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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

31 May 2011   #1541
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I may be wrong but I believe the iastor driver is in the IRST package. It should be on your motherboard site or can be downloaded from Intel. (Intel Rapid Storage).


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31 May 2011   #1542
Hopalong X

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Hopalong, I had the same problem. That's why I use parted Magic. But, with the toolbox I had to unplug the power cable to the SSD with the toolbox open. Then restart the computer, open the toolbox, then with the toolbox open plug the power cable back in, and click refresh. That was the only way I could get it to work. YMMV. The Intel website says it works much better with the Intel ahci driver installed, iastor. My SSD seems to work better with the msahci driver. It tests better with iastor but works better with msahci. Again, YMMV.
I just tried this. Last night when I tried it I had forgotten to go back to AHCI. Too tired. LOL

I found a driver at Intel but it said it was for INTEL moboards. Intel Autodetect says I have the right drivers.

I'm going to get my coffee and burn a Pmagic disk next.

Thanks Essenbe.
Mike

I could have had the system installed with all the time wasted trying to Secure Erase.
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31 May 2011   #1543
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I would suggest re reading the OCZ instructions again. Also, to make it easier unplug the SSD before booting into the CD. After it has completely loaded replug the SSD in. Also if you get a message during the procedd about enhanced secure erase, answer no. the only difference is enhanced is a 'military grade' SE. Some people say it could remove the firmware also, although I find that doubtful.
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31 May 2011   #1544
Hopalong X

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

Okay.
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31 May 2011   #1545
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Does OK mean you did it?
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31 May 2011   #1546
Hopalong X

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

Okay I was following your posted directions. Reread OCZ page and burn disk etc.

Burned disk. Unplugged SSD and completely loaded Parted Magic disk. Replugged SSD. Went to Start>Tools> erase per instructions at OCZ and with the software.
Found same directions on the disk same as OCZ. Easy to follow.

Still locked. "Cannot erase. Locked by Bios." is what was stated.

Closed erase window, not Pmagic, plugged and unplugged SSD same message Locked.
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31 May 2011   #1547
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Don't know what to say. That has never happened to me. Try one more time. Plug back in at the start screen then go to HD erase. That's the only suggestion I have. Shut down first, unplug then boot into disk.
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31 May 2011   #1548
Hopalong X

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

Okay, thanks.
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31 May 2011   #1549
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Did you delete the partition before trying? I think that has to be done.
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31 May 2011   #1550
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hopalong X:

when I first got my Intel X25 I remember having a very similar issue. For me, I had to set my BIOS to IDE mode (like you have tried) and I also had to enable a feature in the BIOS called "Legacy Mode" for IDE. That got me to a point, where I could use the Secure Erase app to blank out the drive.

At work, when I recently tried to do the same thing with an intel 320 series, I eventually connected the drive to another computer using an eSATA external dock and was able to run the secure erase on it. I wasn't able to do it through USB 2.0 from that same dock however.

It seems these things can really be a pain to secure erase. Wish it were easier.
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