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    Default such an ordeal first ssd

    I was planning on the 256 samsung 830 but the more i read about the ssd upgrade oy
    must the bios be flashed and the achi drivers be updated
    I am forced to use a tech and after i buy the ssd and windows 7 then pay for the install I can only imagine what they will try to charge for bios and drivers
    mightnt it be cheaper to just buy another raptor and run them in raid 0
    Also Im leaning toward a more expensive 128 gb ssd like plextor m5pro I am not going to do this until december
    also hoping the plextor has a good performance record by then
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    Default Re: such an ordeal first ssd

    I'm not exactly sure what you are taking about. If the bios needs a flash and you have to update the achi drivers, you should be able to download and install both from your mobo manufacturer's website. Simple job; no need for tech assistance. Then install the ssd in your rig, install Windows on it, and you are good to go. Whole job should take about 30-60 minutes.

    Get the Plextor. It's a fantastic drive. Go with the 256GB version of the M5 if you can afford it. If not, the 128GB drive will work great for OS, your programs and a game or two.
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    I am not that techno
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    Default Re: such an ordeal first ssd

    You have to set the BIOS to ACHI before the Windows 7 install.

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    How much are they going to charge you, and are they also selling you the SSD ?

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    Another question, where are you located ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    How much are they going to charge you, and are they also selling you the SSD ?
    Im buying the ssd from web I will be checking several places for price quotes Im not doing this till december
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    I'm from Mass, Somerset, Mass, born and raised, Somerset's about 20mins outside Providence RI, and 6-8 mins from Fall River, but I live in PA now, been here a little over 11 yrs.

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    Then go and Pahk the Cahr. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by automaton View Post
    I am not that techno
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    Don't go to a shop. Buy the drive and we can walk you thru the installation process. It is very easy.
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