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New System, 80gb Intel X25-M SSD, 3 mechanical HDDs

The driver from Windows 7 ultimate install, for the hard disks, is from microsoft, from 6/21/2006. Is it worth installing the latest RST divers? To get TRIM operating properly? Even if not going to have a RAID?

The intel download page has regular RST drivers, then F6 drivers for 32 bit and F6 drivers for 64 bit.

If I go to the regular RST drivers, which I assume I can install now, after windows is installed, has two files listed - iata_enu.exe of 6.54 mb and iata_cd.exe of 11.51 mb. They both seem to be for windows 7, both 32 and 64 bit. The larger is multilanguage vs English.

So - install? Just run the English file?

thanks

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Which controller is your SSD attached to? Which SATA mode is it in?

You do not need the F6 Drivers. Just install Windows and then install the RST: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19607&ProdId=2101&lang=eng http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=19607&ProdId=2101&lang=eng

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gredhead wrote:

Is it worth installing the latest RST divers? To get TRIM operating properly?

irst is not required for trim to work. the default windows 7 ide and ahci drivers support trim passthrough.

i have not seen any real world performance improvements or any other benefits from the irst drivers (i don't use raid). in fact, on one system the irst drivers caused stuttering during video playback. ymmv.

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