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I need to use ocz toolbox to securely erase my SSD, but it gives me an error, and i read somewhere i need to install intels RST drivers for this function to work.

I tried to but it seems that it first needs AHCI to be enabled so RST can be installed. So i did the registry hack to enable AHCI on Windows prior to enabling it on BIOS, but after that i get a BSOD, right after the "Starting Windows" message.

The SSD doesnt host an OS, its just plugged it so it can be securely erased. The drive hosting the OS is an old Maxtor sata 1 drive. Maybe this doesnt support AHCI feature resulting in the BSOD? What can i do so that i can get RST up and running so that i can run that OCZ utility to get the Job done?

Also here's said BSOD, possibly pointing to the driver error.

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Did you change your setting in BIOS from IDE to AHCI?
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Yes of course. That's when this happens. If i se it back to IDE, i can get into Widnows. Back with AHCI i get that BSOD.
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Quote:
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This is exactly what i have already done. Plus i changed the IastorV value to 0 as advised here.

http://bourlas.alloenablog.com/2011/...ithout-format/
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post #6 of 8
why would you want to run in IDE mode in the first place? Your drives speeds suffer!

Here is what I would do:
Set AHCI in BIOS
Reformat/reinstall W7
install the AHCI Intel drivers
clear the SSD
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Formatting and starting from scratch is a huge step for me and quite drastical. At the moment all i want is to secure erase that drive. This system isnt even using Modern drives, so why even bother with AHCI? Maybe they dont even support it and thats why i''m getting BSOD'd.
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Forgetting what is previously said, i just want to ask at that point if ICH10R with RST/AHCI outperforms the SB850 w/AHCI.

It is mentioned elsewhere that SB850 might even be better...
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