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Old 08-17-2012, 11:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hm, Fraction of difference between the two.
I will go for this one as this would save $20
Newegg.com - Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3A-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Now a new issue, I have done a lil bit of reading on installing these SSD's but kinda jittery to know that I gotta tweak something in the BIOS settings. Moreover, though currently I am using XP , I am gonna switch into Windows 7 in a couple of months. it would be so helpful if anyone could share his thoughts on how to install these drives.

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Old 08-17-2012, 12:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Install it the same way you install a regular drive. Only thing you have to do is make sure AHCI is enabled in the bios so the TRIM function works for garbage collection. You don't have to do this, but it is recommended.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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let me check whether my Mobo BIOS has AHCI Feature at all.
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Under which Menu of my Mobo BIOS I could find if AHCI is at all present in my BIOS?

My Mobo: MSI 945GCM5 V2 , MS 7267 Ver 4.2
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It is. I Googled your board and added AHCI to the end and things came up. I have no idea where it is in the bios though.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
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yah, Google told me this Chipset has AHCI enabled but the tricky thing is where this is in my BIOS. I have tried to find out but couldnt find it, may be its further inside the menus. anyone ???
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