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I think that this utility is for the following types of people:
  • People who are way too busy (who feel like they never have any free time)
  • People who don't know what they're doing
  • People who don't look at message boards like OCN
  • People who couldn't possibly care less
  • People who care and have plenty of time, but are too lazy to do it any other way
But wouldn't those be the very same people who would not install an SSD since they must open the case AND reinstall Windows 7 and their apps?
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But wouldn't those be the very same people who would not install an SSD since they must open the case AND reinstall Windows 7 and their apps?
lol if only.
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It does nothing you cannot do by hand and have more control... Dunno what the 'pro' version does that cannot be done by hand, either.
Having lived in Asia much of my adult life, I tend to speak or voice my opinions indirectly and even obliquely at times. (unlike TwoCables I guess )

Basically TwoCables articulated my position nicely but I just wanted to elicit a response from the Man Himself (M-M). I never trust any "Fix-It" software besides maybe CCleaner and the like. It's kinda like trusting Norton to fix your computer.
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My thanks to everyone, as this thresd has been most eye opening. Nothing but good stuff.
Sorry I haven't responded sooner. Have been out of pocket for about 5 days due to bug I picked up from great granddaughters(2), we had been caring for a few days.
My SSD had been on shelve since the holidays (On sale from NE, Intel X25-M 120GB, G2 ver.
Kit came with adapter, CD software which allows one to make image of C drive and transfer to SSD. Win7-64bit and all programs are on SSD within minutes.
Here is how I did it:
Made all changes to current OS manually using Magic-Man as Aid
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SSD Tweek Utility

I think this may answer how great the program is. Like others have said....scary programs.
    
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Quick question, my friend has a new Dell Latitude e6410. I see the Intel RST App in his tool bar. The issue is that in the device manager for the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller I only see a Ricoh PCIe SD/MMC Host Controller, and nothing from Intel.

Shouldn't I see the Intel RST drivers?

Would there be any issue with installing the intel ones as described in this tutorial?

Also, I did verify that the trim query is returning a 0, so that should be good.
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Quick question, my friend has a new Dell Latitude e6410. I see the Intel RST App in his tool bar. The issue is that in the device manager for the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller I only see a Ricoh PCIe SD/MMC Host Controller, and nothing from Intel.

Shouldn't I see the Intel RST drivers?

Would there be any issue with installing the intel ones as described in this tutorial?

Also, I did verify that the trim query is returning a 0, so that should be good.
You're right! It should say something that starts with "Intel(R)", and then the name of that listing should end with something like "AHCI Controller".

So, I do recommend installing it yourself. I personally recommend version 10.0.0.1046 of the driver. I tried 10.1.0.1008 which is the latest one, but my restart time was a little bit longer.

Here's the English-only version which is just a very simple installation process:

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/intel_rst_10.0.0.1046%28www.station-drivers.com%29.exe

The English-only version used to be on Station-Drivers.com, but they replaced it with the Multi-language version. Here's a link to it:

http://www.station-drivers.com/telec...ivers.com).exe

This is a self-extracting executable. If you choose to use this, then run the .exe named "iata_cd" (or "iata_cd.exe" depending on your Folder Options settings). That is, once you've extracted everything to a location of your choosing.

By the way, I can't help myself here; I need to nit-pick: it's not a tool bar. Instead, it is the "Notification Area" which is located on the "Taskbar". So, the area by the clock is the Notification Area, and the rest of the bar is called the Taskbar.
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You're right! It should say something that starts with "Intel(R)", and then the name of that listing should end with something like "AHCI Controller".

So, I do recommend installing it yourself. I personally recommend version 10.0.0.1046 of the driver. I tried 10.1.0.1008 which is the latest one, but my restart time was a little bit longer.
Sorry, I am not "up" on the drivers, but is the version you are talking about a Beta version? I didn't see the one you linked to on the Intel site.
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Sorry, I am not "up" on the drivers, but is the version you are talking about a Beta version? I didn't see the one you linked to on the Intel site.
Intel skipped from 9.6 to 10.1.0.1008 on their site for some reason (but I heard that Intel is known to slack off in this department), but 10.0.0.1046 is still an official WHQL-Certified release. I'm using it right now. For me, it's better than both 9.6 and 10.1.0.1008 because with 10.0.0.1046, my restart time is a little faster (than with either 9.6 or 10.1.0.1008).
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Intel skipped from 9.6 to 10.1.0.1008 on their site for some reason (but I heard that Intel is known to slack off in this department), but 10.0.0.1046 is still an official WHQL-Certified release. I'm using it right now. For me, it's better than both 9.6 and 10.1.0.1008 because with 10.0.0.1046, my restart time is a little faster (than with either 9.6 or 10.1.0.1008).
Not wishing to butt in here and hoping I'm not stepping on anyone's toes but I would definitely go with Two-Cables here. He has an exceedingly precise mind and a wealth of up-to-date information.

Additionally, he has save my sorry @$$ on more than one occasion.
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