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Windows 7: Solid State Drives

05 Jan 2010   #41

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To the OP:

I you haven't read this yet, things are changing in SSDs....right now you need to go with Intel or an Indilinx controlled SSD. Now there are "SandForce" controllers. These are fast becoming the best. Even to Intel's standards. I would read this and Anand's other articles. You will learn more than you could ever imagine.

AnandTech: OCZ's Vertex 2 Pro Preview: The Fastest MLC SSD We've Ever Tested

Thanks for the link. I read Anand's articles regularly but i guess with the holidays I missed that one. Things seem to be moving into the right direction.
Yes they do. I will be watching this closely. This year will bring big changes in SSDs just like last year. It's getting very interesting. SandForce is innovating and keeping Intel honest. I have a feeling Intel will be getting some fierce competition this year just like Indilinx did last year. I have 2 Patriot Torqx drives, one has been on for about 6 months and the other about 3 months. They have the latest firmware and I have NO complaints. The better ones coming are very exciting.

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05 Jan 2010   #42
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

IceFire, I think the problem is that Intel had problems with their Trim firmware. If I remember right, they withdrew it from the market. My 80GB Intel has no Trim either ( I got it for $190 at the time, but right now it has no promo code, keep checking anyhow frequently ( )) and the OCZ Vertex I had to flash to FW level 1.4. in order to get it.
Cleaning the drive each month may work for you, especially if you image the whole drive so that it is really easy to reload ( ).

Update: IceFire, it just appeared to me that the SSD I linked will not work for you because it is a 1.8" and you most probably need a 2.5" form factor. I put it into a Desktop bay where it does not make any difference.
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19 Aug 2011   #43

Dual booting: Ubuntu 10.10 & Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

You might want to check out the video in my thread:

Launch all programs in the start menu all at once possibly using batch

...and I might as well insert the video down here.

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