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Sean, quick question, I have my M4's in raid 0, but I am having a problem with IRST, every-time I install it and restart, Windows says I don't have it installed, what am I doing wrong??
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Oh snap Sean, after spending a few hours reading and re-reading over your work I have decided that I need to purchase a Crucial M4. Not only that, but now I have a reason to reload Windows on my HTPC, and spend just as much time while setting up my main machine.

+rep, thank you!
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Sean, quick question, I have my M4's in raid 0, but I am having a problem with IRST, every-time I install it and restart, Windows says I don't have it installed, what am I doing wrong??

Really? Can you post a screenshot of AS SSD?
post #2043 of 5384
PLSSS help!!! so i went by this video i wanted to do fresh install on curcial m4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFyEeNn-hk&feature=player_embedded from 33sec to 1:12 or so and then i stop cuz i forgot to cut off my external hdd and now is Unallocated!!!! how to bring it back pls i have there all my data!! is WD book 3.0
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biggrin.gif Awesome.
Really? Can you post a screenshot of AS SSD?

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biggrin.gif Awesome.
Really? Can you post a screenshot of AS SSD?

540

Well it is installed, so I don't get what windows is telling you. :/

The iaStor means that the Intel SATA drivers are installed.
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Well it is installed, so I don't get what windows is telling you. :/
The iaStor means that the Intel SATA drivers are installed.

Hmmm well that's good to know then; I'll just disregard it. Also, is there anything I should do to help my M4's last longer without trim?
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PLSSS help!!! so i went by this video i wanted to do fresh install on curcial m4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFyEeNn-hk&feature=player_embedded from 33sec to 1:12 or so and then i stop cuz i forgot to cut off my external hdd and now is Unallocated!!!! how to bring it back pls i have there all my data!! is WD book 3.0

Try test disk: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
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Well it is installed, so I don't get what windows is telling you. :/
The iaStor means that the Intel SATA drivers are installed.

Hmmm well that's good to know then; I'll just disregard it. Also, is there anything I should do to help my M4's last longer without trim?

Just let it idle over night once a week maybe? IDK if it will really do much lol. Just to make sure garbage collection is run.
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Sean, quick question, I have my M4's in raid 0, but I am having a problem with IRST, every-time I install it and restart, Windows says I don't have it installed, what am I doing wrong??

Windows telling you it's not installed, or it did not install correctly? Based on your screenie, the driver installed, so I suspect the problem windows is complaining about is starting the GUI for IRST. You did install as an administrator? Right clicking on .exe file and selecting "run as administrator"?

The M4s in RAID will do a pretty good job with GC, so you shouldn't need to worry about a loss of performance. Just let the OS go into an "idle" once in a while... ie... when you are done using the PC, rather than shut it down immediately, walk away for an hour or so, and then come back and shut it down. Leaving it run overnight is only necessary if you use the PC all the time, and never let it get to idle. Letting the drives get into their GC routine daily does a better job, and takes less time.
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Windows telling you it's not installed, or it did not install correctly? Based on your screenie, the driver installed, so I suspect the problem windows is complaining about is starting the GUI for IRST. You did install as an administrator? Right clicking on .exe file and selecting "run as administrator"?
The M4s in RAID will do a pretty good job with GC, so you shouldn't need to worry about a loss of performance. Just let the OS go into an "idle" once in a while... ie... when you are done using the PC, rather than shut it down immediately, walk away for an hour or so, and then come back and shut it down. Leaving it run overnight is only necessary if you use the PC all the time, and never let it get to idle. Letting the drives get into their GC routine daily does a better job, and takes less time.

Does GC only kick in if the computer is IDLE AND LOGGED OUT?
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Windows telling you it's not installed, or it did not install correctly? Based on your screenie, the driver installed, so I suspect the problem windows is complaining about is starting the GUI for IRST. You did install as an administrator? Right clicking on .exe file and selecting "run as administrator"?
The M4s in RAID will do a pretty good job with GC, so you shouldn't need to worry about a loss of performance. Just let the OS go into an "idle" once in a while... ie... when you are done using the PC, rather than shut it down immediately, walk away for an hour or so, and then come back and shut it down. Leaving it run overnight is only necessary if you use the PC all the time, and never let it get to idle. Letting the drives get into their GC routine daily does a better job, and takes less time.

Does GC only kick in if the computer is IDLE AND LOGGED OUT?

Most SSD firmware is coded to kick GC in as the drive nears idle. The firmware of the drive monitors the drive activity, and starts the GC routine as the drive nears it's idle "set point" (which is coded to the firmware). If drive activity picks up beyond this set point, the GC routine will stop so that the GC routine does not interfere (slow down) OS/user request for data from the drive(s).

The user does not need to be logged out for GC to run. The GC routine does not know if a user is logged on or not, it only monitors drive activity. Why many suggest that a user be logged off, is that often when in a User account, background programs/activity that are only active while logged in, can cause a hugh delay in the initiation of the GC routine, cause it to stop and restart numerous times, or in severe cases, never let it start in the first place (although this is rare).
Edited by xandypx - 2/15/12 at 6:45am
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