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Try using your mobo Disc, they should be on there.
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Tried already, no success :(

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All drives are plugged in the Intel ports and you have the RAID 0 array created already correct?

  1. You pop in the install disc, boot up.
  2. Go to custom install and no drives show up.
  3. open dvd tray
  4. swap the install disc with the mobo disc
  5. Click load drivers
  6. click browse
  7. manually select the drivers on the disc
  8. and it wont work?
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Heya,

wonder if anyone can help me. I recently purchased a SSD (OCZ agility 3) and last night i did the install. i disconnected all my HDD's and only had the SSD in. Upon boot up, i went in the BIOS and switched to AHCI, saved and exit and i get this message " Sata 1 drive - atapi incompatible, Press F1 to continue". Any idea what the issue is? I went on to install windows and followed the guide and everything is fine in the OS environment and the DVD(SATA) drive picks up in the BIOS as well. HELP please!!!!
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Removing shortcut extension:

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Just run this reg file: http://www.mediafire.com/?w5mxq6ct214aead

Manually in Registry Editor:

1) win+r --> regedit --> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer --> right click on link and click on Modify. ---> Change the value to 00 00 00 00 and click on OK.
NOTE: To change the value, press the Delete (Del) key once and type 00.



Another random tweak that saves time. I just found actually.... after using windows for how long? teaching.gif

Basically it sets the view settings for all folders in your system so that you don't have to change it a million times.


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Heya,

wonder if anyone can help me. I recently purchased a SSD (OCZ agility 3) and last night i did the install. i disconnected all my HDD's and only had the SSD in. Upon boot up, i went in the BIOS and switched to AHCI, saved and exit and i get this message " Sata 1 drive - atapi incompatible, Press F1 to continue". Any idea what the issue is? I went on to install windows and followed the guide and everything is fine in the OS environment and the DVD(SATA) drive picks up in the BIOS as well. HELP please!!!!

Try installing in IDE mode, update the SSDs firmware, then use the guide on changing sata modes to change to AHCI.
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hey Sean,

I just realized that i had the SSD connected to the Sata 3 6gb/s port which from what i gather runs of the Marvell® PCIe 9128 controller : - . do you advise i just change the connection to the 3gb/s port?!!! I'm fairly new to SSD's and just dont want to do a new install if it is un-necessary. Thoughts if that could be a possible issue as well?!
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Avoid Marvell like plague. Plug your SSD to Intel Sata 3Gb/s port and enjoy. You won't notice a speed difference between 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s ports.
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I installed windows without reading your guide redface.gif and installed window under IDE. I'm deciding to do a fresh install with all the optimization! I have a question though. Can i clone the ssd now to a HDD and re clone when im done with the fresh install or will it be detrimental since windows is now installed under AHCI and not IDE?
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I don't know for sure, but it seems a little "off", even for the SB850. I would have expected the seq reads to be in the mid to high 400's. Also, I think your 4K-64 thread score also seems low. I would have expected the overall score to be higher, but that may be a result of the reads seemingly low.
It is very possible you had alot of drive activity (besides the benchmark) going on when you ran the bench. Do you consistantly get the same results?
Do you have the latest firmware on the SSD. I also understand that if you enable NCQ, (Native Command Queuing), in RAID expert (even with the single drive) that these scores improve. May be something to look at.
But then again... I may be completely off base.

Yes i was comparing my numbers with some other scores ive seen here and on crucial forums, and my Seq read and 4k-64 read both are REALLY LOW especially 4k-64 that one is just beyond low XD smile.gif
my drive activite was at null, I only had the benchmark running at that time and yes i ran it 4 times and got about the same numbers.
I have the latest firmware , chipset and ncq enabled .
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