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Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by paulb100, Jul 11, 2014.

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  1. paulb100

    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    ive never had this issue before and installed a few SSD drives before including an 840 and 2x 840 EVO's (RAID) - when i get to setup it says it "was unable to create a new system partition"

    anyone know why this is>?

    its replacing an OCZ 60Gb which never had this issue?
    its going in core=i5 p67 system

    there is a HDD on SATA3_0 and EVO SSD on SATA3_1 and DVD on SATA2_0 and USB mouse, keyboard & printer

    help

    thanks
     
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    You are disconnecting all the other harddrives before u try to install the OS on the ssd ...right
     
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    paulb100 Thread Starter

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    no, ive never had to before, as it lets you choose which to install on.... but Ive installed OS on SSD with mechanical drives attached before because your just choosing which drive you want to install it on.....i followed some instructions that allowed me for format/align during the setup stage using CMD and that worked

    thanks anyway
     
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    managed Allan Trusted Advisor

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    Windows goes by the drives order in the Bios and is probably trying to put the hidden 100MB boot files partition on the mechanical drive. If you disconnect that drive and just have the SSD in there 7 should install ok.
     
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    i had that happen before and it still worked ...but I noticed & i redone it without

    anyway its solved now

    gone from:
    275Mbps read , 65Mbps write, 0.3ms latency, 17,000 iops on a 60Gb OCZ VERTEX 2E which is 3 yrs old...!!
    to
    515Mbps read, 495Mbps write, 0.02ms latency, 80,000 iops on 250Gb Samsung EVO,
    I have RAPID mode on and he gets over 2Gbs Read, 3Gbps Write and 250,000 iops

    all tests run on AS SSD - a proper SSD benchmark

    personally i find OCZ drives to be poor, poor latency, slow speeds and high fault rates....especially in the Agility series..I got one and send it back after it kept reallocating sectors everyday and was under performing due to them using ATTO benchmark to qoute speeds on the box (which is an unrealistic benchmark) and other issues i cant remember , I got a Samsung 840 and never looked back... unti I got 2 EVO'S in RAID array as I alwways wanted to do it 1050/800/125,000/0.02ms

    thanks
     
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    managed Allan Trusted Advisor

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    Yes sometimes it will work but later if you remove the other drive with those boot files on it or even change the drive order in the Bios it can fail to boot into Windows and that can be hard to figure out.

    Nice set up, I've read that Samsung SSDs are very good.
     
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