I have a query. I’ve just updated the f/w and have undertaken a new install of 7/64 in ACHI mode. I did not update to Intel drivers. The device manager is showing the following driver being installed on the drive:
If I run "fsutil behaviour query DisableDeleteNotify" it returns a 0, however defrag etc have not been disabled by default. Should this have happened automatically?
The "fsutil behaviour query DisableDeleteNotify" command is only to check if OS is sending Trim commands. It indicates nothing for defrag settings. Defrag will get set based on SSD properly identifying itself. See this site:
Hi. With a TRIM enabled SSD is that article not saying that certain default behaviours should be enabled, i.e. defrag, super fetch etc will be set to off by default?
On my system none of these items have been turned off on a clean install of 7/64 with an updated f/w drive. I’ve switched off defrag manually now but sometime later super fetch etc is still running/ enabled.
I have the following spec, do I need to have the FW update? Will the FW update help improve performance on my system?
Kit Installed: 188.8.131.523
Kit Install History: 184.108.40.2063, Uninstall
Shell Version: 220.127.116.113
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
System Name: PORTEGER500
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Portable PC
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU U7600 @ 1.20GHz
BIOS Version/Date: TOSHIBA Version 1.60, 03/04/2008
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager
Intel Serial ATA Controller: Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller
Number of Serial ATA ports: 1
Driver Version: 18.104.22.1683
Serial ATA Plug-In Version: 22.214.171.1243
Language Resource Version of the Serial ATA Plug-In: 126.96.36.1993
ISDI Library Version: 188.8.131.523
Hard Drive 0
Device Port: 0
Device Port Location: Internal
Current Serial ATA Transfer Mode: Generation 1
Model: INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC
Serial Number: CVPO9355009N080BGN
Native Command Queuing Support: Yes
Size: 74.5 GB
Your advice is very much appreciated.
Yes, new FW is good for all cases on the 34nm product.(You have the 34nm product - G2 in the model name.) With Win XP you will need to also use SSD Toolbox to get the Optimizer feature to keep your drive running at its top performance.(Optimizer feature only works with new FW.)
Several sites are quoting this statement from Intel:
"Yes, we have been contacted by users with issues with the firmware upgrade for our 34nm SSDs and we are investigating. We take all sightings and issues seriously and are working toward resolution. We have temporarily taken down the firmware link while we investigate."
I spoke with Intel this evening and they acknowledged the broken link and advised that it should be fixed within a couple of hours. However, given the issue with the first version of the firmware (drive password protection causing data loss which ultimately resulted in the last-minute delay of the G2) and now this, I may hold off for a week or two to make sure it's stable before I flash the ROM. I'm guessing they pulled it on purpose.
Early adoption has associated risks -- I can live without TRIM (and the reported read/write speed increase) for another couple of weeks. This drive is already ridiculously fast as-is.