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post #11 of 18
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I should NOT use these SATA3 Ports due to they aren' "Native" to Intel? Would I see an increase in benchmark score?
Yes and yes.

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Lastly, I have installed Windows 7 on my 1TB W.d. HDD and on my SSD. How do I make it so basically the SSD is the MAIN drive, (everything runs off of it for example), instead of my 1TB HDD?
Search for something like "hard-drive priority" in BIOS, the wording may be different.
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Yes and yes.



Search for something like "hard-drive priority" in BIOS, the wording may be different.
Thanks alot, I knew that, i was just making sure

Update: I have now installed win7 on my SSD, holy its fast to start up, secondly, I am running the CMD3 as we speak and getting LOWER scores AFTER plugging into the "native" sata2 port. How come?

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****I still have NOT installed the Firmware update, I'll be sure to get a CD from a good buddy of mine****

Conclusion: Why am I getting slower speeds compared to the Marvell SATA3 port? Would the Firmware make the SATA2 better than Marvell with firmware aswell?
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Conclusion: Why am I getting slower speeds compared to the Marvell SATA3 port? Would the Firmware make the SATA2 better than Marvell with firmware aswell?
Jeazy, the Marvell port will give you a better sequential transfer number but will be worse for everyday use because of access times and 4k.

Don't worry about the benchmark score. If you must benchmark, use as-ssd instead.

And yes, the 009 should improve the score because it helps with 4k as well as sequential.
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post #14 of 18
Also, install this Intel SATA driver: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology. It will give you even better scores.

And yes, try to use AS SSD for benching.
post #15 of 18
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I keep trying to download that Intel storage technology and I keep getting "your system does not meet the minnimum requirements for installing"

Lolwut??
post #16 of 18
2 explanations: either you've got Intel SATA ports in IDE mode or you are connected to Marvell ports.

Fix: connect to Intel SATA port, switch to AHCI in BIOS and if you've got BSOD when restarting, use this fix - http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...s-7-vista.html
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Alright, for sure let me know! Blank CD's I believe are a complete rip-off, we have to pay like 2.00 for one when companies basically get them for free to make 15,000,000 copies of a game lol.
To follow up, I got my Crucial M4 installed last night.
This morning, I followed the optimization guide at the top of this forum.





It came pre-installed with firmware 0009, and I could tell by running AS SSD benchmark.

My SSD was in IDE mode, and I had installed windows. applied a registery fix to switch the drive into AHCI mode, then I did that benchmark.
Might not need that CD after all!



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so YOU were one them!! I was too late in snatching one. I headbanged my desk continuously afterwards.

OP you should expect massive improvements with the updated firmware. Great buy!
Yeah, Sorry!! I had a family member hovering over the purchase button at 10:00am. Sold out within the first 20 minutes!
    
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post #18 of 18
Get an Intel RST driver for even better speeds.
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