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Old December 9, 2012, 06:03 PM
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It's been a while since I loaded an OS on a new SSD. Is there an updated list of things to do and not to do such as which RST drivers etc.
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Old December 9, 2012, 07:22 PM
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personally, I just make sure the BIOS sets the drive to ACHI and turn off defrag in the OS. really don't need to do much more than this (besides running a test to root out any defects).
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Old December 25, 2012, 08:11 AM
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I guess I should have waited until after Christmas for this! If anybody needs one of these it's a great price. I paid 219.00 and thought it was good.

Intel 520 Series 240GB 2.5in SSD MLC 25nm SATA3 Solid State Disk Drive Retail w/ Mounting Bracket
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Old December 28, 2012, 11:27 AM
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While installing my new Intel 520 240gb ssd I remembered when I installed my first X25-M I didn't know whether to instal the Intel RST driver? Can't remember if I did or not? Do I need this or is it only for a RAID setup?
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While installing my new Intel 520 240gb ssd I remembered when I installed my first X25-M I didn't know whether to instal the Intel RST driver? Can't remember if I did or not? Do I need this or is it only for a RAID setup?
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From my limited understanding, you want the RST driver installed as it is part of the process for the TRIM command to be passed and therefore keeping the drive quick.

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Thanks for the reply. After doing some further reading I found that this driver is for RAID and AHCI. So I should use it.
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