I just gave in and purchased the Intel X25-M 80 Gig and installed it in my computer.
I haven't really noticed any speed increase as of yet (sadly) and I was wondering if maybe I am doing something really stupid.
For one, I am not even sure if the OS is booting from the Intel drive. I am pretty sure that I was somehow booting with one of my secondary storage devices (500 Gig WD). I changed to boot from the Intel X25 and I was getting the BOOTMNGR not available error.
I booted with my Windows 7 disk and repaired the boot service and it worked after the second try. So I am pretty sure that that is now fixed (although not sure how to even truly tell). I have 2 drives that are marked as "Active, primary partition" in Disk Manager - the 500gig that I was speaking of and my X25.
Secondly, I am getting extremely low Minimum Read times with my SSD and I can't figure out why...here is a picture of my performance chart via HD Tune...
Why is there such a low dip in the beginning?
I have run all sorts of SSD Tweaks to try and increase the performance and I have not seen any real change.
Any help would be appreciated!
I thought I would be more specific on what tweaks I ran to boost performance.