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November 15, 2012 10:06:15 AM

I have Lenovo Ideapad U410, it has 32 GB SSD and 500GB HDD.
I want to remove existing partition and install a new one according to my liking.

When I check for existing partition it shows:
Disk 0:Basic,22.37GB online. and it has one 18.36 gb partition and a 4gb partition.
Disk 1:Basic,465.76GB online, and it has
SYSTEM_DRV- 200 mb ntfs ,Windows 8- 420.56GB ntfs , LENOVO-25.47GB and one 19.53gb oem partition.

I have read in tomhardware threads that by installing the OS in ssd , u get fast boot.
But in my lappy, the windows os is loaded in 465 gb hdd.

SO if I completely delete every thing and install windows 8 in 32 gig ssd , would it be a good option?

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November 15, 2012 9:37:50 PM

No , because the 32 gb SSD is too small to be used as an OS drive and will fill up very quickly. If you have a 32gb SSD and a regular hard drive then your laptop must be configured to use the SSD as a cache drive for the larger hard drive. The reason that is done is to make the operating system performe faster.

http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/intel_sma...
November 17, 2012 12:23:50 PM

inzone said:
No , because the 32 gb SSD is too small to be used as an OS drive and will fill up very quickly. If you have a 32gb SSD and a regtular hard drive then your ;aptop must be configured to use the SSD as a cache drive for the larger hard drive. The reson that is done ois to make the operating system performe faster.

http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/intel_sma...


Thanks for reply. U were right. The 32 GB should be used as cache driver only and not for installing OS or something.

The software you should download is
Intel Rapid Storage and Intel Rapid Start.

In Intel Rapid Storage you will get an option to use SSD as cache driver.
This is how you link the 500 HDD to 32 GB SSD.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=...(Intel%C2%AE+RST)#


If you have deleted the partition on SSD that was done by lenovo,
then dont worry. Intel provides a partition guide, using which you can divide the SSD.

I dont have much information about Intel Rapid Start, but as far as I know, it is used to bring the laptop from sleep mode faster. Just download it and install it, no worries. I did this because lenovo U410 ultrabook comes with these software.
You can go to lenovo support site, select your laptop and download the intel rapid start driver.
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