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Want to Format Intel X-25M 160GB. Need to do anything special?

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I want to format tonight, and load a fresh copy of Win 7 SP1 on my box. I currently have a 160GB Intel X25-M SSD as my main HDD. Do I need to do any low level formatting or anything for best performance results? Or should I just format with the Windows Installer and install windows?

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You will love your Intel SSD.It runs so fast ,quiet and cool.Definately use ACHI Mode instead of IDE Mode.Disable degfrag services,system restore and indexing.Aswell as Superfetch.You really dont need any of those
Make sure you download the latest firmware from the Intel Site aswell as the latest Intel Toobox
Download from here

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...&FamilyId=3124

Here is a useful guide on performance tweaks to use in Windows 7 using an SSD

http://ssdtechnologyforum.com/thread...s-7-SSD-Tweaks
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Uh, pretty sure he's already been using it.

Since the drive supports TRIM you don't need to do a secure erase or anything.
Simple reinstall will suffice, with the Windows CD doing a quick format on the device.
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Im interested in the answer to this aswell as i did the normal re-install of windows and my ssd is now no-were as fast as it once was. Boot up time is slower with AHCI enabled for some reson. Just throwing my thoughts out there as this was my experience.
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http://www.overclock.net/ssd/929553-...p-secrets.html

Follow this guide when setting your SSD up. I did and I'm glad I took the time to do it right. Really made my computer snappy!
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