What can I do so I can optimize my new drive?
I have the latest firmware installed. I am running XP Pro. I installed the Toolbox and when I try to optimize the drive, it stops because of detecting raid.
I don't think I can have a raid problem because there is only 1 drive, the X25-V.
Ceck the BIOS SATA Operation Mode. If its like other Dell's, it may be set to IRRT / RAID from the factory. If so, don't change it as you may need to reinstall or tweak for the OS to work.
The Mini 10 doesn't allow any configuration for the disk controller. However, I think that particular model uses an IDE-SATA bridge chip and this is probably what the tool is objecting to.
I don't think it's all that important - at least I don't worry about it on my Dell Mini 9, whose SSD doesn't support TRIM (and isn't an Intel drive.) The Intel drives do a good job of keeping performance up as the drive ages. Others may have different opinions.
What drive do you have in your Mini 9? Are you running XP or Win7?
Seems like the Intel users are having trouble installing Win 7.
I tried to install Win 7 Pro on my Mini 10, but it did not work.
The Mini 9 takes a unique MiniPCIe card for its SSD. There are a handful of manufacturers of these - the one I have is from RunCore.I run Windows 7 Home Premium.
I highly recommend thehttp://mydellmini.com/ MyDellMini forums for information on Dell Minis. Describe your problem there and I'm sure someone will be able to help you. But I have read there of people having problems with the Intel SSD on the Mini 10. Perhaps one of them was you...