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Hello All,
I just ordered a OCZ Vertex 4 256GB drive & plan to use it in my current setup (specs below) until I have the funds to complete a new build with an AHCI SATA III motherboard etc. Is there anything I need to know before I proceed with the install of Windows 7HP 64bit?
I've not quiet kept up on the latest tech & need a little assistance.
I thought I read somewhere that you should use the Microsoft drivers for AHCI/Trim support & that I should uninstall the nforce drivers & revert to the MS drivers.. & something about running in IDE mode?
Any tips-tweaks you can give to help me get the most from the Vertex until I can complete my new build.. I sure don't want to kill my first SSD!
Thanks, Phil B.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922
Motherboard: EVGA 680i SLI A2 122-CK-NF68
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz
Graphics Card: EVGA 8800GTS 640MB
System: Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB SATA 6 Gb/s 32MB Cache.
Storage: Seagate 250GB Barracuda 7200.10 SATA II 16MB Cache
RAM: OCZ 2x512 & 2x1GB Gold GX XTC PC2-6400.
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX650W
    
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I've always just used the drivers MS defaults to when installing Windows. You wont get any more than Sata II speeds (roughly 250-300 read/write) since thats as fast as your port is, but its still much faster than standard HDDs.
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To utilize Trim the Microsoft drivers should be used instead of the nvidia nforce ones or Trim will not function. The 680i doesnt support AHCI and will run in IDE mode, The Vertex 2 50gb i have with a 680i already reaches the sata II barrier so the performance difference wont be much. Once you have windows setup just make sure auto defrag is off for the ssd.
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I7-3820 4.5ghz EVGA X79 FTW XFX 7970 Geil Blackdragon 32gb 1666 
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Revodrive X2 240gb & Vertex 3 MI 120gb Thermalright Venomous X Archlinux & Windows 7 x64 Dell 2407WFP Rev. A04 
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EVGA G2 850w Silverstone TJ09 Razer Lachesis  Razer Destructor 
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I7-3820 ES EVGA X79 FTW XFX 7770 Geil Black Dragon 4x8gb 32gb 1600mhz 
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