[QUOTE=wchris;2745282]Hi Stryker, Sorry for the trouble you encounter. I had also problems with previous versions of velossd, but this last 188.8.131.52 version is running fine for me and i’m a happy camper now.[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the response! For the most part things have worked well. My main issue with VeloSSD was I would get SSD lockups, but after the 5th or 6th time, I moved the drive down a bay in the front of my case so it could get more air from the fan, after reading the max operating temperature for the OCZ-ARC100 (120G) was about 100 degrees fahrenheit. My case is close to a heat vent, and it’s been really cold here. Since I have made this adjustment, I have not had any more lockups. Fingers Crossed
[QUOTE=wchris;2745282]I would also make a backup of the whole system. Tools like paragon backup are completely free for hobbyists and saved my ass plenty of time http://www.paragon-software.com/fr/home/br-free/download.html (also remove the cache before backup)[/QUOTE]
I have been using Macrium Reflect. Truth be told I haven’t actually HAD to restore an image, but I just found out I am not working today, so I will be making images.
[QUOTE=wchris;2745282]Since you switched to Maxvelossd I would recommand buying an UPS. It doesn’t make sense to have gygabytes of disk data in memory and no UPS. If power fails you are doomed since disk data in ram will be permanently lost.
I guess Alan has an UPS a Backup and probably never shuts down his machine. [/QUOTE]
Indeed! I have used UPS for years. I have one on each machine, as well as my router/modem station. (As a side note, I use a cheap notebook cooler to sit the router on to help keep it cool.)
[QUOTE=wchris;2745282]Last tip : My experience with velossd is that the uninstaller leaves plenty of references in the registry. Before reinstalling try to search the registry for the string velossd. The reason for this is probably that the installer is not responsible for installing the drivers. A system command launched from the installer is probably requesting the OS to do this, and the OS has no uninstaller for his actions (except system restore but it’s not really an uninstaller)[/QUOTE]
Thanks for the tip! Searching the registry was part of my “old school” uninstall process, and I only found one reference I believe, which was enough to be able to install MAX. I also deleted all the files I could find in all, including hidden, folders.
[QUOTE=wchris;2745282]From what I learned Velossd is also a very particular type of driver called a “filter”. It will “attach” to your IDE driver, who may or may not like it. So switching to default windows ide drivers may solve issues. Slowdown will be compensated by the cache quickly.[/QUOTE]
This is something I am not familiar with. If I have any any more issues I may have to look into that. Could this cause a problem with data not being fully written when doing a restart? I also have AHCI enabled, and it was enabled when I installed the SSD. Trim is turned on in windows as well as command to SSD, as a side note.
Off to disable / restart / start making images!