My first SSD will be here in a couple days and just want to make sure I have everything lined up. I've been reading up on what you need to do to get it working, is this it? Did I miss anything?
From the Intel SSD user guide:
Verify scheduled Defrag is turned off.
Make sure you have the proper drivers installed - Intel Rapid Storage Technology V 9.6?
From else where I read:
Set the bios to AHCI mode when installing Windows
Use the latest Intel RST drivers
Run the optimization tool from the Intel SSD toolbox
Do I need the Toolbox?
What I have:
Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 80Gig
Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Intel Quad Q8400
Thanks for any help.
Seems right to me. I just completed mine and went REALLY quick. Just be sure your SSD has the lastest firmware update which recently came out. You can get it here.
Am I missing something I downloaded the Toolbox and the firmware, where is the driver? It wasn't in the list of downloads. Isn't there a Rapid Storage driver?
You can also take advantage of the Intel Data Migration Software available at; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3114&DwnldID=19324&lang=eng http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3114&DwnldID=19324&lang=eng . This will make the cloning of your existing HDD to your new SSD much easier.