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Installing windows 7 Profecional on OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5

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August 22, 2010 9:48:28 PM

Hello.
I have a quetsion.
When installing Windows 7 Profecional to OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Should i set in BIOS AHCI?

According to this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox6DHlPQI-w
he told that (at time 4:32) to go to Onboard SATA controller and make changes to AHCI
Accoprding to him makes SSD runn as new all the time.
Can somone please explain?

I think i found additional explaining info at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5t8I4wDIbE
I hope it will also work with my SSD
(note: Windows not yet installed)
a b $ Windows 7
August 22, 2010 10:29:42 PM

I have the very same SSD as you and recently reinstalled windows on the SSD in place of my F3's.

AHCI works perfectly and boots much quicker all round - a fresh install will make windows recognise the SSD and disable Page files and indexing on that drive to prevent reducing the performance and life.
a b $ Windows 7
August 23, 2010 6:14:58 PM

ACHI is only available on Intel based motherboards (i.e. X58 or P55 chipset). If you have it, use it.

TRIM, part of Windows 7, will help the drive "self-optimize." No set up or setting required for it.

If you want to check if TRIM is enabled, here is a good read: SSD Support is Native to W7...
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a b $ Windows 7
August 23, 2010 9:19:52 PM

ACHI is not an Intel only thing, have it running on NV680i and all modern drives perform better with it.
a b $ Windows 7
August 23, 2010 10:15:38 PM

Sorry. My bad. I stand corrected.

But is that only SOME NVidia chipsets support ACHI? Like only some Intel chipsets don't (i.e. older boards)?
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