fact I make my HDD D & E normally)
DVD = E (or what ever follows HDD(s)
IF System partition Shows up with a Drive letter, I just move it out of the way like Drive M