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I just finished installing Windows 7 onto my SSD drive (with SATA mode being AHCI) and some basic for my motherboard. Right now, I don't know what to do next lol. Should I install Intel SRT or just skip it? TRIM was already enabled by default btw.

Do I need to change the SATA mode in BIOS back to RAID if I am going to use my 1TB WD drive as a storage drive?

One last question: which software should I use to benchmark my SSD speed? It's Elm Crest 510 series.
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post #2 of 8
I haven't tried SRT so I'll leave that to someone else.

No, you can leave it in AHCI.

You can use CrystalDiskMark to test your SSD.

Hope this helps,

Rich
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post #3 of 8
No RAID if you are just going to put random **** on your D drive so don't worry about that.

Install Intel RST here (your welcome).

I use AS SSD. Post your results in this thread and let's see what you get.

Have fun with your SSD and welcome to this wonderful world.
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Thank you for both advice

According to my mobo's website, though, it said that I need to install this preinstall driver before I can install the IRST because the system is in AHCI/RAID mode. This perinstall driver requires installation via floppy disk as well.

I recall that you can use usb to create a bootdisk similar to floppy disk. Is it applicable here too?
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Should use this link also, http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...l=1#post442158. Just put my 80GB Intel drive in my laptop, thing boots faster then my sig rig lol.
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Nice info in that link Shogon, thanks.

Can someone explains to me the difference between having SSD and mechanical drive in RAID or AHCI set up? The only thing I know about having SSD in a RAID is that you can use up to 64GB of its memory to serve as cache memory for the mechanical drive.
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Nice info in that link Shogon, thanks.

Can someone explains to me the difference between having SSD and mechanical drive in RAID or AHCI set up? The only thing I know about having SSD in a RAID is that you can use up to 64GB of its memory to serve as cache memory for the mechanical drive.
Here you go:http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...t,1926-10.html

http://thessdreview.com/our-reviews/...ightning-fast/
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LOL, I feel like I'm reading a ton more than I usually did during school.

Thanks for info.
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