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I have the ASUS Crosshair IV Formula board and I set the AHCI in the BIOS. That way I had more control over my SATA ports, AHCI vs IDE.

When you set AHCI in the BIOS, it comes up nicely under Devices.



I think that question answers itself. I have two of the Intel X25M SSD's and wouldn't consider choosing a 3rd party program over the Intel toolbox.

With that said, I am seeing so many elementary questions being asked here that were answered elsewhere in the thread.
Um, thanks guy. I have had an SSD for 5 days now and have read so many conflicting answers to my question so I thought I would post it here. I was kind of hoping two cables would have been the one to respond, I should have PM'd him, you're right there. Take care
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The only problem with PMing me is that my answer remains hidden in a private message instead of being available to others.


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Would you use SSD tweaker vs, Intel Tool Box and the optimization feature that comes with it? I can only use the Optimization part of the tool (which is suggested by intel to run at least once a week) if I uninstall my marvel driver and use the intel one instead, sorry not sure what it is called exactly. I am plugged into my SATA III port either way. Thanks.

Two cables your input would be awesome as well.
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver will only work for drives connected to the ports that are controlled by the Intel chipset. On top of that, AHCI mode has to be enabled.

So if you want to start using Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver, then connect the SSD to one of the 6 gray SATA ports, and then make sure AHCI mode is enabled for them.

If after this you are no longer using those red ports (or the single black port), then they can be disabled in the BIOS. The Marvell 9123 controller controls the red ports, and the JMicron controller controls the black one. Both of these can be found in the "Onboard Devices Configuration" in the Advanced tab of the BIOS.

Regarding using anything to automate the tweaks: I personally don't like anything doing anything for me that I can do myself. That way, I know what's done and what's not (I end up being 100% sure about it). If I use any software to do anything for me, then I end up wanting to check its work.
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Would you use SSD tweaker vs, Intel Tool Box and the optimization feature that comes with it? I can only use the Optimization part of the tool (which is suggested by intel to run at least once a week) if I uninstall my marvel driver and use the intel one instead, sorry not sure what it is called exactly. I am plugged into my SATA III port either way. Thanks.

Two cables your input would be awesome as well.
SSD Tweaker is by no means a replacement for Intel's Toolbox. All Tweaker does is allow the user to enable/disable certain Windows features (pre-fetch, boot tracking and the like) You run it once and that's it. (of course you can always go back and change things)
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we can stop a lot of writes that frankly, only an engineer would need (we leave the basic event logs alone).
Go to start/admin tools and select performance monitor.
Turning off all these logs keeps the Diagnostic Policy Service from starting. I didn't figure out which one specifically does it. This service is very useful for helping fix simple problems like a firewall setting needed by some program. It took me 8 hours of fishing through old system images and reconstructing my install procedure to find out that this is what broke it. Sometimes it's not worth messing with settings you don't know the ramifications of. It's certainly dangerous to advise others to do it.
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Turning off all these logs keeps the Diagnostic Policy Service from starting. I didn't figure out which one specifically does it. This service is very useful for helping fix simple problems like a firewall setting needed by some program. It took me 8 hours of fishing through old system images and reconstructing my install procedure to find out that this is what broke it. Sometimes it's not worth messing with settings you don't know the ramifications of. It's certainly dangerous to advise others to do it.
I agree with you 100%. Good post
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I didn't have any problems like that.



Besides, it's not like he's saying that it's not optional! He even says this: "If you are having issues, then I would not change the logging options. If not, then we can stop a lot of writes..."
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So if you want to start using Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver, then connect the SSD to one of the 6 gray SATA ports, and then make sure AHCI mode is enabled for them.

If after this you are no longer using those red ports (or the single black port), then they can be disabled in the BIOS. The Marvell 9123 controller controls the red ports, and the JMicron controller controls the black one. Both of these can be found in the "Onboard Devices Configuration" in the Advanced tab of the BIOS.
Suggestions:

1) Disable the JMicron controller for the black SATA port;

2) Use the Intel Toolbox;

3) Connect your SSD to SATA 1, not willy-nilly anywhere.

(Now, if you choose to disagree, please play nice.
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Willy-nilly! hehehe

I don't know anything about Intel's toolbox thing though. What does it do, or what does it offer?
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I don't know anything about Intel's toolbox thing though. What does it do, or what does it offer?
I'll make a list of things the Intel Toolbox can do - tomorrow, if that's OK. The meds I have just taken for this last surgical procedure have turned me into a drooling idiot.
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I'll make a list of things the Intel Toolbox can do - tomorrow, if that's OK. The meds I have just taken for this last surgical procedure have turned me into a drooling idiot.
Oh! So your meds have brought you back to normal, eh? hehehe

I mean, yeah it's all good.

(you gotta be careful what you tell me sometimes)
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