The drives will take a performance and possibly endurance hit when AHCI and TRIM is not available, but they will still be vastly faster than spinning drives and should last long enough. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Please enter a title. You can download the Windows 8 Upgrade assistant, which will check for compatibility. I can only assume that the seeks per second was helped so tremendously by NCQ. As for AHCI that seems interesting about the chipset command switch. Many thanks in advance!

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So I tried a simpler test: Serial ATA Intel products. This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members’ feedback on posts.

Intel X25-M G2 Upgrade, and a Lack of AHCI

So I think the partition table is screwed up already. You can format your own partitions if you wanted to. Two bugs with the firmware on the XM G2 achi fixed. Hamidi Intel Corporation Inc. You can download the Windows 8 Upgrade assistant, which will check for compatibility.

This has still been a huge performance increase over my GB, RPM laptop drive, even without being able to use the full potential of the X I am pretty certain that the old drive was in the second range. Thank you for your great posts.


The rest of partitions including your OS partitions are Primary. Dear all, I have two old Thinkpads, an R40 and a T41p with different boot problems the T41p is locked by a supervisor password, the R40 doesn’t This page was last edited on 9 Augustat However, when users upgraded to this firmware, there was a chance the firmware would instead just brick eliminate any functionality the drive.

Low Intel XM G2 SSD read speed in X60s with AHCI – Thinkpads Forum

The first two entries are my laptop with the cfq and deadline schedulers. Please enter a title. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. Go to intwl post. Leave it and Exit the Installation. The XM G2 was also available in a 2. My desktop somehow crashed and when I restarted, it cannot detect the boot disk.

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Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts. As for AHCI that seems interesting about the chipset command switch. Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one aci the rules The third entry is an old benchmark of the server hosting all my Xen virtual machines. This content has been marked as final.


Forcing AHCI To Increase Intel X25-M Performance

I grabbed a fresh copy of the Linux 2. Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information. In lateIntel released firmware that incorporated Trim support that further increased the speeds of the drive.

A third generation drive called the “XM G3” was rumored to come out in late but was delayed until early At this point, you can choose to reinstall aci OS long method or continue my steps below. If you follow this method, you save all the hours reinstalling all your PC.

Also how come there are people saying Windows 7 installs and works okay for them? Goodbye Lorita, wherever you’ve gone