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SSD Woes - still a pain even with the newest OS!

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8 Professional


    It doesn't ask me to login at any prompt when booting off the dvd. I does state that a couple files are in use and I didn't write them down but it had something to do with touch ui probably to support touch enabled devices in the absence of a keyboard but really shouldn't that be in the core rather than program files? Maybe its just poor design or oversight because all the MS dudes have gigantic SSD's and never even thought of even moving those folders =)

    p.s. robocopy is built in to the recovery ram drive tools I believe. That's why my c: drive becomes x:

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP


    I was getting the "incorrect function" error from mklink but, in a moment of inspired trial and error, got it working.

    Assuming that command prompted booted you to X:>, do the robocopy and rmdir commands using X: as the drive letter. But, for the mklink, use C: as the drive letter. i.e.:

    x:> mklink /J C:\Users D:\Users

    With that tweak it worked perfectly and my entire Users structure is now apparently on C: but actually on my 3TB D:.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Windows 8 is not designed to be butchered up into little pieces. You can do with with the Previews, but it is unlikely to continue to work on a consistent basis.

    If you want to keep using your 32GB SSD, then i suggest you use it as an Intel SRT cache.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP


    FuturDreamz, how should we configure Windows 8 to use separate drives for the OS and default data stores?
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  5. #15


    I think the title of the thread should be "tiny SSD woes...still a problem". I've always said anything smaller than 60GB just isn't a good idea on a Windows box.

    To the original poster, it's too bad that this has been such a challenge. I've not had the displeasure of trying to put home folders anywhere else. These folders are never large on my drives as I have file servers that hold the big stuff.
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  6. #16


    I think the title of the thread should be "tiny SSD woes...still a problem". I've always said anything smaller than 60GB just isn't a good idea on a Windows box.

    To the original poster, it's too bad that this has been such a challenge. I've not had the displeasure of trying to put home folders anywhere else. These folders are never large on my drives as I have file servers that hold the big stuff. And for stuff like my music, I don't put them in the library locations within my profile, but rather just create a folder on my storage drive called X:\music and point my music player application at this directory. I know that I could add it to my library location...but it's unnecessary.
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  7. #17


    BELGIUM
    Posts : 503
    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Pingram,

    i think one should at least have 64 gb for the OS partition on a SSD, but 120 gb is better. And only for the OS.

    Jeff

    sorry must add: i have SSD's from day one, in the beginning not the best and never had problems with one of them.

    Only one OCZ drive died on me, but was replaced by OCZ.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    One option is that you can simply join two drives together and create a single larger partition. You can also "mount" a drive within a folder, so you could mount your Users folder as a partition from another drive.

    Mount Drives or Partitions as a Folder - Windows 7 Forums
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  9. #19


    Posts : 740
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by WaterMark View Post
    FuturDreamz, how should we configure Windows 8 to use separate drives for the OS and default data stores?
    You can move libraries such as videos and pictures easily. But i consider moving your entire users folder and programs to other drives to be a potential disaster.

    I'd recommend Intel RST if you want to use a 30Gb ssd.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Can't get a straight answer from google: Why does Robocopy fail to copy some files?
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