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by JVM
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-M
Replies: 29
Views: 8072

Hi, Just installed my X25-M G2 (80Go) yesterday night. Installed windows 7 Ultimate on it in about 10 minutes, no trouble whatsoever. Have to install everything back on the drive but just using a browser and installing an anti-virus, it feels quite fast. Even opening a web page is faster. You click...
by JVM
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-M
Replies: 29
Views: 8072

Intel Intel has released an updated firmware (that had an issue with the updating tool) that includes native TRIM support. I have not followed the situation very closely but are you talking about an update for the data corruption issue that came with the TRIM firmware? I thought a new firmware was ...
by JVM
Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Pasive GT220 to replace 7600GT?
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

Looks very interesting, and with no additional power needed. I have the ECS 9600 GT and been very pleased with the card, also passive with Accelero heatsink.
by JVM
Fri Oct 30, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Noise (or Darn These Silent Computers)
Replies: 14
Views: 9729

No. I started noticing the noise before I applied the TRIM-containing firmware update. I'm pretty sure it'd been there since I first installed the SSD: I just didn't notice it (it's only during heavy disk use and is quiet enough that, if the air conditioning or heat was on at those moments, it coul...
by JVM
Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Noise (or Darn These Silent Computers)
Replies: 14
Views: 9729

Did this issue with noise start after the firmware update with TRIM?
by JVM
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Noise (or Darn These Silent Computers)
Replies: 14
Views: 9729

At some point, I might try under-volting the system to see if that helps. But, I think I'll start with the C1E and EIST settings green recommended from his link. I'm almost positive I turned those on at some point. Thanks. If I were you, I would first just disable CIE and see how it goes, unless th...
by JVM
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Noise (or Darn These Silent Computers)
Replies: 14
Views: 9729

I have an Intel 160GB SSD G2 as main drive and did two virus scans without hearing anything peculiar.
by JVM
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

I agree the Toolbox is useful for Smart data and diagnostic tools. I do not agree you need to run Optimizer with Windows 7 and MSAHCI driver; this is stated quite clearly in Intel's white paper. When using the latest Microsoft Windows* 7 operating system with Microsoft AHCI storage drivers the OS wi...
by JVM
Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

You are close, but I think missing one point. You do not need the Toolbox when having Windows 7 and MSAHCI storage driver. Therefore, you do not have to run Optimizer at all, not even once.

"Microsoft Windows* 7
Microsoft* AHCI
Native OS support (Intel® SSD Toolbox not required)"
by JVM
Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

What I don't understand is if we need to run the Optimizer with Windows 7 and Microsoft AHCI driver installed: "When using the latest Microsoft Windows* 7 operating system with Microsoft AHCI storage drivers the OS will contain native support to execute the Intel® SSD Optimizer on an Intel SSD wit...
by JVM
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

But why are only some affected and not everyone? Hard to say, but it's really embarrassing for Intel. It's already the second the firmware they screwed up. I'm glad my upgrade worked just fine. Still I wouldn't have done it, had I known about the issues. I guess I won't be an early adopter with the...
by JVM
Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 and SSD
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

I think prefetching has more to do with booting up than Superfetch. The only way to disable prefetching that I know of is by editing the registry.
by JVM
Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

But why are only some affected and not everyone?
by JVM
Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 and SSD
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

This may be splitting hairs, but it's possible for the services to be enabled and running but for them to decide to do nothing in reality. I'll readily admit that my understanding of Windows services is limited. However it seems to me a much cleaner solution to have the kernel start the services re...
by JVM
Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 and SSD
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Maybe I'm a little behind-the-times, but isn't Readyboost the only one of those that's supposed to be disabled? Superfetch (isn't this just the new name for Prefetch?) loads commonly-used stuff from the disk into RAM. RAM is still a lot faster than an SSD, so Superfetch is still something you want ...
by JVM
Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 and SSD
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Windows 7 and SSD

According to Microsoft Blog about Windows 7, Superfetch, Prefetch, and ReadyBoost are by default disabled in Windows 7 with SSD, well, most SSD drives, although apparently not Generation 1 SSD. I know with my Intel X25-M 160Gb SSD and rating of 7.8 in Windows 7 x64 those services are not disabled, t...
by JVM
Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 - Not a question thread, an answer one instead.
Replies: 22
Views: 6164

I liked XP, went to Vista and liked that better, and now have Windows 7 and like that better. But, there are a few things that bug me about Windows 7, just two things for the most part: 1. The Control Panel. Why did they change it from Vista is beyond me. I prefer the old style Control Panel in Vist...
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: x64 Speedfan question
Replies: 17
Views: 4838

what do you mean "screw up the control panel"? it is almost the same as it was in XP...which I liked much much mroe than how vista did it. I prefer the large list. Besides, if you knwo what you're looking for, its much easier to just type in "mouse" into the search start bar than go into the contro...
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

I suspect it will be a few years before SSD's, their firmware, and the OS drivers are as solid as magnetic hard drives. The technology is superior in everything but cost and stability at this point, and the stability is rapidly getting there. EDIT: As for your Intel X25-M boost, it's the firmware i...
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

And now with HD Tune before and after:

Before TRIM:
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After TRIM:
Image

Hooray for TRIM!
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

I just tested my Intel SSD after TRIM and quite a difference! Before TRIM and just 2 days of Windows 7 installation: http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/ambizytl/as-ssd-benchINTELSSDSA2M16010242009.png And now with TRIM installed: http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn70/ambizytl/as-ssd-benchINTE...
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

aztec wrote:some users on [H]ard forum and Intel Community site are reporting bricked SSDs after firmware.

might want to be a little cautious with this flash.
I did the firmware update on two SSD drives without any problems.
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

CA_Steve wrote:yep - it was your decision to go IDE and not AHCI that I was posting on...we agree on the driver.
I didn't go IDE, I set BIOS to AHCI before installing Windows 7.
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: x64 Speedfan question
Replies: 17
Views: 4838

I did it in Vista somehow, but I can't do it in Windows 7. Are you using Windows 7? Ah, I just remembered what I was doing wrong and managed to drag it to StartUp. yeah its win 7..as a gamer i really love it. I prefer ubuntu for evertything else, but the dual boot isn't really worth it to me so ive...
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: x64 Speedfan question
Replies: 17
Views: 4838

or even simpler..just add it to "startup" http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww220/ghebert478/speedfan_startup.jpg I tried to do that but can't drag SpeedFan to StartUp in Windows 7. When I start to drag Speedfan, Start collapses and no more StartUp folder. I did it in Vista somehow, but I can't do...
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: x64 Speedfan question
Replies: 17
Views: 4838

burebista wrote:Task Scheduler?

Image

Works like a charm here. :)
I tried that and for some reason it does not work. It was listed in Task Manager as shown in your picture. Maybe some other setting?
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

This is what Anand said: "There’s a major problem with TRIM today. The only Windows storage drivers to support it are written by Microsoft. The Intel Matrix Storage Manager (IMSM) driver will not pass the TRIM instruction to your SSD. This means you can't use anything but the drivers that ship wit...
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

I don't know if you can use TRIM without Microsoft drivers. You should read the Readme and all. Also, when updating the new firmware, you probably have to change the BIOS to IDE or Compatibility. I had to take it off AHCI. I just checked Anand's review and he says you must have Microsoft drivers in...
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

I don't know if you can use TRIM without Microsoft drivers. You should read the Readme and all. Also, when updating the new firmware, you probably have to change the BIOS to IDE or Compatibility. I had to take it off AHCI. I just checked Anand's review and he says you must have Microsoft drivers ins...
by JVM
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: TRIM is released...
Replies: 34
Views: 6062

TRIM is released...

Intel has released TRIM

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