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post #11 of 28
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Uninstalled.
Rebooted.
Prompted to reboot again upon login.
Rebooted.

Computer management > device manager > disk drives > right clicked Intel SSD > properties > driver:

Provider: Microsoft
Date: 6/21/2006
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows

Computer management > device manager > ide ata/atapi controllers > standard ahci 1.0 serial ata controller
Provider: MS
Driver date: 6/21/2006
Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Signer: MS Windows

Two different versions... each from 6 years ago.

Is that normal? Is there a place where I'm supposed to get a "later" version of the MS driver, or is this 2006 one the one you guys said I should have?

Thanks
post #12 of 28
normal
post #13 of 28
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Nope.

Uninstalling RST didn't do anything, got the freeze today for 15sec after coming back from work within 30 min of useage.
post #14 of 28
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Do I reinstall RST before doing the LPM stuff mentioned above?

Also, do I disable ALL ports?

I assume I'd ant to disable only the one SSD is on, but how can I confirm what port the SSD is on?
I went to device manager, and disk management, and I can see which "disk" it is (0,1,2, etc), but I was also reading these the other day (cause I never did them)
Quote:
Booting and partitioning of GPT for Windows 7:

Boot from the Windows 7 install media (You must initiate this boot from a device labeled as a UEFI device, or the installation of Windows 7 will produce an error that the OS cannot be installed to a GPT partition) These UEFI boot devices will have a prefix UEFI: "name of your device", and show as a boot option in your UEFI.
After booting to the UEFI device you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
Type diskpart, press Enter
Type lis dis , press Enter
Type sel dis X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
Type cle, press Enter
Type convert gpt, press Enter
Type cre par efi size=100, press Enter
Type for quick fs=fat32 label="ESP", press Enter
Type cre par msr size=128, press Enter
Type cre par pri align=4096 , press Enter
Type for quick fs=ntfs label="SYSTEM", press Enter
Type ass letter=C noerr, press Enter
Type exi, press Enter

Noticed that my SSD shows up as a different # there then in DISK manager..... So i wanna be sure i actually disable the SSD one properly (unless I might as well do all?)

let me know.

thx for the help so far.
post #15 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by chapman2012 View Post

Do I reinstall RST before doing the LPM stuff mentioned above?

Also, do I disable ALL ports?

I assume I'd ant to disable only the one SSD is on, but how can I confirm what port the SSD is on?
I went to device manager, and disk management, and I can see which "disk" it is (0,1,2, etc), but I was also reading these the other day (cause I never did them)
Quote:
Booting and partitioning of GPT for Windows 7:

Boot from the Windows 7 install media (You must initiate this boot from a device labeled as a UEFI device, or the installation of Windows 7 will produce an error that the OS cannot be installed to a GPT partition) These UEFI boot devices will have a prefix UEFI: "name of your device", and show as a boot option in your UEFI.
After booting to the UEFI device you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
Type diskpart, press Enter
Type lis dis , press Enter
Type sel dis X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
Type cle, press Enter
Type convert gpt, press Enter
Type cre par efi size=100, press Enter
Type for quick fs=fat32 label="ESP", press Enter
Type cre par msr size=128, press Enter
Type cre par pri align=4096 , press Enter
Type for quick fs=ntfs label="SYSTEM", press Enter
Type ass letter=C noerr, press Enter
Type exi, press Enter

Noticed that my SSD shows up as a different # there then in DISK manager..... So i wanna be sure i actually disable the SSD one properly (unless I might as well do all?)

let me know.

thx for the help so far.

Before doing all of the regisrty edits for LPM, check one setting in windows power management first. Look at the option in "Power Options"; Advanced section, for HDD, and ensure that the setting for "Turn Off Hard Disk After" is set to "Never". Sometimes, windows puts the drive (any HDD/SSD) into a low power state, or off state, and an SSD doesn't respond to the "wake" command issued by the OS. The edits to the registry basically tell the OS not to put items connected to the SATA Ports, and the SATA Ports themselves to sleep, through selective shutdown.

Sometimes (but not always), it is enough just to not let windows turn the drive off, maintaing power to the drive.
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post #16 of 28
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Well its set to sleep mode after 10 min because I have many 7200RPM drives for media, that I don't want spinning every time I'm on the comp...

Its my understanding that it sleeps when its not in use, so since SSD is the OS drive, always in use, it wouldn't sleep (freeze) unless theres no activity, and these freezes happen even when I'm in game...

so that can't be it.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by chapman2012 View Post

Well its set to sleep mode after 10 min because I have many 7200RPM drives for media, that I don't want spinning every time I'm on the comp...

Its my understanding that it sleeps when its not in use, so since SSD is the OS drive, always in use, it wouldn't sleep (freeze) unless theres no activity, and these freezes happen even when I'm in game...

so that can't be it.

Sure it could. Even when gaming, with enough memory, the drive can be put into a low power state. The setting to never turn the drives off does not keep the drives spinning all the time. The drive does that on its own. All the setting does is never cut power to the drives controller. The drives will still spin down if not seeking for data.
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post #18 of 28
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Sure it could. Even when gaming, with enough memory, the drive can be put into a low power state. The setting to never turn the drives off does not keep the drives spinning all the time. The drive does that on its own. All the setting does is never cut power to the drives controller. The drives will still spin down if not seeking for data.

I really don't mean to argue with the experts, especially in a thread where I am seeking for help. But that is certainly not correct from my experience. I'm not talking about the SSD here, I'm talking about my normal 7200 Caviar Black HDDs for the setting you are recommending.

If I don't set it to "Sleep after 10min", then let's say I'm gaming for 2-3 hours, and then decide to double click my comp and then double click my D, E, F drives, the windows will load instantly, and I'll be able to load the contents in drive D, E F, pretty much instantly. So that implies, the drives never slept, or spun down, in the 2-3 hours I played a game off my SSD.

However, with the setting set to Sleep after 10min, if I play a game for 30+ min (ie: 2-3hours), and then go and double click either drive D, OR drive E, or DRIVE F, they won't load for a good 10sec (expected), because they are all spinning back up and giving me access to my content... this is what I want. I don't want to change this.

So you recommending changing it to sleep: never, will keep my HDDs spinning 24/7 and make my data instantly available.

So this option isn't really an option as it affects ALL my drives + SSD. I can understand your point of view and lower it to NEVER if I only had 1 drive (the SSD), but thats not the case here....

Am I misunderstanding you?
post #19 of 28
Setting sleep to never has never stopped my data drives from spinning down into a power save mode. Sleep is different than the entire situation you are describing.
post #20 of 28
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Ok slightly veering off topic, but that's ok. Learning!

So what did I just describe above then? Where my storage drives take 10sec to give me access if they haven't been touched in a while? Like I said, it happens only if "Sleep: ##" is turned on to something other than Never?

If "Sleep" doesn't prevent the drives from spinning down, what exactly does "Sleep" do? Because whatever it does, makes my data not accessible for 10+ second when I need it (which is fine, because I guess I'm using less power with Sleep set to Enabled).......
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