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hey guys,

i just received & installed a new ssd i bought.

i was wondering how it's doing.



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Bad. You don't have AHCI installed/enabled. Do that and post results.
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what is AHCI ?
    
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Also I have found that Crystal Disk Mark is FAR from accurate. I use the ATTO benchmark instead.
    
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post #5 of 19
Go into bios and look for something like "storage configuration" and set IDE to AHCI, boot into windows and it will install msahci drivers automatically. Done .

And post results then.
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ah i see, thanks a lot.

i will do that once i am home

what does AHCI do ?
    
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Also I have found that Crystal Disk Mark is FAR from accurate. I use the ATTO benchmark instead.
On the contrary it is atto that is inaccurate.Atto is highly compressible data,crystal is not and is more true to life.That is why atto results are so much better.

People don't realize that benchmarking degrades performance on a sandforce drive.Atto is the least likely to degrade performance.Crystal disk is nasty and will slow a sandforce drive after just 1 run.

Why do people spend hundreds of dollars on enthusiast equipment and they don't do any research as to how to install it.Ahci mode is a top priority BEFORE an ssd installation.
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post #9 of 19
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okay, so first i would need to enable my msahci through my registry right?
then reboot & enable it in my bios ?

would i need to re-install windows onto my SSD then? or would it be okay?

what if i have a 200GB HDD , from a decently old stock computer as a storage drive, would it effect anything?
    
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1.Usually u only need to enable it in bios
2.NO registry, its enabled by windows but check if its enabled.
3.no reinstalling off windows needed
4.200 gb hdd will not be affected
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