I'm joining the 830 club!
I just installed my new 830 128GB. My mobo is only sata 2 though.
It's unbelievable how fast SSD's are compared to my previous HDD install which took a minute and a half to reboot.
Just did a bios flash and reduced my boot time by 8 seconds to 28 seconds on this shiny new samsung.
Can you guys check if I've got my SSD in the correct SATA port, as it's a bit confusing in BIOS.
My motherboard has six SATA ports labelled 0,1,2,3,4,5.
In BIOS, I set it to AHCI before installing the OS, and I set 'OnChip SATA Port 4/5' to 'As SATA Type', and the description of that is "Set SATA Port 4/5 mode as SATA Port 0-3".
In the Samsung manual it suggests having the SSD in the lowest numbered port. I'm assuming that would give the best performance.
Because of the 'OnChip SATA Port 4/5' to 'As SATA Type', I put my 830 in the port actually labelled on the motherboard as port 4. So do I assume that is now port 0, i.e, I'm already in the lowest numbered port as per the 4/5 SATA type setting? But then, if ports 4 and 5 (two actual ports) are simulating ports 0 to 3 (four ports), how can it do that? Or am I completely misunderstanding what it means.
The SSD doesn't work in my physically labelled 0 to 3 ports (it says disk failure in those), and only works in ports 4 and 5. So I have my DVD and 1TB Caviar Black in the physically labelled ports 0 and 1. Is that how it should be? As the PC boots, it shows this order for a couple of seconds:
0000 1TB HDD,
0001 Optiarc DVD
0002 Samsung 830 SSD.
It's like I can't get the SSD to be first in the order, and my OS is installed to the 830. But it does show priority to the samsung as the first hard disk when in BIOS, so maybe it's ok?
Confused. Edited by Roman5 - 10/21/12 at 1:27am