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New SSD and new Win7, do i need to format?

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Buddy is telling me I need to use my other PC to format the drive, but I was just reading online that pretty much the Windows 7 installation will take care of that for me. What to do?

Also, what about flashing it for the new firmware?

It's a OCZ Vertex 30 gig.
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post #2 of 10
That's correct, you can format from within the Windows installation.

As for flashing it for new firmware, what firmware is on it already?
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post #3 of 10
most likely youll have to format.

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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
That's correct, you can format from within the Windows installation.

As for flashing it for new firmware, what firmware is on it already?
Not sure. Never had a SSD before. I'm wondering if I run the serial somewhere it might tell me? Otherwise, no clue.
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post #5 of 10
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And my buddy mentioned something about AHCI? and APIC in Bios?
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post #6 of 10
Go to your bios and check if your running your sata as IDE or AHCI, it will give you NCQ and Hot-Plugging advantages and it will also give you performance boost
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Originally Posted by ukic View Post
Go to your bios and check if your running your sata as IDE or AHCI, it will give you NCQ and Hot-Plugging advantages and it will also give you performance boost
I want AHCI right?
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Punker1234 View Post
I want AHCI right?
Yes you want ahci
post #9 of 10
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Sweet!
Thanks man, never dealt with SSD. I've setup a raid array and thats about it, so thanks! -Jeff
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post #10 of 10
if you do have problems with booting from switching from ide to ahci, you can follow a guide to fix it. Let me know if you need that guide. I have to find it hehe
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