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Old August 10, 2012, 06:08 PM
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After the X25-M G2 most Intel drives look like that IMO. I took some Mother's polishing compound to an X25-V and got a nice mirror finish out of it.
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After the X25-M G2 most Intel drives look like that IMO. I took some Mother's polishing compound to an X25-V and got a nice mirror finish out of it.
Yea I'm pretty sure that would void the warantee.

I"m wicked gunshy about the whole IPR/Warrantee thang.....I've been effed over for nothing a couple times.

I'm taking pictures as I unbox everything.

If water or iso won't take that crap off ( it's machining coolant , yawn *) I will take it to memx, and THEY can polish it.

Very poor quality assurance.

I'll be emailing Intel for SURE.

* I might be wrong about this ::edit : I just tried to clean it....they are actually etch marks....over cleaning mebbie ?

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Old August 12, 2012, 02:56 PM
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BrainEater - That's normal, all the Intel drives come like that since the G2's. It's just unpolished etch marks, not residue. If your worried I can take pictures of my three Intel drives. Intel SSD's have some of the lowest RMA rates in the market, I wouldn't be worried.

I'll see if I can dig up the publicly posted reasoning Intel used for the lack of polishing, but I'm pretty sure it was a cost savings measure.
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So that means I owe the MemX guy an apology.

hehe....that's cool.

I still think that's bs.Cut yer costs elsewhere , (marketing mebbie) ......I want shiny drives.



edit : it runs just fine, in fact it's a beast.

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Two questions. First is do you need to install Intel RST and SATA Preinstall drivers if you're not using SSD caching? From what I've read, I don't think I need it...

Also, how valid or good is this guide? Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs

Edit: Lol I can't even attempt to install Windows onto my SSD now... WTF?
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Does HWC have a place/thread for SSD benchmarks? I have some CDM scores for some various SSDs that I thought some people may be interested in.
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You can stick them in here IF there is not too many of them. or you can make a new thread. Either works fine. More info for peeps the better. :)
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Damn, did u write all this or Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v?
Anyway, this is really helpfull, good work.
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Wow this is alot to absorb, I'm making a new build (in fact you were helping me with that AkG) and it'll have a SanDisk 240GB SSD. I have another few days before all the parts start creeping in and I just want to get a sense as of how it'll all fit together. I may be back on these threads asking what will appear to be innane questions. Get your facepalms ready :)
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I just did my second format of my SSD, it's been over a year since the first. Found this tweak guide
Windows 7 SSD Tweaking Guide
and it has this part which is new to me:
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Enable Write Caching on your SSD
A)Open up your Computer. In Computer, right click on the drive that is your SSD and click Properties.
B)Click on the Hardware tab at the top.
C)Double click on the Disk Drive that is your SSD. Now in the new window click the Policies tab.
D)Under the Write-caching policy box, make sure Enable write caching on this device and Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device are both checked. Now click OK and exit.
That guide looks similar to Seans above but has a few more things than the OP of this thread and some Chrome tips too.
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