Originally Posted by mikee
I just upgraded to a crucial M500 SSD and went back to windows 7 for driver compatibility reasons. this fixed my last issue which was the freezing I mentioned in my last thread. With windows 7 that issue is gone. I now have an issue where the boot time is exceedingly long. It sits at the starting windows screen for more than a minute. After that windows boots up and zips right along like you would expect from an SSD. I have the following hard drive configuration.
1. SSD (windows boot drive)
2 1.5TB files drive
3. 500GB Old windows drive formatted storage for fraps recordings and extra games
Let me ask you a few questions, for starters what kind of raid format do you use ?
1.Do you have any particular programs booting up while windows is coming on ?
2.Is this yours: Newegg.com - Crucial M500 960GB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT960M500SSD1
If not link us your version of the drive.
Your drive setup is similiar to mine only thing is I don't use ssd's mostly for quick fragmentation problems.
It would be good if you could use western digital blue for windows 7.
Reason why I say this it has very good boot time and reliability.
It takes my hard drive about 5-20 seconds to boot windows 7 pro and windows 8 pro.
I would take your seagate and put the recordings on it and nothing more than that.
Any videos over 30 gigs use convertx2dvd aisssesoft blu-ray ripper to shrink them down to 1gb-3gb and store them in a folder.
Keeps the drive from having to store big files and risk a drive failure later in the future/
The ssd I would use for something else but thats just my opinion.