New Main Drive

Nadiy elf tries on a new outfit. I approve. Do you? Could even be laser-proof ... if the enemy hit her in the right spots! Also she preps for some Thai boxing (spiky style!)

Well, I spent the last 2 days rebuilding my drive C. Some driver conflict had my system blue-screening a dozen times a day with those page-faults which imply driver problems. It was especially unstable during use of GIMP or exiting Poser, but even if I left the system sit idle for an hour or two, I'd come back to find the login screen after a reboot ... with nothing running but some idle file-explorer windows.

But it was about time, since my Windows was from 2010 and has gone through 3 video cards and a lot of installed/deleted software ... and you know how well software uninstalls! Plus at the same time I swapped out my old RAID-based dual raptors drive-C for a new 250Gb SSD which I bought on sale for $90 a few months ago.

Since my personal data (and poser files) are on a 2TB drive F:, it wasn't too much work and uped my Win7 rating from 5.8 to 7.3. The 10000RPM Raptors were noisy and ran hot, so I assume a single SSD is a better deal.

The bulk of the time (about 10 hours) was spent trying to backup my old drive C to a USB drive when the system kept crashing & the backup needed to restart several times. Since the old drives were in RAID, I could not just keep the old C drive as backup (as I usually do) - that is the problem with RAID; the data is specific to the RAID controllers, which was only the motherboard's builtin chipset (perhaps the root of the page faults?)

So far, no crashes in 12 hours.

Basic system is:
- quad core i7 860 @ 2.80 GHz
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- 12.0 GB of RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (I don't play games - just render)
- 250GB SSD drive C/system; 2TB drive F:/data.

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