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I'm pretty new to this. Just installed my new OCZ Vertex 2 120GB. I updated the firmware and enabled AHCI. Do these results seem about right to you guys?



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I don't know, but are you by chance using Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver version 9.6 or later?
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Doesn't seem like he is using either msachi nor iaStor. That is why something with AHCI is going on here I believe.
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Originally Posted by maximus20895 View Post
Doesn't seem like he is using either msachi nor iaStor. That is why something with AHCI is going on here I believe.
I don't understand what you're saying. Help?
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post #5 of 20
Look under the firmware (1.24) it says pciide which indicates the controller. That is not an AHCI driver and it just pertains to IDE..hint pci IDE. What should be there is msahci or iaStor. The msahci is windows' AHCI driver and the iaStor is Intel's driver.

While AHCI might be enabled via you bios, it seems you are no using it on the drive which is causing the slow speeds.

Go here and download the iaStor driver:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19607&ProdId=3061〈= eng

Then post back with results. Before you start them though note to see if it says iaStor where it currently says pciide. If it says iaStor that means that you successfully enabled AHCI on the drive and everything is working fine
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post #6 of 20
I am having a similar issue with my agility 2. I also show pciide. When I try to install iastor drivers the installer states that "the computer does not meet the minimum requirements" or somthing...
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post #7 of 20
Ah, okay. That means that AHCI is no enabled in the BIOS.

Just follow this and then install it:

http://www.ithinkdiff.com/how-to-ena...-installation/
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post #8 of 20
Those speeds aren't looking so great, something's up... AHCI...
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post #9 of 20
You failed to do the alignment. With Win 7 you should get a total score in the high 300's. My Vertex2 does 388, just for reference purposes.

Refer to the following, and read carefully: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...BC-for-OCZ-SSD
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post #10 of 20
The alignment is perfectly okay. If you look above the Firmware (1.24) You see it says 103424 K -OK which is the alignment Windows does the alignment in the install and you shouldn't have to do anything extra to make it align correctly.
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