Originally Posted by Unit Igor
DOES THIS UNIT HAVE A SOUL
You are definitely in AHCI mode and SSD is not misaligned.But you have storahci driver which is pretty old.You should definitely install Intel RST 12.08 driver then please report back what boot time do you have.Download -.exe file then install it,or download zip file then go to device manager ,find storage controller driver and updated with 12.08
Will you change your SSD that really deepens on you.Crucial C300 and M4 was great SSDs but this new Crucial just dont have that awesomeness.
I follow notebook scene but this notebook never cache my eye.It seems to me like nice notebook for money you pay.Backlit keyboard,option for two drives,seven hours battery life ,only 2 kg.That is great great laptop.Are you satisfied with keyboard? does it captures space key every time?I ask this because my previous Asus have that problem.
Is screen total matte?And is it reliable?I see now on notebookcheck this notebook release a lot of heat under load.
I've done one reboot before installing the RST software and I've noticed the boot was much faster (24s with a ton of stuff like Origin, Steam, etc.). Then I've realized that in my battle to get Win8 to obey me I had to reinstall it several times yesterday and looking back at CrystalDiskInfo, that process has written nearly 160GB of data. Is it possible that the boot time was slow, because TRIM hadn't managed to tidy the drive up before? The temperatures remained the same, so I still might replace it with the Samsung SSD in the end.
As for the laptop, I don't have it long enough to really comment on reliability (10 days). My first impressions are really good, though. I bought it mainly because I needed a lighter and more compact replacement for my ASUS G74SX.
The display is much better than the G74SX – it's FullHD, matte and uses IPS technology. It was one of the main reasons why I went for this one, since I work with graphic and web design a lot.
Both the CPU and GPU are slower than what the previous one had (i7-2630QM and GTX560M – mainly faster because of a wider 192bit bus), but they're sufficient for the programs I use and lighter gaming. They're also much more power-efficient, which helps with the portability.
The keyboard is okay, I don't think it has missed out on a key-press, yet. There is a bit of flexing at the center, however, and it seems to have issues with ghosting in certain games (I've only noticed it in Jets'N'Guns so far, though I haven't played a lot of games on it so far).
Heat doesn't seem to be much of a problem, it idles lower than the G74SX and both light and heavy load temperatures are similar.
The only problem which I have is that one of its fans is making a quiet whirring noise that's driving me crazy. I've actually got a thread about this issue over at http://community.acer.com/t5/Ultra-Thin/V5-573G-Noisy-right-fan/m-p/244920#U244920
. If it turns out it can't be fixed, I think I will need to return this laptop, because that noise is enough to crush my already weak concentration. And that would be a damned shame
Anyway, thanks for your help and advice, guys