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OK, i don't know what is wrong with you guys....you need to learn to read I swear , it says right there under step # 7 pretty clearly.
Install newest SATA drivers: Applies to SSDs/HDDs
  1. For AMD systems, use the newest AHCI and the South Bridge driver. (Link)
  2. For Intel systems, use the newest Rapid Storage Technology driver. (Link)
    Note: This is to ensure your SSD/HDD will function properly and have max performance.
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IS THAT GOOD ENOUGH?

lol, i found this helpful! biggrin.gif
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IS THAT GOOD ENOUGH?

Chill...

It says "Once RAID has been enabled in BIOS and the operating system is installed, double-click the downloaded file to launch the installation."

Not everyone is using RAID!

Also -

This download is valid for the product(s) listed below.
Intel® 3 Series Chipsets
Intel® 4 Series Chipset
Intel® 5 Series Chipset
Intel® 5000P Chipset
Intel® 5000V Chipset
Intel® 5000X Chipset
Intel® 6 Series Chipset
Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 955X Express Chipset
Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family
Intel® 975X Express Chipset
Intel® E7230 Chipset
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® X58 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 5 Series Chipset
Mobile Intel® 6 Series Chipset
Mobile Intel® 910GML Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 915 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family

What is your point? Your chip set is supported....if it wasn't it wouldn't work. It is the SATA driver. tongue.gif
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wow that step 7 is mad important my score just jumped

hehe thank you for the guy who asked sean how to install cuz i was lost too ^_^
LOL, see why it is there now? smile.gif
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lol, i found this helpful! biggrin.gif

hehe smile.gif
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How does this score thing work.

Result when first installed Windows
501


Results now 3 days on - not updated any sata drivers (yet)
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How does this score thing work.

Result when first installed Windows

Results now 3 days on - not updated any sata drivers (yet)

The higher the better...your drive improved b/c trim and GC went to work. Now if you install teh driver your score should go up higher b/c the newest drivers have better performance than the old MS one.

The Higher the Read Speeds the Faster the Drive.
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Windows 7 has it built in, I use it all the time. Link is in the guide if you read it post #2.

Thanks! Thought I read something on my read through, then missed it.

When restoring, should I check the box for formatting the disk? Will that carry over the 4k alignment or should I align it first then restore the image?

Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Windows 7 has it built in, I use it all the time. Link is in the guide if you read it post #2.

Thanks! Thought I read something on my read through, then missed it.

When restoring, should I check the box for formatting the disk? Will that carry over the 4k alignment or should I align it first then restore the image?

Thanks again!

ehh, up to you. I never have done the extra format option when doing it, if you want to go ahead.
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ehh, up to you. I never have done the extra format option when doing it, if you want to go ahead.

Ah okay, I see. I guess my best bet is to align/format the drives first, then restore (I'm restoring an image to a fresh drive).
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Sean, still working my way through your setup guide -- thank you so much!

I have made my way to optimizations, and am at the "Enable windows write back caching and turnoff windows write-caching buffer flushing" step.
I read the instructions and watched the vid tut. Of course, there is more than one way to get to a particular place in Windows, but did you know the written instructions are not the same as the video? I was confused for a moment or two. But the reason I watched the video at all is because I was at step #7 in the written instructions where it says "Change settings" and I couldn't figure out what to do. I don't think that belongs there. I went directly from step #6 to step #8, just like the video did.

ps. Speaking of step #7, I did NOT skip step #7 in the "Immediately after Installing Windows" guide, as it appears several others did. tongue.gif
Maybe going so slowly that I am on day 7 of my install has something to be said for it!
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Sean, still working my way through your setup guide -- thank you so much!

I have made my way to optimizations, and am at the "Enable windows write back caching and turnoff windows write-caching buffer flushing" step.
I read the instructions and watched the vid tut. Of course, there is more than one way to get to a particular place in Windows, but did you know the written instructions are not the same as the video? I was confused for a moment or two. But the reason I watched the video at all is because I was at step #7 in the written instructions where it says "Change settings" and I couldn't figure out what to do. I don't think that belongs there. I went directly from step #6 to step #8, just like the video did.

ps. Speaking of step #7, I did NOT skip step #7 in the "Immediately after Installing Windows" guide, as it appears several others did. tongue.gif
Maybe going so slowly that I am on day 7 of my install has something to be said for it!

Thanks, took that out of there smile.gif

Seems like seven is the lucky number today eh? lol
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Sean,
These have been floating around about a month and are WHQL. Are they ok to use?

new Intel RST driver 11.0.0.1032 WHQL

Date
Driver Revision
Build Number
22 December 2011
11.0.0.1032 Production Version
1032

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2215900
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