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This. But do NOT install the Intel RSD driver. sozo.gif What a pile that driver is..... frown.gif

Random stuttering with my RAID0 (whole system stutter), and idle BSOD's with my SSD. Removed Intel RSD (format, didn't install it)...haven't had a problem since. Oh, before it was a fresh install too, just the Intel RSD and GPU drivers were installed.

Go ahead and try it out if you don't believe me...but just know that I had these problems. It could have been because I run RAID too.

First you mean RST right?

Second for real? Wow, I never had an issue. Maybe it was from the RAID 0 array. thinking.gif

Yes I do. My appologies. I thought it was Intel "Rapid Storage Driver". Not "Rapid Storage Technology" (driver outside of the letters).
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This. But do NOT install the Intel RSD driver. sozo.gif What a pile that driver is..... frown.gif

Random stuttering with my RAID0 (whole system stutter), and idle BSOD's with my SSD. Removed Intel RSD (format, didn't install it)...haven't had a problem since. Oh, before it was a fresh install too, just the Intel RSD and GPU drivers were installed.

Go ahead and try it out if you don't believe me...but just know that I had these problems. It could have been because I run RAID too.

First you mean RST right?

Second for real? Wow, I never had an issue. Maybe it was from the RAID 0 array. thinking.gif

Yes I do. My apologies. I thought it was Intel "Rapid Storage Driver". Not "Rapid Storage Technology" (driver outside of the letters).

Hmm, I'll add this note to the guide, maybe someone else can verify the problem as well. I will be running RAID 0 with two performance pros most likely, I want to see about this.
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Another question,

Is there anyway i can make my samsung spinpoint F3 1TB harddrive as my main drive? like make everything save there by default? and use my ssd mainly as a boot drive.
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Another question,

Is there anyway i can make my samsung spinpoint F3 1TB harddrive as my main drive? like make everything save there by default? and use my ssd mainly as a boot drive.

Whenever you install a program or something, just use the custom install option (you should anyway), and tell it to install there. So instead of "C:\Program Files\Program Name" You would change the drive letter to "D:\" (assuming your F3 is drive D).

And you would want to make new folders on the F3 for your pictures and documents (any of those type of folders that you use). And change the location of those folders to the F3.
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Yes I do. My appologies. I thought it was Intel "Rapid Storage Driver". Not "Rapid Storage Technology" (driver outside of the letters).

Weird, you're the first member that I saw recommending not using Intel RST. Every SSD thread that I've read here recommends updating the Intel RST drivers to the latest version since they do help a lot in with the performance of the drives either as a single drive or in a RAID0 array. When I had my two Spinpoint F3's in RAID0, I never had problems with Intel RST anyway.
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Yes I do. My appologies. I thought it was Intel "Rapid Storage Driver". Not "Rapid Storage Technology" (driver outside of the letters).

Weird, you're the first member that I saw recommending not using Intel RST. Every SSD thread that I've read here recommends updating the Intel RST drivers to the latest version since they do help a lot in with the performance of the drives either as a single drive or in a RAID0 array. When I had my two Spinpoint F3's in RAID0, I never had problems with Intel RST anyway.

Could also just be that I have my F3's in RAID0, and my WD Greens in a RAID1, plus the SSD. It's too hard to tell. I just know that Intel RST screws up my rig.
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One more reason not to use the Marvell ports is b/c they don't support TRIM. (marvell controllers = bad)
Can you post a screen shot of AS SSD with your drive?
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not looking too hot... looks like 50% of what it should be across the board
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You can try installing the proper sata drivers for your board, but overall sandforce drives suck on AS SSD lol.

not sure what this means O.O , arnt the proper drivers already installed??
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Sub'd. I'm getting my Samsung 830 in tomorrow and I'm going to need this thread.
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So tomorrow im going to reformat mine when the patch for BF3 gets released, ill have to try to run to town to get the patch downloaded anyways (2GB takes up too much time when you're on 1.5mbs).....
hopefully my benchmark scores will improve afterwards.
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Just installed my Intel 320 80GB SSD, and I must I say I'm impressed. Computer boot up time is significantly reduced. I put a Japanese game (ATC3) in the SSD since I frequently play it and its load time is reduced by a couple seconds as well. WEI went from 5.9 to 7.7.

However it is not mind blowing, my WD Caviar Blue also boots quite fast. However that's because I don't have a lot of start up programs and I do defragment on regular basis.

So next time when I buy another SSD (either Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 128GB), I'll only buy it when either one does a deal like $1 per GB. Don't feel like paying $2 per GB on SSD.

Followed your guide and they work like a charm. Oh Sean I love you! wubsmiley.gif

Let's just hope Intel doesn't burn me with rejection of its rebate. smile.gif
Edited by trumpet-205 - 12/5/11 at 10:21pm
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