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Windows Format tool on G.Skill Phoenix, How much Damage did I cause?

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Earlier tonight I used the secure erase tool in Partition Magic (bootable cd) to wipe my g.skill phoenix 120gb.

I wanted to reinstall Windows 7, but for some reason it wouldn't let me install on the drive. I stupidly selected the format tool thinking it would allow me to install on the drive, it however didn't.

I later realized that I needed to change my mobo from AHCI to IDE to install.

I later switched back to AHCI with the regedit fix, and trim is running properly.

The problem is, I think I might have done some serious damage to my drive, although I'm hoping not.

Also, if I performed another secure-erase, and this time don't touch the windows format tool, will it restore some of the speed / access time?

Thanks for the help!



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did you do a firmware update of the drive?

I amhaving issues with my write speed for my phoenix pro...
Really low write speeds 89 Mb ridiculously low..

I am going to be doing the same to mine here shortly...
The firmware tool for the update on Gskill site does not work i check the firmware and it still is factory 3.2 there is a new one that is 4.2 which is apparently a 5% speed increse for both write/read...among other things


which drive is it that you have?
have a link to specific model
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I've got the FM-25S2S 120gb. I did another secure erase and reinstalled windows WITHOUT using the Windows Format tool. It's running in AHCI with Trim enabled.

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