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Old October 22, 2011, 05:11 PM
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Hey all,

I will be installing windows for the very first time on a Corsair Sata3 120 GIg hard drive tonight. I am going to be connecting it with the sata 3 port on my motherboard which is a z68x-ud4-b3. So I just turn on my pc, boot from the cd and install windows on the ssd? Or do I need anything else configured?

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Old October 22, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Instal windows.as you would on a mechanical drive.. Nothing special about it
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Old October 23, 2011, 06:34 AM
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I have installed windows successfully on the ssd, and it works wow amazing. SUper fast! The only thing is, hwmonitor it shows temps of 128 degrees celcius. I opened the case and touched the drive a few times and it seems to be cool, not buning at 128 degrees. any other way to check the temps for the hd?
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Old October 23, 2011, 07:00 AM
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There's no reason for an SSD to be any warmer than the ambient inside your case, in fact, other than actually being on fire, I can't think of a single physical reason to allow it. I'd just write the high temps off as a bad reading from the software.
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Old October 23, 2011, 08:06 AM
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It is an error with the read out. Lookin at your other temps you are prob running around 30 degrees or so. If you want to verify temps you can tape on a probe.
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I had the same temperature issue with my 60GB Corsair Force 3 drive. It is resolved with the latest firmware update, available here.
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Old October 23, 2011, 12:19 PM
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I had the same temperature issue with my 60GB Corsair Force 3 drive. It is resolved with the latest firmware update, available here.
I will definitely try this tonight or tomorrow as I am at work right now. Quick question I was reading the pdf file, did you have to re-install windows on your hd afterwards? Any issues?

Currently I ahve firmware 1.3
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My Force 3 is on firmware 1.3.2 and it still shows 128C, not that it matters because the SSD itself has no temperature sensor. (read link)

The firmware update for the force 3 is actually very simple, there is no need to reinstall anything. The advice is that if your SSD is stable, you don't need to update your firmware. Just ignore the temperature reading.

My Corsair Force 3 Runs at 128C HOT - The Corsair Support Forums
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My Force 3 is on firmware 1.3.2 and it still shows 128C, not that it matters because the SSD itself has no temperature sensor. (read link)

The firmware update for the force 3 is actually very simple, there is no need to reinstall anything. The advice is that if your SSD is stable, you don't need to update your firmware. Just ignore the temperature reading.

My Corsair Force 3 Runs at 128C HOT - The Corsair Support Forums

Thank you, this is my 2nd ssd, the first one was force2 and well i didnt have it for very long. I absolutely love this hard drive. Friggin fast in everything. I was a bit skeptical buying a sandforce ssd because of the issues that have been reported, but I got a good deal on it so went with it. I love it so far, and no bsod's so far as well. So I am very happy. Thank you!
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Hows the Vid card working fore you ?
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