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Edit- the newegg $170 deal, didn't mean to make anyone jealous..
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Hi, I'm a first time SSD owner, I just purchased a 256GB Samsung 830 (got it on the newegg $140 deal). Now just waiting for my case and ram to arrive to assemble my new build.
I have a quick question, sorry if it's obvious-
I've been reading whatever guides I can find (including Sean Webster's), they all seem to suggest installing Windows 7 using MBR instead of GPT. And apparently Samsung's Magician software is not supported using GPT?
Most of the guides that I've found recommending MBR are about a year old though. Is MBR still the way to go? Seems a shame to have to use regular BIOS and not the snazzy new UEFI on my brand new motherboard, but I can deal. Just wanted to make sure I install windows correctly and don't have to redo everything.
Thanks for your response.

simply put, MBR LBA's are only address approx 2.19 TB so where mounting a drive such as a 3-4TB HDD, GPT was created to overcome this limit so the OS can address the full 3 or 4 TB instead of MBR's 2.19TB limit. since SSD's are for the most part are 512GB or less MBR is just fine and dandy and is the way to go smile.gif
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Most of the guides that I've found recommending MBR are about a year old though. Is MBR still the way to go? Seems a shame to have to use regular BIOS and not the snazzy new UEFI on my brand new motherboard, but I can deal. Just wanted to make sure I install windows correctly and don't have to redo everything.
Thanks for your response.

You can use UEFI with MBR. MBR and GPT are for disks (even then, I think there are other options if using Linux or Mac). UEFI and BIOS are for motherboards.
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Ah, excellent. Thanks to you both for your responses.

Another (off topic) question for the masses: Is it worth flashing my motherboard bios to the latest release? I've heard scary things about boot errors, my motherboard (asrock pro4-m) doesn't have a dual bios. Perhaps best to just leave it as is?
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Ah, excellent. Thanks to you both for your responses.
Another (off topic) question for the masses: Is it worth flashing my motherboard bios to the latest release? I've heard scary things about boot errors, my motherboard (asrock pro4-m) doesn't have a dual bios. Perhaps best to just leave it as is?

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Why did my 830 benchmark so low? Is there a way to make it faster?

Additional information: i5 3750k, 8g ram, 170gb free of 238gb
Edited by dachef - 10/4/12 at 5:57pm
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Why did my 830 benchmark so low? Is there a way to make it faster?
Additional information: i5 3750k, 8g ram, 170gb free of 238gb

You are using the SSD in IDE(pciide=bad) mode, a big mistake. Should be using it in AHCI mode, as far as how to fix that ask Jayjr1105.
Edited by sherlock - 10/4/12 at 6:56pm
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You are using the SSD in IDE(pciide=bad) mode, a big mistake. Go into your Bios and switch it to AHCI mode.

It is going to blue screen when he changes it unless he tweaks the registry key for AHCI/IDE
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Joining in with my new Samsung 830 128Gb biggrin.gif

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I seriously doubt Samsung will have firmware issues since the 840 Pro pretty much is using a small process technology for the flash, NAND and DDR memory and with an improved multi-core controller similar to the 830's. I believe Samsung is going to dominate the SSD market in the very near future!
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