Einstein on SSD's

Stranger7777
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I usually stop even system

I usually stop even system restore process right after installing all the system drivers and software. So I have only one control point and that's usually enough for the user. Most of the failures of M$ in my big experience are registry failures due to an errors made by Win on those partitions even if they are NTFS. So, the suggestion to move the swap to another partition or to remove it at all is really great solution, especially for office use. Thanks guys for an idea.

Mike Hewson
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RE: I usually stop even

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I usually stop even system restore process right after installing all the system drivers and software. So I have only one control point and that's usually enough for the user. Most of the failures of M$ in my big experience are registry failures due to an errors made by Win on those partitions even if they are NTFS. So, the suggestion to move the swap to another partition or to remove it at all is really great solution, especially for office use. Thanks guys for an idea.


For the especially paranoid go for separate physical drives, function delimited ie. system, swap, data, applications etc. [ In addition, business wise, we are considering a RAID 6 arrangement on our nightly incremental backup ( resistant to 2 drive failures eg. if one fails, will withstand yet another failing during the array parity rebuild ), but not the 'working' copy as that would be too slow. We might use 8 identical drives, SATA connections by 8 and onboard hardware RAID controller, with the effective capacity of six of them. More expensive, but hey, what's your business worth? ]

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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Yes. This is a smart choice

Yes. This is a smart choice for clever people. But our users here always expirience lack of money when buying computers and when they have to repair their Windozes. So usually it is easier to reinstall windows than to repair it, because some system files may still be broken.

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Hotzee33, That was a

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Hotzee33,

That was a great tip on looking at the smart attributes in the Intel tools. Made me feel a whole lot better as long as Intel considers a day to be 24 hours.

Yes, the only reason I left a small swap file on the opsys drive is in case something happens to my RAID configuration (as did last night) my system might not crash for lack of a swap file. I see Hotzee33's point about using the SSD exclusively and that makes even more sense after checking the smart attributes. I've only had the thing in use for a couple months so there's only about 1100 hours on it right now. It doesn't look like the Intel SMART tool uses hexadecimal.

With more options now, I'm not sure what to do.
Thanks,
Dana

hotze33
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There is a good test on

There is a good test on anandtech concerning smaller partitions (more spare area) vs. write speed and so lifetime of your drive.
anandtech
With the new intel chipset driver, there should also be TRIM on raid arrays.

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