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Again: Could someone with Samsung 830 Notebook kit post AS SSD (or other benchmark) result for usb 3.0?
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Is there any way to get rid of the RAID setup thing that comes up after the BIOS when you boot? I'd love to take that time off of my boot.
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Is there any way to get rid of the RAID setup thing that comes up after the BIOS when you boot? I'd love to take that time off of my boot.

Set it to AHCI mode for the Intel raid I think.
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Is there any way to get rid of the RAID setup thing that comes up after the BIOS when you boot? I'd love to take that time off of my boot.
Yea, in my UEFI I have to go to the boot tab > Option Rom Messages > Set to Keep current. It will no longer show you the press crtl + i screen at boot.
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Is there any way to get rid of the RAID setup thing that comes up after the BIOS when you boot? I'd love to take that time off of my boot.

Set it to AHCI mode for the Intel raid I think.
He has a RAID 0 array, if he changes to AHCI then bye bye array lol.
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Is there any way to get rid of the RAID setup thing that comes up after the BIOS when you boot? I'd love to take that time off of my boot.
Yea, in my UEFI I have to go to the boot tab > Option Rom Messages > Set to Keep current. It will no longer show you the press crtl + i screen at boot.

Hmmm, wondered what that option was for.
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He has a RAID 0 array, if he changes to AHCI then bye bye array lol.

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Hi Roman5, can see that the chipset driver in the gigabyte site are dated 2009 and this is a link to the latest series 7 chipset for your MB which obviously includes latest driver for your sata: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/raid_windows.aspx
not sure if could make a difference in your speeds but it is always better to update to the latest and also beneficial to your MB . Always use your OS drive on sata 0 port even so it should not make any difference. Please repost your results after the update. Thank you for the link
Good Luck
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Did you find an answer to the RST driver question?
Today I installed a Samsung 830 256gb drive as the OS/App drive in my PC. Clean Win 7 install with AHCI setting. Everything seems to be working fine, and I selected the Samsung Magician recommended perf settings, and Magician shows the firmware is the latest, so no need to update.
But I keep reading on the web, that I should install/update the RST driver. Do I really need to do this? How do I know if it was done already? Looking for some guidance on this from anyone familiar with RST driver requirements - thanks. (By the way, I installed the SSD on the Sata II ports of my motherboard, because I read the Marvell Sata III ports are not good.)
My PC
CPU: Intel i7-950
Motherboard: Gigabyte x58A-UD3R
SSD: Samsung 830 256gb

Still looking for the RST answer myself.

Also, is it recommended I install the Magician software? I'm trying to keep the new install as clean as possible and am wondering if it's useful or more bloat? Do the performance settings in Magician actually help things like load times (PC boot and software)?

Finally, I still haven't touched my old HDD that had my original Windows install - newb question on process for reformating it: should I just connect it to the SATA port and boot up my pc (with the SSD as the primary boot drive) and then reformat the partition in Windows?

P.S. I am loving the drive. I really wish I had made this upgrade earlier.
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Still looking for the RST answer myself.
Also, is it recommended I install the Magician software? I'm trying to keep the new install as clean as possible and am wondering if it's useful or more bloat? Do the performance settings in Magician actually help things like load times (PC boot and software)?
Finally, I still haven't touched my old HDD that had my original Windows install - newb question on process for reformating it: should I just connect it to the SATA port and boot up my pc (with the SSD as the primary boot drive) and then reformat the partition in Windows?
P.S. I am loving the drive. I really wish I had made this upgrade earlier.

Yeah, I burnt up several hours on the web looking for clarity on the RST situation, with not much luck. I need to run some benchmarks, but for now I am holding off on any RST driver installs.

As for the Samsung Magician software, it is useful. Magician has functionality to review and change your OS setting to best work with the SSD - the typical things you would normally do without Magician, such as turning off defrag, clean up temp files, etc. It also has functionality to do performance optimization on the SSD and provides some stats. Probably not as good as something like AS SSD though. Also, it can be used to check if the firmware is the latest (mine was) and update if desired.

Not sure how much space Magician takes up, but after tuning my SSD for space (turning off restore points, reducing pagefile size, deleting some files) - my Windows 7 Pro install is down to 11.8gb in size.
    
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Originally Posted by MLJS54 View Post

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Originally Posted by Indio22 View Post

Did you find an answer to the RST driver question?
Today I installed a Samsung 830 256gb drive as the OS/App drive in my PC. Clean Win 7 install with AHCI setting. Everything seems to be working fine, and I selected the Samsung Magician recommended perf settings, and Magician shows the firmware is the latest, so no need to update.
But I keep reading on the web, that I should install/update the RST driver. Do I really need to do this? How do I know if it was done already? Looking for some guidance on this from anyone familiar with RST driver requirements - thanks. (By the way, I installed the SSD on the Sata II ports of my motherboard, because I read the Marvell Sata III ports are not good.)
My PC
CPU: Intel i7-950
Motherboard: Gigabyte x58A-UD3R
SSD: Samsung 830 256gb

Still looking for the RST answer myself.
Needs to be downloaded manually, Windows does not update it.
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Also, is it recommended I install the Magician software? I'm trying to keep the new install as clean as possible and am wondering if it's useful or more bloat? Do the performance settings in Magician actually help things like load times (PC boot and software)?
Doesn't matter really.
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Finally, I still haven't touched my old HDD that had my original Windows install - newb question on process for reformating it: should I just connect it to the SATA port and boot up my pc (with the SSD as the primary boot drive) and then reformat the partition in Windows?

P.S. I am loving the drive. I really wish I had made this upgrade earlier.
Yea pretty much it. Just delete the old OS partition after you backup all the data on it.
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Originally Posted by MLJS54 View Post

Still looking for the RST answer myself.
Also, is it recommended I install the Magician software? I'm trying to keep the new install as clean as possible and am wondering if it's useful or more bloat? Do the performance settings in Magician actually help things like load times (PC boot and software)?
Finally, I still haven't touched my old HDD that had my original Windows install - newb question on process for reformating it: should I just connect it to the SATA port and boot up my pc (with the SSD as the primary boot drive) and then reformat the partition in Windows?
P.S. I am loving the drive. I really wish I had made this upgrade earlier.

I install RST myself. I believe it has the updated AHCI driver, which I believe replaces the Microsoft AHCI driver.

The only time I install the magician software is when I want to check for new firmware. Besides that I don't find any use for it. I tweak my own system for SSD performance. And some stuff you really don't even need to touch. Like defrag, I go into services and disable it, but really once windows recognizes the SSD it won't perform a defrag on it. I also turn off hibernate, and disable system protection (restore points) to add some space. I should note, I don't touch the page index or superfresh. I leave them be.
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