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Thanks to anyone kind enough to help me. I trust this community. You haven't steered me wrong yet. I regret that I'm a noob and can't contribute and help because honestly I'm new to pc components, software and technology. I messed up and installed my os ,apps, and still had around 32 gigs left for games. It's a 60 gig pyro, this build is for os, a few apps and games. It's a new build and I didn't check my bios which I now know comes default ide. I know there's a "fixit" by microsoft and a registry tweak that might work , but I would rather erase, wipe and align it if needed to just change the bios before I reinstall it. Haste really does makes waste. Is there anybody who has this line of ssd and can someone tell me how to clean and restore it to factory? A program like dban for ssd's and how to align which I'm just now learning about. Thanks again for any help.
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Originally Posted by Blittzin View Post

Thanks to anyone kind enough to help me. I trust this community. You haven't steered me wrong yet. I regret that I'm a noob and can't contribute and help because honestly I'm new to pc components, software and technology. I messed up and installed my os ,apps, and still had around 32 gigs left for games. It's a 60 gig pyro, this build is for os, a few apps and games. It's a new build and I didn't check my bios which I now know comes default ide. I know there's a "fixit" by microsoft and a registry tweak that might work , but I would rather erase, wipe and align it if needed to just change the bios before I reinstall it. Haste really does makes waste. Is there anybody who has this line of ssd and can someone tell me how to clean and restore it to factory? A program like dban for ssd's and how to align which I'm just now learning about. Thanks again for any help.

First off, it may be aligned correctly, if so there is absolutely no need what so ever to reinstall!

Post a screen shot of AS SSD so I can check it out. http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?cat_id=4&file_id=9

If it is simply in IDE mode just do this:

Change to AHCI from IDE Mode after Installation:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  3. Now type Regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window. (If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.)
  4. Locate and then click the following registry sub key:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci
    
  5. In the right pane right-click Start in the Name column and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
  7. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
  8. Restart your computer
  9. Go to UEFI/BIOS and enable AHCI, Save & Reboot
  10. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.

If you still want to reinstall then just follow my guide here:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds

If you want to do a secure erase which you do not need to do, trust me you don't, then follow my "How to: Secure Erase Your SSD!" in the third post of my guide.
post #3 of 15
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Thanks for helping me. I was apprehensive about alignment. Your method is a lot faster and simpler than running a tool to wipe etc... I'm so noob I'm not sure what you mean by AS SSD. It's in a gigabyte 990fxa-ud5 sata port 0. It's a small drive but I only play a few games 10 gigs at the most and have 15 gigs left for "expansion". I'll post the screenshot but I'm embarassed to say I'm not sure what AS is. 60 gig drives are as close to too small as you can get by with. For anybody asking, I recommend 80 and 90 gigs and up. I have my hands full with this motherboard, it's a beast and I can't get it to run the 1866 mhz corsair ram and the board came with the bios update. They misrepresented this board by not putting OC by any ram speed over 1333 in the specifications on several companies websites that sell this line of mobo's. Thanks again your help and time is greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for helping me. I was apprehensive about alignment. Your method is a lot faster and simpler than running a tool to wipe etc... I'm so noob I'm not sure what you mean by AS SSD.

AS SSD is just the name of a SSD benchmark program I linked. In the top left corner when you open it up it shows information pertaining to your alignment, SSD, and the SATA mode your motherboard is set to...please post a screenshot of it up soon.
post #5 of 15
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Ok, I'm going to set up the new rig with the ssd issue along with the pc I'm on now. I'm not networked at home and I keep the pc I'm on now in Dallas so I can game at school. After I get the ssd to run with the registry fix, I still have what seems to be a widespread problem with this board not running ram at the proper speed no matter slots are used. A lot of other people are having the same issue. I have 1866 but the bios flashes a red warning even though the bios has the setting and option for 1600, 1866 etc..... but that's going to take alot of time to work out and I'm gettin' ahead of myself. Thanks again for your time and help. I'll post the benchmark as soon as I get this drive issue fixed.
post #6 of 15
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I appreciate your help. I did kind of a test run on this pc. I'm kind of leery of the registry. I've never messed with it, but I knew the day would come that I would need to. I'm including a screenshot of the registry folder I think you are talking about. I just wanted to make sure I'm modifying the right one. I don't like vista and the other pc has windows 7. Vista I think has no group policy options and my mmc is not viewable on vista for some reason. Anyway, here's where I'm at now. It's a matter of following your steps on the other pc then I still have this ram issue to deal with. Thanks for your patience and help. regedit.JPG 92k .JPG file
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I appreciate your help. I did kind of a test run on this pc. I'm kind of leery of the registry. I've never messed with it, but I knew the day would come that I would need to. I'm including a screenshot of the registry folder I think you are talking about. I just wanted to make sure I'm modifying the right one. I don't like vista and the other pc has windows 7. Vista I think has no group policy options and my mmc is not viewable on vista for some reason. Anyway, here's where I'm at now. It's a matter of following your steps on the other pc then I still have this ram issue to deal with. Thanks for your patience and help. regedit.JPG 92k .JPG file

You're almost there, open the services tab then select MSAHCI folder. change start to a 0 as stated above. Then reboot and just hop into your bios and change your controller to AHCI mode. I just did it, took all of 5 minutes, and made a world of difference.



On another note... Sean, being the scrub I am, I set my rig up in IDE, not realizing it, your little tweak fixed it and my speeds increased pretty far. Thanks. You get so many PMs because apparently you must be awesome at configuring SSDs. LOL

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Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
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256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel 3630QM GTX 680m SLi 16gb ddr3 1866mhz 256gb Samsung SSD 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
256gb Samsung SSD 750gb WD Black DVD/RW/BluRay notepal U3 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 18.4" 1080p 330watt power Brick Alienware M18x-R2 Chassis Black 
Mouse
Logitech G500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i&-2720QM HP GM67 Quadro 1000M Generic 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
7200RPM CD/DVD-RW Stock Win 7 Professional X64 
MonitorCase
15.6" 1920x1080 & 22" Dell External 1680x1050 HP Elitebook 
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post #8 of 15
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That's cool. I hope I can do this registry thing. I've had to devote my time since my parents got their first pc to academia. I got by on slight overclocks on simpler boards. I've never had the time to really learn much about IT, registry, component architecture etc..... I hope I can pull this off it looks like it made a big difference after the reg fix. My limited knowledge is limited to ddr2, dual cores, and motherboards that don't have half the technology the new boards have. I'm gonna see if I can find the file now that I know you're on. Thanks again. biggrin.gif
post #9 of 15
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I have a question before I do this and I hope I'm not too much of a pain in the south end of a north bound donkey. I'm just looking over my bios settings b4 I do the fix. I moved my optical drive to one of the last ports before the two gsata ports maybe port 5 or 6. OnChip sata port 4/5 type isn't highlighted now and onchip sata raid 5 support isn't highlighted either but it's set to enabled it'slike the bios locked me out. I don't plan on running raid or not anytime soon is that setting ok? I don't think running my optical drive as ide will hurt. The two settings I think that matter most considering what I'm trying to do are the onchip sata controller which is set to enabled and onchip sata type which shows native ide. After I apply the fix what would my setting be for those? I forgot to ask about ahci mode for trim support. I'm totally way behind in this kind of stuff.
post #10 of 15
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I think I fubarred it. This is an after shot of the benchmark. I guess I messed up the registry. The drive might need alignment. I really messed up by not setting the bios properly. Thanks for all your help. as-ssd-bench Patriot Pyro SE 1.28.2012 11-47-17 AM.png 31k .png file
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