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So I finally got some spare cash and decided to get an SSD biggrin.gif It will be my boot drive with win7 ultimate, office, firefox , few games here and there nothing more nothing less.
Im thinking of getting a Crucial m4 128gb? any other choices or suggestions I am not very knowledgeable in SSD market (sorry dint do my hw redface.gif )
My main question is;
I have raid 0 set up and for ssd to work I need to run it in AHCI so how can i use my raid 0 then?
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post #2 of 10
Crucial m4 is a solid choice. There are some drives that don't use the bad sandforce but I think the m4 is one of the best out of them. Wouldn't touch sandforce even with a 10' pole.
post #3 of 10
The m4 is fast and dependable. You simply can't go wrong buying it.
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Thanks biggrin.gif im getting m4 then, but how about the RAID ? how can i run my hard drives in Raid with AHCI enabled?
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Thanks biggrin.gif im getting m4 then, but how about the RAID ? how can i run my hard drives in Raid with AHCI enabled?

No you can not run your drives in RAID with AHCI mode enabled you need RAID mode enabled. RAID however has the same instruction set as AHCI so you are good. smile.gif
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post #6 of 10
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No you can not run your drives in RAID with AHCI mode enabled you need RAID mode enabled. RAID however has the same instruction set as AHCI so you are good. smile.gif

Awesome sauce biggrin.gif Thank you !
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I need a QUICK answer i got my crucial m4 128 gig but it came without a 2'5" holding bay T_T i cant pick on up until this weekend and i need to get my pc working asap. Is it safe just to put the ssd on the metal place between the hdd bays ? nothing will happen to it right? i mean there are no moving or magnetic parts so should be fine until this weekend when i get proper bay for it >_>
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post #8 of 10
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I need a QUICK answer i got my crucial m4 128 gig but it came without a 2'5" holding bay T_T i cant pick on up until this weekend and i need to get my pc working asap. Is it safe just to put the ssd on the metal place between the hdd bays ? nothing will happen to it right? i mean there are no moving or magnetic parts so should be fine until this weekend when i get proper bay for it >_>



Yep safe. I have my two SSDs behind my mobo tray tucked away with all my cables loosely.
    
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i put my ssd above the dvd rom drive, inclined beetween cables and stuff, that thing is very cool, don´t worry
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I need a QUICK answer i got my crucial m4 128 gig but it came without a 2'5" holding bay T_T i cant pick on up until this weekend and i need to get my pc working asap. Is it safe just to put the ssd on the metal place between the hdd bays ? nothing will happen to it right? i mean there are no moving or magnetic parts so should be fine until this weekend when i get proper bay for it >_>



Yep safe. I have my two SSDs behind my mobo tray tucked away with all my cables loosely.
Thanks for such a fast reply biggrin.gif At OCN people know the meaning of the word FAST biggrin.gif cheers brother
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