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I purchased the Crucial C300 64gb from Newegg on 3/31, When I recieved it I didn't really know much about SSD's and had to look up everything on how to set it up. I messed up a few times due to my RAID0 Config. and had to install Win7 a total of 5-6 times (can't be good for my SSD, thats around 60gb's written and erased within first 3 days). Should I RMA this one and get a new one? I benched it and it seems to be writing/reading @ its normal advertised speeds, but I don't know if I reformated everything correctly therefore decreasing its life.

Should I RMA this one or keep it? I got a few days to decide.

Thanks and +rep helpful for input

EDIT: Also Win7 Experiance Index only rates this SSD 7.6, others said they get a 7.9 rating with the same drive. (Not worried about this much)
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 4/21/11 at 4:19pm
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I had a similar issue when I got my first SSD (C300 64gb as well) and I probably installed Win7 about 5 times as well. I mean I know people say the "estimated drive health" programs aren't really reliable, but SSDLife tells me it's at 100% still. I think your SSD will be fine tho, I'd just make sure TRIM is turned on and I'd def follow any guide you can that will minimize writes to the drive.
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There's no need to RMA it

I've reinstall windows countless times on my SSD. If you ever hit the write/read limit on the SSD I'm sure there will be faster and better and even cheaper SSD's out. You'll just upgrade

    
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PS - Regarding the windows 7 experience, I think I get a 7.9 for my SSD, but do you have AHCI enabled? I know that having it enabled (instead of IDE) jacked up the score for me big time.
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PS - Regarding the windows 7 experience, I think I get a 7.9 for my SSD, but do you have AHCI enabled? I know having that enabled (instead of IDE) jacked up the score for me big time.
You want to have ACHI enabled if your using an SSD.

That's how TRIM works

Also this is what SSDLife reports for me

    
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Eer sorry I ment to say have it enabled! Edited my post!
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Yea I have it enabled, the first time I installed Win7 I got 7.9 WEI Score. When I set it up in AHCI, then switched to RAID0 It gave me 7.6, I also didn't disable indexing this time tho.
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Yea I have it enabled, the first time I installed Win7 I got 7.9 WEI Score. When I set it up in AHCI, then switched to RAID0 It gave me 7.6, I also didn't disable indexing this time tho.
That's because when you enable raid you lose the Trim functionality
    
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That's because when you enable raid you lose the Trim functionality
So should I stop my RAID0? And what are the benefits of TRIM??

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So should I stop my RAID0? And what are the benefits of TRIM??

+rep'd.
I'm confused. What do you have in Raid? Your SSD or your 2 other drives?
    
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