Hey guys I just bought an ocz agility 2 today and am wondering how to setup windows on it.
I've installed windows 7 many time's so I'm not new to that however what im wondering about is trim and ahci
I want trim enabled and my ssd supports it seems stupid to not enable it, but how do you enable it is it done automatically?
Also for ahci mode is it worth it? I don't even know what it is or does but it seems like alot if people use it with ssds. I know you need to set your drive to ahci in bios then unstall windows or just modify the registry once installed.
Yea, I figured it fit better in the win 7 section, but who knows :S
The reason I confused myself was finding out about NCQ. I'm just going to forget about it, and only worry about trim.
Anyhow, I guess I'll enabled AHCI, then set port 5 and 6 to IDE for my optical drives. Will AHCI effect my hard drive at all? My SSD will have windows and some main applications my HDD will store all my data.
Also, I guess it's good to have my case's esata plugged into an AHCI port, as it's hotswappable?
So, enable AHCI, install windows 7, then use the command prompt to check/enable trim.
Basically a general overview is, all three of these functions create an "inventory list" of actions taken previously, so when the User repeats it, it is quicker to process the action since it is already stored. With the access times of a SSD being in the 0.1ms range, there is no need for these features. With hard drives you can be looking at 10ms + access times, so it would be beneficial to cut the response time down.
With all due respect to Tecmo34, I have to disagree on Windows Search. If you index on contents as well as file names, then searching by content will be faster than reading everything on the drive. Or am I wrong about this?
I disabled write-cache buffer flushing, dont see a huge performance difference but this ssd is blazing fast anyhow
I have another question which is off topic, but still about storage...
I have a 100MB partition on my 750gb HDD (because I had windows installed on it for a while) So in My Computer I see 3 storage drives when I only want to see 2. Can I use disk management and delete the 100mb partition? I only want the 750gb HDD for storage, dont want to have windows on it, but I have about 300GB of data on it, so reformatting the HDD is kind of out the window as I'd loose all my data.
I figure I'll just delete the 100mb partition, expand the other partition, then just make a folder G:\Stuff for all my main storage.
I installed windows 7 on my SSD with the HDD unplugged so I didnt have any boot info stored on the wrong drive, I assume thats what the 100mb is for? Some kind of boot info or system info...
Exactly right, the 100MB partition on the old drive is the Windows 7 System partition. Deleting that partition and expanding the other partition should be no trouble since you are no longer running Windows from that drive.