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    Question Crucial M4 Installation

    So I got everything plugged in, and windows installed the drivers, and it did came with the latest Firmware 0309!

    Now I just need to know the steps to take so i can install windows etc...?

    Where can i see my SSD info on my computer, it doesn't show in my computer!
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    Put your Windows disc in the CD/DVD drive and boot from that drive. It should be pretty straight-forward from there.

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    Thank you! Also do i have to install all the drivers again? Or when I connect again my old HDD, it will just take it from that one?

    ---------- Post added 2012-02-18 at 05:25 PM ----------

    Also Should I enable S.M.A.R.T. ?

    ---------- Post added 2012-02-18 at 06:08 PM ----------

    I'm installing all drivers and I would like to know how do I check if I have the latest drivers for my Motherboard?
    Case: Thermaltake A60
    MB: ASRock Z68 Ext3 Gen3
    CPU: i5 2500k, Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    GPU: HIS 6870 1gb
    PSU: Corsair GS 600
    SSD: Crucial M4 128g

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    You can safely enable SMART.

    Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility):
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DownloadType=

    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology:
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...ology&lang=eng

    the rest you can safely download from here:
    http://www.asrock.com/MB/download.as...0Gen3&o=Win764
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    Well I got everything set up and is extremely fast! But I'm a little dissapointed in something, out of the 128g I only have 90g left usable and I only have updates, drivers and some utilities installed like Catalyst, and Norton. Is there a way to open up some space?

    ---------- Post added 2012-02-18 at 07:02 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Deng View Post
    You can safely enable SMART.

    Intel® Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility):
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DownloadType=

    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology:
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...ology&lang=eng

    the rest you can safely download from here:
    http://www.asrock.com/MB/download.as...0Gen3&o=Win764
    Thanks for the links!
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    MB: ASRock Z68 Ext3 Gen3
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    You could go ahead and move your pagefile to a secondary HDD, that should open up 8GB if you have 8GB of RAM, or 16GB for 16GB of RAM, etc etc. Also, disable hibernate.

    From: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html
    2. To Disable Hibernate
    NOTE: This step will disable hibernation, delete the hiberfil.sys file, and remove the Allow hybrid sleep and Hibernate after Power Options under Sleep.
    1. Open a Elevated Command Prompt.

    2. In the elevated command prompt, type powercfg -h off and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    3. Close the elevated command prompt.

    http://windows7themes.net/how-to-del...windows-7.html

    Follow ^this^ link's steps for getting into pagefile management, however instead of step 10, check "System managed size" and select one of your secondary HDDs in the box above, then hit Set. You will likely need to restart, do so.

    These two things combined on an 8GB system should open up about 16GB of space on your SSD.

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    i would allso recommend that you run SSD Tweaker 2.0.1.......... just run auto tweak settings

    you can DL it from here http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/S...-Tweaker.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    You could go ahead and move your pagefile to a secondary HDD, that should open up 8GB if you have 8GB of RAM, or 16GB for 16GB of RAM, etc etc. Also, disable hibernate.

    From: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-disable.html
    2. To Disable Hibernate
    NOTE: This step will disable hibernation, delete the hiberfil.sys file, and remove the Allow hybrid sleep and Hibernate after Power Options under Sleep.
    1. Open a Elevated Command Prompt.

    2. In the elevated command prompt, type powercfg -h off and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    3. Close the elevated command prompt.

    http://windows7themes.net/how-to-del...windows-7.html

    Follow ^this^ link's steps for getting into pagefile management, however instead of step 10, check "System managed size" and select one of your secondary HDDs in the box above, then hit Set. You will likely need to restart, do so.

    These two things combined on an 8GB system should open up about 16GB of space on your SSD.
    Thank you i will try this later! I got Philosophy research paper(On Sophie's World), French Mid Term, English Narrative Essay, and College Math Mid term all due by Monday! :/

    So I think I should go and start studying!

    Thank you everyone for all the help!
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    Enjoy your new drive
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    case: Silverstone Fortress 2 Limited Edition (WRI) (I love that beauty)
    ram: G.Skill GBRL 1600 display: CrossOver 27Q and EIZO FS2331

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    hmm, I moved the pagefile to another HDD and it only opened about 1g of space. :/
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    CPU: i5 2500k, Windows 8.1 64 Bit
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    SSD: Crucial M4 128g

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel25 View Post
    hmm, I moved the pagefile to another HDD and it only opened about 1g of space. :/
    How come you're replying about 9 months later?

    If it only opened up about 1GB of space, I doubt you followed the directions properly.

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