So a couple months back, i bought my first SSD. it was faulty so i had to send it back to get replaced. I got the replacement and i am finally getting around to setting my system up from scratch again but am running into a few issues. And i dont know if its because of the ssd (i dont think so) or not. Here is what is happening tho…
Here is my setup (as far as hard drives go):
1 Crucial SSD 128GB Sata2
1 WD 640GB Black Sata2
1 Maxtor 200GB IDE
1 Seagate 200GB IDE
After i install windows, my hard drives show up as USB drives. In other words, I can go to the bottom task bar and click the green arrow icon and “eject” each drive. I’ve never had this happen (EVER) and i’ve set up alot of systems before. any ideas?
I’ve also noticed that windows wants to make one of my IDEs have a separate partition on it for “system files” even tho my SSD is the drive with windows. thoughts?
I’ve also run into freezing problems when updating windows. After the initial install and the first windows update where it will find 600MB worth of updates it will get to around installing update 83 or so and will just hang. Currently i am installing little by little instead of 1 mass update session so hopefully that will take care of that. but i dont know yet.
Also, with the SSD, do I need to set my bios to ACHI (it is)? what does that do and whats the difference?
thanks in advance!