Quote: Originally Posted by exia
How can I tell if my SSD is in IDE mode? The above guide says I need to be in IDE mode, but my drive is a SATA drive obviously.
Thats in mobo bios. Hit DELETE at boot to enter bios. Save bios profile of current bios settings. Select default bios option if available. Reboot Enter bios again and you should see the 1 drive listed under IDE. choice
FW 1.5 Flash with CD.
Unplug all drives, but the one you want to flash. Plug it into the mobos SATA 0 port. IDE mode in bios
Set CD ROM as boot device.
When CD boots, flash file, hit 1>enter>Y>enter
You should get text saying done.
Turn off, disconnect power. remove 1st SSD and add 2nd SSD and repeat.
Flash should be quick in duration and should not damage any data on the disk.
The trick here is to burn the FW 1.5 iso file properly, so it will boot and flash.
Return your system to where it was physically and load back in the bios profile you saved.
GC works on its own, all by itself. Its in the SSD itself. Go into power managment, select "all power on" scheme, tell HD to never turn off. GC will operate whenever the puter is idle, logged on/off, it works when idle is the deal, needs 60min.
Now, a new OS install requires more.
And remember drives are only as good as the cpu. No moving parts, 1ms seek time.