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Sean, I was wondering, is trim supported in raid 0 yet? I remember reading somewhere that Intel's RST was going to support it. So I was unsure if it was implemented yet.
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Sean, I was wondering, is trim supported in raid 0 yet? I remember reading somewhere that Intel's RST was going to support it. So I was unsure if it was implemented yet.

not yet.
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Awesome guide. Really helped me a lot when I installed my SSD. One thing though, I feel like I messed my Win7 install a bit and would like to reinstall it again while it's still fresh and without many apps installed. Can I just follow it from the beginning to do the same steps? IE, same steps in diskpart and so on?

EDIT
One more thing, I hope it's OK that I have my CD/DVD drive attached to Marvell ports which are set as IDE. The manual of my mobo (ASUS M4A87TD/USB3) stated that for compatibility reasons when installing OS from a DVD, it's suggested to have the drive attached to IDE ports. The main SATA3 ports, to whom the SSD is attached to, are set as AHCI though.
Edited by herrgkl - 4/14/12 at 11:56am
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OK this might really qualify as a silly question, but in prepping the Plextor M3 firmware update 1.01-->1.02 for the new build (Z77 E6), when I put the M3 into my present machine (Z68 E4/G3) to do the update, [[I]NOTE: this drive will not be used in this machine[/I]] does it need to be on the Intel Sata3 6/GB port (both presently occupied) or can I use one of the Sata2 ports or even on one of the dreaded Marvel Sata3 ports, presently disabled frown.gif?

Will it matter if my Intel drivers are legacy (1 gen behind?) haven't checked lately :O, AND maybe more important ... will the Updated Intel ROM 11.1.0.1413? of the newer Z77 boards have an effect on all this?

Plextor says there is no problem updating "Firmware" once it is already installed, is this true? and wouldn't this be the better way to go with my New Machine build (ASRock Z77 Extreme6) given the Intel ROM/drivers will probably be somewhat different that my Z68 E4/G3 machine? Or am I totally offbase and updating firmware has nothing to do with all this?

PS what a professional/nice looking drive with included 3.5 mount and all!Glad you steered me that way smile.gif ... wished I'd bought 2 @ $149

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Awesome guide. Really helped me a lot when I installed my SSD. One thing though, I feel like I messed my Win7 install a bit and would like to reinstall it again while it's still fresh and without many apps installed. Can I just follow it from the beginning to do the same steps? IE, same steps in diskpart and so on?
Yep you can
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One more thing, I hope it's OK that I have my CD/DVD drive attached to Marvell ports which are set as IDE. The manual of my mobo (ASUS M4A87TD/USB3) stated that for compatibility reasons when installing OS from a DVD, it's suggested to have the drive attached to IDE ports. The main SATA3 ports, to whom the SSD is attached to, are set as AHCI though.
Normally you should have the DVD drive in a native SATA port or else you could have issues installing. A few people had an issue with their drives showing up when the DVD drive was in the Marvell port.
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OK this might really qualify as a silly question, but in prepping the Plextor M3 firmware update 1.01-->1.02 for the new build (Z77 E6), when I put the M3 into my present machine (Z68 E4/G3) to do the update, [[I]NOTE: this drive will not be used in this machine[/I]] does it need to be on the Intel Sata3 6/GB port (both presently occupied) or can I use one of the Sata2 ports or even on one of the dreaded Marvel Sata3 ports, presently disabled frown.gif?
You can plug it into any port you wish.
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Will it matter if my Intel drivers are legacy (1 gen behind?) haven't checked lately :O, AND maybe more important ... will the Updated Intel ROM 11.1.0.1413? of the newer Z77 boards have an effect on all this?
OPROM doesn't matter, and just use the newest RST driver lol. Go here and let it scan for updates.http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect?iid=dc_iduu
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Plextor says there is no problem updating "Firmware" once it is already installed, is this true?

True, I did with no issue.
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and wouldn't this be the better way to go with my New Machine build (ASRock Z77 Extreme6) given the Intel ROM/drivers will probably be somewhat different that my Z68 E4/G3 machine? Or am I totally offbase and updating firmware has nothing to do with all this?
Doesn't matter.
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PS what a professional/nice looking drive with included 3.5 mount and all!Glad you steered me that way smile.gif ... wished I'd bought 2 @ $149

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AWESOME as always! Thanls again smile.gif
 
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Nice guide btw! the bat file that deletes the files from windows downloads won't work for me. I'm feel kind a sketchy putting them in the bin and deleting them. I didn't see how to control how many cores your processor will use during post and i saw it in another guide and forgot how to do it. < I figured out how to do it. It is under msconfig: boot: advanced options. Does using the processor cores benefit the boot up speed?
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Nice guide btw! the bat file that deletes the files from windows downloads won't work for me. I'm feel kind a sketchy putting them in the bin and deleting them.
Run as admin? Either that or your folder is cleaned. If you have empty folders in the downloads folder after you run it is normal.
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I didn't see how to control how many cores your processor will use during post and i saw it in another guide and forgot how to do it. < I figured out how to do it. It is under msconfig: boot: advanced options. Does using the processor cores benefit the boot up speed?
Does nothing.
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I'm about to install my 2nd SSD in a RAID0 and install Windows on it. Do I still do the partition alignment, etc as I would with just 1 ssd or skip that? And keep with the TRIM and all that as well or what?
    
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I'm about to install my 2nd SSD in a RAID0 and install Windows on it. Do I still do the partition alignment, etc as I would with just 1 ssd or skip that?
Yes, do it.

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And keep with the TRIM and all that as well or what?
You won't have TRIM support in RAID 0 so skip that one step lol.
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