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Windows 7: advice on SSD

30 Sep 2010   #1
benzmann

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
advice on SSD

hey guys, i have a question, i am thinking of getting a SSD drive for my pc, and i read that my mobo does not support AHCI



so basicly what i am asking, would i get better OS performance and game performance with SSD even if my mobo doesnt support AHCI ?

all intel on this would be appriciated.


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30 Sep 2010   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Even in IDE mode you'll notice a significant difference.
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30 Sep 2010   #3
benzmann

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

so i will see more performance with OS and games installed on the SSD, if i will buy a SSD for my PC even if my board does not support AHCI ? :P
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30 Sep 2010   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

yes
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30 Sep 2010   #5
benzmann

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

kk cheers
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30 Sep 2010   #6
benzmann

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

but AHCI is needed for TRIM right ?, what is this trim, never got to understand it right...
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30 Sep 2010   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

TRIM basically clears data blocks that are no longer in use. Have a read here: Trim available in IDE and AHCI?
What SSD are you looking at buying?

edit: apparantly, TRIM will work in IDE mode...

Quote:
TRIM is non-specific to either SATA controller mode, and will work equally well in both IDE and AHCI-mode. Benchmark Reviews will soon publish a detailed report that illustrates the recovery levels for each SSD controller tested here.
source
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01 Oct 2010   #8
benzmann

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

either PNY or Intel
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01 Oct 2010   #9
benzmann

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

well one of these i am thinking of getting, wich one do u reccomend ?
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....at201300050005
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01 Oct 2010   #10
MK2

 
 

Hi,

Here's a great benchmark where you can compare the performance of different drives: Bench - SSD - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

Another very good SSD to consider is the OCZ Vertex 2 one of the fastest SSD's at the moment, here's a review: OCZ Vertex 2 SSD review

It's on offer at Newegg at the moment: Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Good luck with choosing!

MK2
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