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Gotcha added. smile.gif

Thanks! I'll post my AS SSD results tonight.
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C'mon ladies. Grab your skirts and start dancing. First firmware for our much beloved Samsungs 830(this specifically for the Samsung 830 128gb Sata3, although I think the firmware is the same for all models):
Code:
http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/MZ-7PC128D/EU-downloads?isManualDownload=true

When I check in the Magician software, under the F/W section, it says I currently have the latest F/W...? (64GB drive)
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C'mon ladies. Grab your skirts and start dancing. First firmware for our much beloved Samsungs 830(this specifically for the Samsung 830 128gb Sata3, although I think the firmware is the same for all models):
Code:
http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/model/MZ-7PC128D/EU-downloads?isManualDownload=true

From the Samsung site, here is information associated with the new firmware:

- Improved stability when waking up from hibernation mode (Blue screen, Hang problem solved)
- Improved compatibility with some external hardisk vendors (partition error problem solved)
- Solved compatibility problem with some laptop vendors (partition error problem solved)
- Improved reliability (increased SPOR related stability - Power loss management)
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Hi, guys! I placed my order today. This will be my first SSD smile.gif
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Hi, guys! I placed my order today. This will be my first SSD smile.gif

You won't be disappointed. I wasn't sure how much of a difference mine was going to make, but I've been amazed by how fast my system boots, opens Office, etc...
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UPS just rang my doorbell smile.gif Grabbed a 64Gb model that will power Barnibus Stinson. I was surprised... it's LIGHT tongue.gif Like, it feels fragile, but I know the power it contains is far beyond fragile.

Don't have a picture, take my word for it till I can get one!
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You won't be disappointed. I wasn't sure how much of a difference mine was going to make, but I've been amazed by how fast my system boots, opens Office, etc...

Looking forward to a clean and faster system smile.gif

Could you guys give me some advice on installation? I have a second HDD (Samsung F3). I heard that you have to activate AHCI and then install windows.
I would like to have Windows on the SSD (maybe 2 partitions, one for Windows itself and the second for some important programs?)
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Looking forward to a clean and faster system smile.gif
Could you guys give me some advice on installation? I have a second HDD (Samsung F3). I heard that you have to activate AHCI and then install windows.
I would like to have Windows on the SSD (maybe 2 partitions, one for Windows itself and the second for some important programs?)

Have you seen Sean's SSD installation guide yet? If not, give it a read. It's by far the most comprehensive guide on SSD installation.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds

Make sure AHCI is selected in the BIOS before you install Windows, you follow Sean's steps for alignment, and you'll be good to go.
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Looking forward to a clean and faster system smile.gif
Could you guys give me some advice on installation? I have a second HDD (Samsung F3). I heard that you have to activate AHCI and then install windows.
I would like to have Windows on the SSD (maybe 2 partitions, one for Windows itself and the second for some important programs?)


Just print the first two steps from Sean's SSD Installation and Tweaking Guide. The alignment part and the tweaks before first reboot part. Remember to donwload your drivers previously to installing Windows, put them on your HDD.

Then, power off your computer, unplug power supply cable and SATA/Power cable of the Samsung F3 and the motherboard. Make sure your pretty little Samsung 830 is the ONLY hard-drive plugged into your motherboard. Put your Samsung SSD wherever you want, plug power cable and make sure it uses a SATAIII connector(if available in your motherboard). Then, power on and follow the first two steps of Sean's guide, making sure you install Windows 7 for TRIM(I see you have Windows 7 X64 on your rig, so no worries there). After doing the first two steps, installing your drivers, Windows Update, do a Windows Experience and see that beautiful score.

Install Samsung Magician(the cd contains V3.0, download from Samsung v3.1 and the newest firmware update that has been released today). I recommend to wait a bit before updating your Samsung 830 firmware to see what feedback users post in the forums. It's always good to wait for some feedback about firmware before updating.

In Samsung Magician(what a beautiful toolbox), check OS Optimization and where you see a red marker, check it and click Tune. If you want, allocate some space on your SSD for Overprovisioning, it's recommended. Then, you can make the partitions you want. Plug your Samsung F3 again and delete the OS partition, or the whole drive, if you want.

One recommendation: Samsung GC/TRIM works when your computer is iddle. So if you want TRIM to work, just let your computer idle for some hours. Usually, I check performance after an hour, and Samsung GC/TRIM works quite well.
    
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Thanks for the help, guys! +Repped.

I will report back after receiving the hardware and installation. Actually, I will lurk around in the meantime. Can't hurt ^^
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