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SSD recognition issues

I recently purchased a Premier Pro SP900 SSD. Got disk cloning software and transferred my OS to the SSD. The only problem is that it isnt as fast as I expected takes about a minute to start up. This was just disappointing until I tried the drive in my laptop and it started up in what seemed like 15 seconds. I suspect that my motherboard (M3970AM-HP) doesnt treat it like a SSD and I am sure that is having a serious effect on the performance off the SSD and might even have serious consequences for the lifespan of the drive. Any suggestions?
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  1. well if windows recognizes it as an ssd it wont be sawn in the defragment option. to maximize its performance ahci mast be selected over ide in bios. trim mast be enabled, defragment mast be stopped.also the are other option that would decrease ssd usage and increase its life span.such as disabling indexing, enable write caching and several more .there are several guides roaming around on internet.
  2. chris987 said:
    well if windows recognizes it as an ssd it wont be sawn in the defragment option. to maximize its performance ahci mast be selected over ide in bios. trim mast be enabled, defragment mast be stopped.also the are other option that would decrease ssd usage and increase its life span.such as disabling indexing, enable write caching and several more .there are several guides roaming around on internet.


    It is shown in the defragmentor. There are no options in the BIOS related to SSDs.
  3. in bios at disk options select ASCHI mode. there is not an ssd option. thre are two aschi and ide
  4. chris987 said:
    in bios at disk options select ASCHI mode. there is not an ssd option. thre are two aschi and ide


    I did have that option but trying that crashes on startup and I need to go change it back to the "RAID" default
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    well i guess better do new clean windows installl. cloning must have messed things up.you can also use utilities to measure your ssd performance like as ssd benchmark
  6. chris987 said:
    well i guess better do new clean windows installl. cloning must have messed things up.you can also use utilities to measure your ssd performance like as ssd benchmark


    So you think doing a clean windows install while having ACHI enabled will solve my problems?
  7. No need to re-install Windows. You just need to enable the AHCI drivers in Windows.

    If your SATA mode is currently RAID but you need AHCI, Try THIS.
    I had to take this ADDITIONAL STEP to finish the job.

    After making those adjustments, you can enable AHCI in the BIOS and safely boot into Windows.

    Yogi
  8. Y0GI said:
    No need to re-install Windows. You just need to enable the AHCI drivers in Windows.

    If your SATA mode is currently RAID but you need AHCI, Try THIS.
    I had to take this ADDITIONAL STEP to finish the job.

    After making those adjustments, you can enable AHCI in the BIOS and safely boot into Windows.

    Yogi


    I did that and it was running fine for a few hours but out of nowhere I get an action center message saying I had to repair my disk and it needed to restart to do it. I then restarted into an infinite loop of it failing to repair and restarting again. Every attempt at starting up gave me a blue screen and I eventually just had to reinstall windows. I guess that was kind of a fix but I dont know if it was related to the disk error that eventually caused the second problem.
  9. So, did the re-installation of Windows solve all of your problems?

    Yogi
  10. Y0GI said:
    So, did the re-installation of Windows solve all of your problems?

    Yogi


    Oh yes its considerably faster now. A clean windows install also fixed the problem of third party programs being unable to see the SSD. I have learned my lesson that disk cloning is usually going to lead to a lot of work for nothing.
  11. Glad to hear that

    Congrats!

    Yogi
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