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Item#: N82E16820226246
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Pros:

1st personal ssd, been waiting a long time to get one. saw this one from mushkin on sale and didnt think twice. Have always used only mushkin ram/flash memory never one problem. came with latest firmware. trim was automatically enabled. going from a 7200 rpm hdd getting 9-11 second boots(after post to desktop everything loaded was ) and almost instant opening programs(openoffice,adobe,cannon software,google earth,mozilla). Using the old drive as storage for games and a couple other programs and the personal users folders(except the hidden appdata folder for program speed).

CONS: size (in gb its actually ascetically pleasing super slim and sleek). the 3.5 to 2.5 addapter was a little lacking, used one that came with my nzxt case.

a guide if ur new to ssds and not sure on the real do and donts (fresh drive/win7 install). 1.on a working comp(turn off boot to ssd in bios,dont find it or activate it in windows)update firmware, 2.set ahci mode in bios 3.install windows

Cons:

4.before doing any clicking around in your fresh install make sure ahci is enabled(open regedit> HKEY_LOCOL_MACHINE/system/ currentcontrolset/services/msahci>find "start" key>change value to 0) 5.make sure trim is on(run command prompt in window type "fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify" hit enter if it says diabeldeletenotify=0 trim is on if it says =1 type "fsutil behavior query diabeldeletenotify 0" hit enter, trim is on, type "exit" hit enter) 6.disable superfetch/prefetch (open regedit.exe> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/session manager/memory management/prefetchparameters> find "enablesuperfetch" key change value to 0, same for "enableprefetch" key) 7.disable indexing (start task manager> services tab>click "services" button>find "windows search" click it and stop service and disable. now in my computer>right ssd> propertys>uncheck "allow files to be indexed in addition to file propertys".)

Other Thoughts:

8.disable disk defrag (open disk defrag>configure schesule>uncheck "run on a schedule" now open task manager>services tab>services button>disk defragmenter click and disable. 9.enabel write caching (device manager>ssd>polices tab> check enable write caching and check turn off write cache buffer) 10.disable system restore(use a diferent back up) ssd>propertys> advanced system settings> system protection tab> configure> chech turn off system protection) 11.disable hibernate (run command prompt in window type "powercfg -h off" hit enter type exit hit enter)thats the basics i also... shrink pagefile to 1gb just for stuff that needs it, shrink recycle bin to512 mb just for documents, redirect the personal users folders(except the hidden appdata folder) C/users/username/mywhatever to E drive via location tab in propertys(need folders with the same name already set up ie: E/users/U1/mywhatever. download folder is moveable in the same way. well long review hope it helps someone. ty newegg

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