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Can someone answer a question which I think should be relatively easy/fast to answer. If I want to install Windows fresh on my M4 128GB, can I just do a quick format at the same screen where I align and do a quick format as I did when I first setup the drive? That should be enough if I don't plan to sell the drive since I think that's the main reason to want to do a secure erase?

Thanks! thumb.gif
yea, tho make sure all the partitions are deleted first. I like running the clean command at first to make sure all partitions on the drive are deleted before I format it.
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Roger and thanks. Should I do 4096 alignment again I wonder, I see alot of the benchmarks are just using the default 1024? biggrin.gif
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Roger and thanks. Should I do 4096 alignment again I wonder, I see alot of the benchmarks are just using the default 1024? biggrin.gif

 

i am wondering this as well.

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Roger and thanks. Should I do 4096 alignment again I wonder, I see alot of the benchmarks are just using the default 1024? biggrin.gif

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Roger and thanks. Should I do 4096 alignment again I wonder, I see alot of the benchmarks are just using the default 1024? biggrin.gif

i am wondering this as well.

No difference honestly.
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Thank you Sean. 

 

Though I believe i will still go with the 4K installation 

 

One other question. The OCZ agility 3 SSD that i bought is a LOW END SSD according to you and i get it. In terms or reliability how is this SSD and how are the SSDs in general. Some people claim that SSDs die quickly. is that the truth?

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Thank you Sean. 

Though I believe i will still go with the 4K installation 

One other question. The OCZ agility 3 SSD that i bought is a LOW END SSD according to you and i get it. In terms or reliability how is this SSD and how are the SSDs in general.
That SSD imo = crap.

Reliability of SSDs in general = better than HDDs.
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Some people claim that SSDs die quickly. is that the truth?
If you use the drive as a recording disk or something and write 100's of gigabytes of data to it daily then you can wear the NAND faster than normal. Otherwise, if the NAND is good, then something on the board would have to go.

Like I said in the guide, you will usually have ~5-20 years of use from a SSD. (100TB-1PB of writes)
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I went with the 1024 alignment and as you said Sean, the performance was nearly identical.

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Hey Sean figured your the best person to ask. Has intel released the drivers that support trim in raid 0 yet? I ran across this article.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-RST-SSD-TRIM-RAID,14048.html
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Got the Sandisk extreme 240gb, installed latest firmware, zero issues for two days. Benchmarks on par with reviews, very impressed. My first SSD =)
    
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I went with the 1024 alignment and as you said Sean, the performance was nearly identical.
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Hey Sean figured your the best person to ask. Has intel released the drivers that support trim in raid 0 yet? I ran across this article.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-RST-SSD-TRIM-RAID,14048.html
Not yet, they 11.5 haven't "officially" been released yet.
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Got the Sandisk extreme 240gb, installed latest firmware, zero issues for two days. Benchmarks on par with reviews, very impressed. My first SSD =)

Awesome! biggrin.gif
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