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    Question Intel X25-M Postville SSD and GA-EX58-UD5 best bios settings

    Hi,

    What are good bios settings for Intel X25-M Postville SSD (firmware=2CV102HD) and GA-EX-UD5 Motherboard (firmware=F12)?

    Thanks!
    Mischa

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    Default Re: Intel X25-M Postville SSD and GA-EX58-UD5 best bios settings

    Please put your SSD in the first Intel port (Blue SATAII 0) and then it depends, if you want to use RAID set that, or AHCI.

    If you need more help let us know

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    Default Re: Intel X25-M Postville SSD and GA-EX58-UD5 best bios settings

    Do enable AHCI (this will increase performance for this particular SSD) and do not install the Intel chipset SATA drivers as they do not support TRIM yet, the Microsoft drivers that come with Windows 7 are great and do support TRIM.


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    Unhappy Re: Intel X25-M Postville SSD and GA-EX58-UD5 best bios settings

    Thank you both for the reply!

    I'm still having problems keeping my system stable with this SSD drive.

    I have the latest firmware for my Intel X25-M Postville and F11 for the motherboard bios.

    Here is my bios settings:

    ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES:
    First Boot Device [Hard Disk]
    Second Boot Device [Disabled]
    Third Boot Device [Disabled]
    Password Check [Setup]
    HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability [Disabled]
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3 [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect [Enabled]
    Delay for HDD (Secs) [0]
    Full Screen LOGO Show [Enabled]
    Backup BIOS image to HDD [Disabled]
    Init Display First [PCI]

    INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS:
    ICH SATA Control Mode [IDE]
    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode [Enabled]
    USB 1.0 Controller [Enabled]
    USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
    USB Keyboard Function [Enabled]
    USB Mouse Function [Enabled]
    USB Storage Function [Disabled]
    Azalia Codec [Auto]
    Onboard H/W 1394 [Enabled]
    Onboard H/W LAN1 [Enabled]
    Onboard H/W LAN2 [Enabled]
    Green LAN [Disabled]
    SMART LAN1 [Press Enter]
    SMART LAN2 [Press Enter]
    Onboard LAN1 Boot ROM [Disabled]
    Onboard LAN2 Boot ROM [Disabled]
    Onboard SATA/IDE Device [Enabled]
    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode [AHCI]
    Smart Backup [Press Enter]

    So I'm not sure about the ones that I marked in red. Can anyone please confirm this?!?

    I also didn't use the Gigabyte drivers for the AHCI but in Device Manager under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers the third one of ATA Channel 0 and the second one of ATA Channel 1 both say 'This device cannot start. (Code 10)'.

    If i try to online Update Driver Software it says 'Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date. IDE Channel'

    Well I'm Lost...

    I would be gratefull for any help,
    Thanks
    imischa

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    Default Re: Intel X25-M Postville SSD and GA-EX58-UD5 best bios settings

    Make these changes in the registry >>

    Enable switching between all IDE/AHCI/RAID modes by changing "Start" Values in these keys to 0
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci\Start
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pciide\Start  
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iaStorV\Start
    Then put your SSD into SATAII_0 Port, then set these settings in the BIOS.

    INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS:
    ICH SATA Control Mode [IDE] << Set AHCI or RAID, then once in windows install Intel Matrix Storage Manager, or update the driver via device manager with Intel AHCI or RAID Drivers (The smaller Pre-Install Driver downloads)
    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode [Enabled]

    SMART can be enabled, or not, up to you.

    For the last red ones, you can disable if you like, they are the White ports Gigabyte/J.Micron and you really don't need to use them for anything unless you are out of room on the Intel ones. You can remove the GMBX driver for them in device manager as well, if not installed that is good. Once you disable them in the BIOS or Set IDE it will not require a driver.

    Onboard SATA/IDE Device [Enabled] << Disabled if you have nothing on the white ports, which you should def. not have your OS drive
    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode [AHCI] << IDE or disabled via above

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    Talking Re: Intel X25-M Postville SSD and GA-EX58-UD5 best bios settings

    Thank you very much Lsdmeasap!

    That was very help full. I reinstalled my system and seems to work flawlessly, so far!

    Here are my changed working bios settings thanks to Lsdmeasap:

    ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES:
    First Boot Device [Hard Disk]
    Second Boot Device [Disabled]
    Third Boot Device [Disabled]
    Password Check [Setup]
    HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability [Enabled]
    Limit CPUID Max. to 3 [Disabled]
    No-Execute Memory Protect [Enabled]
    Delay for HDD (Secs) [0]
    Full Screen LOGO Show [Enabled]
    Backup BIOS image to HDD [Disabled]
    Init Display First [PCI]

    INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS:
    ICH SATA Control Mode [AHCI] --> These are the light-blue Sata ports
    SATA Port0-3 Native Mode [Enabled]
    USB 1.0 Controller [Enabled]
    USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
    USB Keyboard Function [Enabled]
    USB Mouse Function [Enabled]
    USB Storage Function [Disabled]
    Azalia Codec [Auto]
    Onboard H/W 1394 [Enabled]
    Onboard H/W LAN1 [Enabled]
    Onboard H/W LAN2 [Enabled]
    Green LAN [Disabled]
    SMART LAN1 [Press Enter]
    SMART LAN2 [Press Enter]
    Onboard LAN1 Boot ROM [Disabled]
    Onboard LAN2 Boot ROM [Disabled]
    Onboard SATA/IDE Device [Disabled]
    Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode [AHCI] --> These are the white Sata ports
    Smart Backup [Press Enter]

    Also update X25-M Postville SSD firmware (firmware=2CV102HD) to the latest and ofcourse the GA-EX58-UD bios (firmware=F12).

    Hopefully this thread will help others aswell!

    Thanks and Cheers!
    imischa

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    Default Re: Intel X25-M Postville SSD and GA-EX58-UD5 best bios settings

    So all good now then? If so great to hear it!

    Sorry to say, you didn't need to reinstall your system though, but at least you got it all going now though.

    Post back anytime

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