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I also like savehwid's, unfortunately I dont think I even have sata 2 it looks like sata 1 for me :(
============ RAID Devices ============ PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A20&SUBSYS_9043104D&REV_00\3&11583659&0&FA    Name: Intel® ICH10 Family 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 1 - 3A20    Hardware ID's:        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A20&SUBSYS_9043104D&REV_00        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A20&SUBSYS_9043104D        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A20&CC_01018F        PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A20&CC_0101

Will a SSD still help even if I dont have sata 2 or 3?

 

Or do I need rapid storage tech

 

BTW everything is super, just got a new router (thanks for asking)

Rick -

 

I am certain that the ICH10 is AT LEAST a SATA II interface. Maybe Sata III.

 

And YES, an SSD will make ANY Sata-based system boot faster, run faster, and shut down faster.

 

You will wonder how you ever did without it, once you get an SSD into your rig.

 

I am a BIG fan of the Samsung 830 series (I have a 64GB and 2 128GB) and all my stuff is Sata II, except for the add-in boards that use either sata III or PCIe (smokin!).

 

The Apricorn folks have a new model

 

http://www.apricorn.com/products/desktop-ssd-hdd-upgrade-kits/vel-solox2.html

 

that can RAID tow drives together on the Sata III bus. Remember that RAID controllers for the most part do NOT support TRIM.

 

BOTTOM LINE: get the biggest SSD you can afford, connect it to the fastest motherboard-based connection, and do a clean install of windows.

 

Awe-Some!

 

See you at Warp Speed, bro.

 

MARK STRELECKI

Atlanta, GA. USA

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Actually Crucial M4 & Intel 335 are pretty affordable.

 

You dont need ultrafast SSD, as Sata-II will bottleneck it anyway and ofcourse 95% modern SSD`s regardless of Brand are fatser than Sata-II

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Hi Lego,

 

I have never asked, but I wonder what did you mean by 'starting to fail'. Reason why I ask is because I have also bought Corsair SSD (as you have recommended :) and I use it only for OS+apps. If it fails I won't loose anything except I'll have to reinstall my OS+apps, but I still would like to know how SDD starts to fail.

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Hi, @Legolas2go

Do not forget to align when yo get the new ssd. Otherwise it will work like a standart Mechanic HDD :dizzy:

 

http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance

 

Interested, I'll have to check this.

I have published a small article some time ago for best practices for SSD drives, but didn't know about partition alignement.

http://www.wincert.net/tips/microsoft-windows/windows-7/3158-best-practices-for-ssd-disks-on-windows-7

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Hi Lego,

 

I have never asked, but I wonder what did you mean by 'starting to fail'. Reason why I ask is because I have also bought Corsair SSD (as you have recommended :) and I use it only for OS+apps. If it fails I won't loose anything except I'll have to reinstall my OS+apps, but I still would like to know how SDD starts to fail.

 

S.M.A.R.T told me everytime my computer switched on. Eventually, Windows 8 started telling me.

 

@Everyone

 

I received this today at 3:35 AM

 

 

Dear Liam, 

RMA number XXXXXXX has now been shipped by UPS. Your UPS tracking number is XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Our records show the following information on the return: 

Corsair Product:

 

CMFSSD-64GBG2D

Quantity Returned: 1

Shipped/Billed On: 01/17/2013

Type: Package

Weight: 0.20 kg

 

Tracking

 

A UPS shipping label has been created. Once the shipment arrives at our facility, the tracking status--including the scheduled delivery date--will be updated.

Updated: 01/17/2013 5:52 A.M. Eastern Time

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FYI: I have never had to align any SSD on my WIN 7 systems and I have had many many... in fact I do ALL my physical image testing using SSD's due to the significant time savings it gives me.

 

Here are some great guides: http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/

 

Here is another good guide: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?79848-THE-BASIC-GUIDE-amp-FAQ-ABC-for-OCZ-SSD

 

Here is info about alignment: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?79848-THE-BASIC-GUIDE-amp-FAQ-ABC-for-OCZ-SSD&p=567558&viewfull=1#post567558

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My SSD is 'Out-for-delivery' and i've already started to prepare my Windows 8 disk ready for installation. I can't believe Windows 8 already has like 61 updates already :/

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My SSD is 'Out-for-delivery' and i've already started to prepare my Windows 8 disk ready for installation. I can't believe Windows 8 already has like 61 updates already :/

 

My Hotfix folder is up to 977MB.  Next patch day, it will more than likely be over the 1GB mark!  It's just crazy how much of Win8 has been changed in just a few short months.  Not good.

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I knew that (Wait untill you find out that MS is not making service packs anymore either.....)

 

Is windows 8 going to be the next VISTA(full of security holes and hundreds of updates each month).I was planning to upgrade to windows 8 this month but the updates...............

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