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Hello everyone...
i know it's a nood question but i've been trying to install Win7 on my new
SSD (INTEL X25-M) and the setup requires a driver for Win7 to be installed on that SSD.
I've tried to find that driver on Intel's site but i think i'm blind and i can ]'t find it...
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I might just not know enough about SSD's but I think you don't need a driver installed on the SSD to install an OS on the drive.
Edited by andos - 3/2/11 at 12:54am
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with the SSD there was a disc but in that only pdf's are and no driver...
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I didn't need a driver to install win 7 ultimate 64bt on my X-25.

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Originally Posted by TRELOXELO View Post
with the SSD there was a disc but in that only pdf's are and no driver...
right, that is all warranty info.

If you want to, get Intel's SSD Toolbox. This will make the Intel branded SSD run faster in the Wndows 7 environment.

Once again, you do not need a driver for said SSD.

I would recommend that you set AHCI in BIOS, this is the best way to get the most out of your SSD, and once you are in AHCI mode, and have Windows 7 installed, download Intel's RST (Rapid Storage Technology) this will fix the "safely remove hardware" message, as well as help with drive speed.

link:: http://support.intel.com/support/chi...imsm/index.htm
Edited by t0adphr0g - 3/2/11 at 12:59am
post #6 of 12
try checking your MB manual... it might have something to do with the SATA ports you are using... you might have to install the drivers to a flash drive then upon windows install you will have to press F6 and install it...

checking Asus website now for the manual
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So before i do anything i need to set ACHI mode first and then win7 will be installed without any driver needed?
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post #8 of 12
you shouldn't need a driver period for SSD install... setting SATA to AHCI isn't a requirement but is recommended.... after windows install you can always switch it to AHCI with a few registry tweaks...

it's probably your storage configuration settings in your BIOS... or you just may need to install third party drivers(MB dependent not SSD dependent) prior to install

in your bios set your SATA configuration as Enhanced
in your bios set your Configure SATA as AHCI

if you have Configure SATA as RAID then you will need to install 3rd party drivers prior to windows install
Edited by 808MP5 - 3/2/11 at 1:21am
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post #9 of 12
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Ok guys...
thank u for your help...will try this settings on my bios.
thanks to all!
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hope you figure it out... after looking through the Manual for your board... i would guess it's just your bios settings... i've never heard of anyone needing a driver to install an SSD... i've installed them in multiple Desktops, laptops, and Macs and never needed a driver
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