[QUOTE=uronmy49311;2705649]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?[/QUOTE]
I can only assume that you have AHCI in the bios and you probably dont have the intel or AMD drivers, install the driver that you need and this should go away.
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?
Windows 7 usually has 100MB for system files and windows 8 has almost 350MB for that, this is automatically performed during the installation/partitioning process. No ide what windows thing it’s a good idea to have that in the IDE drive, maybe you can unplug the power connector during the install?
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.
Never had this problem, so i cane be much help.
[/QUOTE]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![/QUOTE]
AHCI = Advanced Host Controller Interface, b having AHCI you should be able to have some more advanced features on your SATA drives, NCQ is one of them and the other is hot swap, that you have experienced when you said that you can eject your drives.