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February 11, 2011 5:14:40 AM

I NEED YOUR OPINION ON THIS SSD

A-DATA SSD S599 SATA264GB

THE 64GB OF IT

IS IT GOOD , BAD , OK ?

AND WILL I FEEL ANY DIFFERENCE FROM MY (WD 1 TB BLACK 2 PLATTER 64MB EXISTING HDD ) ? AND HOW MUCH IS THAT DIFFERENCE EXACTLY ?

AND PLEASE DON'T ADVISE ME WITH ANY OTHER SSD , BECAUSE SIMPLY THIS ONE (ADATA S599) IS THE ONLY ONE AVAILABLE IN MY COUNTRY & I CAN'T ORDER FROM ABROAD :fou:  .

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another question : is my mother board's BIOS have AHCI cause i can't find it

there is the link of my motherboard msi 770-C45



and if the BIOS support AHCI , can you please tell me how to enable it from the bios ?

i already know how to enable it from the windows

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Is there anything i should know before installing the new SSD ? CAUSE I'M NEW TO THIS , IS THERE LIKE A TUTORIAL OR a guide I CAN READ !!!


MY PC:
PROCESSOR: AMD PHENOM II X4 955 3.2
MOTHERBOARD: MSI 770-C45
VGA CARD: SAPPHIRE 5850 TOXIC
POWER SUPPLY : ANTEC EARTHWATTS 650W
MOINTER : SAMSUNG 2494HS
HDD: WD CAVIAR BLACK 1TB 2 PLATTER
CASE: COOLERMASTER CM690


THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORT
February 11, 2011 6:01:27 AM

It's a great drive, Tom's Hardware even picks it for its $2000 System Builder Marathon machines.
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February 11, 2011 10:04:36 AM

Crashman said:
It's a great drive, Tom's Hardware even picks it for its $2000 System Builder Marathon machines.



thank you for your concern

i received a response from MSI assuring me that my BIOS support AHCI

now can you help me about this :

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Is there anything i should know before installing the new SSD ? CAUSE I'M NEW TO THIS , IS THERE LIKE A TUTORIAL OR a guide I CAN READ !!!


thanks again
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February 11, 2011 7:39:33 PM

thetrue said:
thank you for your concern

i received a response from MSI assuring me that my BIOS support AHCI

now can you help me about this :

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Is there anything i should know before installing the new SSD ? CAUSE I'M NEW TO THIS , IS THERE LIKE A TUTORIAL OR a guide I CAN READ !!!


thanks again
You install it like you would a hard drive. The key benefits are that it's about twice as fast and well over 10x as quick as a regular hard drive. You can even install it in IDE mode, the AHCI is better.
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February 11, 2011 8:22:15 PM

Crashman said:
You install it like you would a hard drive. The key benefits are that it's about twice as fast and well over 10x as quick as a regular hard drive. You can even install it in IDE mode, the AHCI is better.



thank you very much for your help .

Do you recommend anything before or after installing ?
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February 11, 2011 8:26:39 PM

Best answer selected by thetrue.
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February 11, 2011 8:45:38 PM

thetrue said:
thank you very much for your help .

Do you recommend anything before or after installing ?
If you're installing Windows 7 you're good to go. If you're using it as a secondary drive (under Windows) you'll have to run Disk Management to initiate and partition the drive.
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February 12, 2011 2:35:28 AM

Crashman said:
If you're installing Windows 7 you're good to go. If you're using it as a secondary drive (under Windows) you'll have to run Disk Management to initiate and partition the drive.




i'm using it as a primary partition , and i'm installing win 7 on it

thanks for the advice


tecmo34 said:
1) As Crashman stated, you can run in IDE but it is recommended to run in AHCI & have it set to that before the install. In case you didn't, you can use this information to switch it after the fact: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

2) After the install and everything is up and running, I created a "tweaks" guide you can review and make "tweaks", as you see necessary: http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-...



thank you very much about this guide

it is a wonderful guide for all ssd users , thanks again

i've a question though , would you recommend that i install win 7 only on the SSD , or shall i install win 7 and all the programs on the SSD , to feel the speed of the ssd?

thanks again for your help
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February 12, 2011 3:30:42 AM

thetrue said:
thank you very much about this guide

it is a wonderful guide for all ssd users , thanks again

i've a question though , would you recommend that i install win 7 only on the SSD , or shall i install win 7 and all the programs on the SSD , to feel the speed of the ssd?

thanks again for your help

I would install the OS and your most used programs (vital programs) on the SSD and everything else on the secondary drive.
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February 12, 2011 3:50:39 AM

tecmo34 said:
I would install the OS and your most used programs (vital programs) on the SSD and everything else on the secondary drive.




thank you very much once again , it appears i can't thank you enough though :D 
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February 12, 2011 4:48:13 AM

one last question :

do i format the SSD before the win 7 installation to NTFS ?
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February 12, 2011 5:42:03 AM

If that is their sandforce model you may have to flash the firmware on it.
they just came out with an update for it but its only supported on non-nvidia sata controllers. (appears yours is amd controller?)

update: it is the sandforce model
http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=product_dow...
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February 12, 2011 5:48:24 AM

rand_79 said:
If that is their sandforce model you may have to flash the firmware on it.
they just came out with an update for it but its only supported on non-nvidia sata controllers. (appears yours is amd controller?)

update: it is the sandforce model
http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=product_dow...



I THINK I UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT :

I HAVE AMD CPU AND MOTHER BOARD AND VGA, SO I CAN INSTALL THE NEW SSD WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS RIGHT ?

CONCERNING THE FLASHING OF FIRMWARE , HOW CAN I DO IT?

DO I INSTALL WIN 7 ON THE SSD, THEN WHEN THE WINDOWS IS INSTALLED, I FLASH THE FIRMWARE?
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February 12, 2011 5:52:33 AM

goto the link i posted

there is pdf instruction sheet to view.

the firmware update is for drive freezing and such

you can also use google

type

adata firmware update s599

and you get many good answers.

I used that drive and it had 7.7 windows score it was very fast.
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February 12, 2011 6:00:17 AM

rand_79 said:
goto the link i posted

there is pdf instruction sheet to view.

the firmware update is for drive freezing and such

you can also use google

type

adata firmware update s599

and you get many good answers.

I used that drive and it had 7.7 windows score it was very fast.



THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP .

I HAVE SEARCHED AND FOUND THAT I HAVE TO INSTALL THE WIN AND AFTER THAT I SHOULD FLASH THE DRIVE , AND IT WILL BE UPDATED AND AFTER UPDATE IF SOMETHING WENT WRONG I COULD INSTALL THE WINDOWS AGAIN WITH THE NEW FIRMWARE

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP AND I'M SORRY I WAS SUCH A BURDEN :( 
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February 12, 2011 6:17:30 PM

no problem :)  glad you figured it out.. I thought the pdf was better explanation than
something I could type here.
although I might suggest not to use all CAPS AS IT IS CONSIDERED RUDE SIMILAR TO SHOUTING AT SOMEONE.
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