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Windows 7: My first solid state.

07 May 2011   #11
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Panais,

You will not regret a SSD. Congratulations.

You would want to set your BIOS to use AHCI mode before you install the SSD and Windows 7 on it. AHCI will give you better performance and more features.

AHCI vs IDE

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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07 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Panais,

You will not regret a SSD. Congratulations.

You would want to set your BIOS to use AHCI mode before you install the SSD and Windows 7 on it. AHCI will give you better performance and more features.

AHCI vs IDE

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hi Brink,
And thanks again for everything!
I will print some of the <<advices>>,i want everything to work perfect.
I cant wait to start!
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I will post back again in this thread with news and more questions as always
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Do i will have to enable ANCI in windows also and how?
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07 May 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is some discussion as to what is best with a SSD AHCI brings you NCQ (not neccessary for a SSD) and hot plugging. Some say IDE is faster, I chose AHCI as at the time I was running HDD'S as well Since then I have swapped over to RAID

You might want to look here as well http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...l=1#post567554
This may be more up to date than the link in my last post
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07 May 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Do i have also to enable ANCI in windows after the OS installation and how?
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07 May 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

AHCI? if you set it in BIOS before the install then no it happens automatically
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09 May 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Ok i just order the ssd BUT...

Now i must wait for a few days.
The BAD thing for me is that....
I have read so many UGLY stuff in the internet about ssd+Windows 7=BSOD
And plus,also worries me (i don't trust) my <<old>> system,especially my motherboard ga-x38-ds4.
Ahhh! im confused and nervous!
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09 May 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Now i must wait for a few days.
The BAD thing for me is that....
I have read so many UGLY stuff in the internet about ssd+Windows 7=BSOD
And plus,also worries me (i don't trust) my <<old>> system,especially my motherboard ga-x38-ds4.
Ahhh! im confused and nervous!
I hate waiting lol and I can understand you, but there is only one way to find out I have vmy fingers crossed for you
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09 May 2011   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Now i must wait for a few days.
The BAD thing for me is that....
I have read so many UGLY stuff in the internet about ssd+Windows 7=BSOD
And plus,also worries me (i don't trust) my <<old>> system,especially my motherboard ga-x38-ds4.
Ahhh! im confused and nervous!
I hate waiting lol and I can understand you, but there is only one way to find out I have vmy fingers crossed for you
Thanks!
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09 May 2011   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Now i must wait for a few days.
The BAD thing for me is that....
I have read so many UGLY stuff in the internet about ssd+Windows 7=BSOD
And plus,also worries me (i don't trust) my <<old>> system,especially my motherboard ga-x38-ds4.
Ahhh! im confused and nervous!
As on who has an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD drive I can say without doubt that it runs flawlessly without issue. I've had mines since Dec of last year.

I'll put it this way SSD+Windows 7= Great maintenance free performance. In short I've done nothing to the drive other than install it and put the OS on it.

BTW those most of those horror stories are from tweak freaks who try to wring every ounce of performance out of everything they have, or are using them on Windows XP, which has its own set of problems with SSD drives - performance.

If you use the SSD as intended for everyday use you will have no problems - same as any other piece of hardware.

Again, all I had to do was install the SSD drive and install the OS (Win 7). Everything else is taken care of by Windows 7. And definitely use AHCI as Brink stated!!!
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09 May 2011   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Now i must wait for a few days.
The BAD thing for me is that....
I have read so many UGLY stuff in the internet about ssd+Windows 7=BSOD
And plus,also worries me (i don't trust) my <<old>> system,especially my motherboard ga-x38-ds4.
Ahhh! im confused and nervous!
As on who has an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD drive I can say without doubt that it runs flawlessly without issue. I've had mines since Dec of last year.

I'll put it this way SSD+Windows 7= Great maintenance free performance. In short I've done nothing to the drive other than install it and put the OS on it.

BTW those most of those horror stories are from tweak freaks who try to wring every ounce of performance out of everything they have, or are using them on Windows XP, which has its own set of problems with SSD drives - performance.

If you use the SSD as intended for everyday use you will have no problems - same as any other piece of hardware.

Again, all I had to do was install the SSD drive and install the OS (Win 7). Everything else is taken care of by Windows 7. And definitely use AHCI as Brink stated!!!
<<And plus,also worries me (i don't trust) my <<old>> system,especially my motherboard ga-x38-ds4.>>
Please view my Specs.
Any idea for that?
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