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Old 04-06-11, 04:16 AM   #445
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No, you need to secure erase it.
Got it, thanks.
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Old 04-18-11, 07:41 PM   #446
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I want to put my 240gig inferno on another computer, so I'll have to erase windows on the drive, What do I do to erase the drive correctly?,
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Old 04-18-11, 08:00 PM   #447
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Like I said, a serious bug is a different story.
But just for minor fixes, it's not worth the time and risk of a possible data loss.
Yeah and its incredibly easy to recover if anything goes out of whack. The thing people forget I guess, is to make an image of their array anytime they plan on doing anything like this (that can potentially wipe your data). Worst case scenario you'll have to re-image and be out a few hours of downtime depending on where you store your image and how big of an image it is.
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I tried the hdderase with bootable iso, boot with the disk then it has 4 options so I select clean boot then it comes to this
A:\> my dvd drive is D: so to I type HDDERASE, then in comes up bad command prompt, somebody run me through this please.
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I'll just use my win 7 disk and use diskpart.
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Bummer. Another vertex 2 sandforce firmware this time 1.33. Those stuttering vertex 3 drives need new firmware badly too.
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Old 04-22-11, 08:37 AM   #451
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Bummer. Another vertex 2 sandforce firmware this time 1.33. Those stuttering vertex 3 drives need new firmware badly too.
Maybe this will fix the stupid not detected on cold boot issue finally.
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Maybe a result of that Marvell controller and an early firmware.

Those benchmarks are all important but it's hard to tell decent SSDs apart in day-to-day usage. I've now used SSDs for quite a while in different combinations and using different operating systems and honestly I don't know which one is the best because they all feel the same in reality.

The move from HDD to SSD results in an insane difference but after that, they're all similar to me.
This is very true, I compared my PC with an Intel 510 250gb SSD to a friends PC that is very simlar in specs to mine but he owns an OCZ Vertex 3, we could not tell the difference in just general use of the PCs, eg starting Windows, apps, games, file copying etc etc you get the idea!
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Sorry if this has already been talked about but when the day comes where I want to completely reinstall Windows 7 am I ok just booting off the Windows 7 disk formatting the driver and intalling Windows 7 again like with a normal HD? or do you really have to Secure wipe the drive using the Intel toolbox? this would be a big task as i would have to install my old Hard Drive boot into windows format and delete the partition off the SSD then run the Secure wipe!!!
Surely TRIM would be stopping the slow downs?? or am I wrong and everytime you reinstall Windows you need to secure wipe and SSD, that adds a lot of time to a simple reinstall.

Can someone please explain what the best thing to do is?

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Looks like I have answered my own question, according to Anandtech if your SSD support TRIM and you are running Windows 7 you can just do a format, see link below:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2865/2
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I was thinking of buying a 30Gb SSD just for Linux. I cannot get one for Windows because I need lots of space for my games and the SSD's are really expensive in large capacities.

50 for a OCZ Agility Series 30GB SATA II is right up my ally.
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I was thinking of buying a 30Gb SSD just for Linux. I cannot get one for Windows because I need lots of space for my games and the SSD's are really expensive in large capacities.

50 for a OCZ Agility Series 30GB SATA II is right up my ally.
I never considered them because of the price. But then I saw a mates PC with one and I couldn't get over how fast it made his PC. Anyway I started to look into them more seriously after my Sandy Bridge upgrade, at first I was looking at SATA II SSD's but having SATAIII ports I thought it would be a waste not to get a SATAIII SSD then it was down to the size, I only wanted to spend what a 120gb drive costs but 120gb was a bit on the small side as I wanted OS/some apps and didn't want to worry about space as I wanted to install quite a few games, so yeah in the end went for a 250gb but it cost me a pretty penny but I am glad I went with the 250gb because I know the 120gb would of been to small and I would of sold it 2nd hand and bought a 250gb and lost even more money
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