I recently got myself a G2 160GB and installed W7 Pro 64-bit. During the install, the SATA controller was set to IDE, and reading that TRIM was only auto-active using AHCI, I followed this guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 and went into the BIOS, changing it to AHCI. I also updated to the latest firmware after doing this. However, now the SSD shows up in Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media, and is a constant icon in the system tray. Why is this, and how do I stop it?
Do you have a Gigabyte motherboard? With my GA-EP45T-UD3P, using the standard Microsoft drivers under Windows 7, my primary system drive as well as my CD/DVD drive showed up in "Safely Remove Hardware" (my external ESATA drive only sporadically showed up there, though). I installed Intel's Matrix Storage Manager (MSM) and they stopped doing that (though that ESATA NEVER shows up, now -- I have to use HotSwap to shut down the drive). But, MSM doesn't support TRIM. So, until Intel fixes that, trying MSM might not be worth experimenting with.
It appears if you use 'ICH10R', you need the older one I used.