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Windows 7: drivers for new SSD

16 Jan 2012   #11
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pulpwood007 View Post
... I'm always confused as to which drivers I should use on a new motherboard install: the ones on the Biostar website, AMD's website, and in some cases the native MS drivers...
My own approach is the following (on new install):
1) Make note of driver versions on the CD that came with the Motherboard
2) Check Motherboard website for any newer versions -- if found, download those (on another PC, of course)
3) Install the drivers from the motherboard CD, except with newer versions, install those as well. In my experience, the motherboard CD install program usually allows you to select which drivers to install.
4) Reboot PC. If still have Device Manager indications, install additional drivers from hardware manufacturer's websites.
5) Reboot PC. If still have Device Manager indications, use Windows Update to search for newer drivers.


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16 Jan 2012   #12
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Here are the drivers for your motherboard direct from Biostar.> A880G+ :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR

You will see drivers listed under "Serial ATA AHCI/RAID"

The drivers are for the motherboard for all the hard drives not just the SSD.
You probably have the newest but check the link to be sure.


By the way ATI Catalyst is for an AMD/ATI video card.
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16 Jan 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm lost. Is their a problem that pulpwood has with his/her computer? My understanding that everything is working properly. Also my understanding is you should not update drivers or motherboard bio just because their are new ones. Many time the updates are to fix a pacific problem some are having. If you don't have those pacific problems and things are working correctly I would leave it alone. Intel is not going to make SSD just for Intel boards. They want to sell them to everybody including AMD people.
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16 Jan 2012   #14
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm lost. Is their a problem that pulpwood has with his/her computer? My understanding that everything is working properly. Also my understanding is you should not update drivers or motherboard bio just because their are new ones. Many time the updates are to fix a pacific problem some are having. If you don't have those pacific problems and things are working correctly I would leave it alone. Intel is not going to make SSD just for Intel boards. They want to sell them to everybody including AMD people.
That was my whole point glad someone came along that knows what i was talking about

This post is really confusing especially when the driver or firmware would be on the ssd site and drivers from the board site also the only limitations of any intel or amd device is the board and cpu other hardware is simply that hardware
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16 Jan 2012   #15
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pulpwood007 View Post
Biostar 880g+
AMD Phenom 4X
Intel 320 80GB

I did a clean install of Win 7 64bit. At this point I assume I'm running native MS drivers for the SSD.

I'm always confused as to which drivers I should use on a new motherboard install: the ones on the Biostar website, AMD's website, and in some cases the native MS drivers.

The Intel SSD and appears to be running fine. AS SSD shows seq read/write as 250/90.

The AMD website lists South Bridge, RAID, and SATA drivers. Should I have installed these?

Since the speeds look OK would I benefit from changing drivers at this point?

thanks,
No where does he mention firmware so I provided a direct link to his drivers at Biosatar if he needs them.

All he wanted really was confirmation on what he has installed the way I read it.
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You are good to go.
IF you want to check out the Biostar drivers I provided the link in my above post.

Otherwise enjoy.
Mike
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16 Jan 2012   #16
pulpwood007

Windows Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pulpwood007 View Post
Biostar 880g+
AMD Phenom 4X
Intel 320 80GB

I did a clean install of Win 7 64bit. At this point I assume I'm running native MS drivers for the SSD.

I'm always confused as to which drivers I should use on a new motherboard install: the ones on the Biostar website, AMD's website, and in some cases the native MS drivers.

The Intel SSD and appears to be running fine. AS SSD shows seq read/write as 250/90.

The AMD website lists South Bridge, RAID, and SATA drivers. Should I have installed these?

Since the speeds look OK would I benefit from changing drivers at this point?

thanks,
No where does he mention firmware so I provided a direct link to his drivers at Biosatar if he needs them.

All he wanted really was confirmation on what he has installed the way I read it.
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You are good to go.
IF you want to check out the Biostar drivers I provided the link in my above post.

Otherwise enjoy.
Mike
You are correct Sir! That's exactly what I was asking. I mentioned in the OP that the system was running fine. In fact just about the same AS SSD benchmarks as those ignatz posted. I'm happy and have a stable running system.

I had used the drivers that hopalong linked to from Biostar. I knew I had the latest SSD firmware so that wasn't an issue. I just wanted to confirm I had made the right choice and there wasn't an AMD driver that would improve the SSD.

I'll admit I've always had trouble with mobo driver selection. Sometimes there are unified packages and sometimes the individual drivers are downloaded one at a time. This time I was looking at drivers from three different sources: AMD, Intel, Biostar. And even the native drivers on the Win 7 install disk.

I appreciate everyones input and I will now just enjoy my new SSD. Thanks!
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16 Jan 2012   #17
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks for posting back.

I've been running my Intel 320 120GB since last May. I love it.

Take care.
Mike
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16 Jan 2012   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
I mentioned in the OP that the system was running fine.
Hmm, maybe there is something I do not understand. But in your case I would not chase a red herring but go do something useful.
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