12-04-2009 11:47 AM
Appreciate any corrections/additions:
Computer BIOS set to AHCI
SSD firmware that supports TRIM:02HA firmware or newer Have partition alignment: Create first partition with Win 7 http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=107126 http://sqlblog.com/blogs/kevin_kline/archive/2008/10/08/how-to-improve-application-and-database-perf...Do over-provisioning: Leave 20% of disk space as unpartitioned for controller's use http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3667Use Win 7 with the following: Intel's SSD Optimizer s/w Is part of the Intel SSD Toolbox download Win 7 will use it automatically Microsoft's AHCI disk driver: msahci Microsoft's SATA controller driver: Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
12-04-2009 12:45 PM
You don`t have to follow the first 2 links because Win Vista and Win7 can make the partition perfect itself.
After a clean install of Win7 you can use TRIM without install Intel`s SSD Optimiser software.
If you use Win Vista you have to use Intel`s SSD Optimiser software to make TRIM working.
12-04-2009 03:39 PM
"After a clean install of Win7 you can use TRIM without install Intel`s SSD Optimiser software."
Do you have a reference supporting that comment?
12-04-2009 03:52 PM
Yes, I`ve reference http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3667&p=3 here. In the first article.
"Your best bet is to install Windows 7 with your I/O controller in AHCI mode (for Intel chipsets) and don't install any storage drivers."
12-04-2009 07:22 PM
Your reference is discussing "passing the TRIM instruction to SSDs".
That is only part of the the process.
From: intel_ssd_toolbox_fqa.pdf"The Intel SSD Optimizer is the tool that implements Trim functionality."