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    Default Re: SATA III - RAID0 - Windows Installation: Questions, Troubleshooting and Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by steviejones133 View Post
    Use ATA as its the same as IDE basically....
    oh.. i did use ATA too.. but still it did not load it still stops at the screen where it wrote "InitDisk" below for quite some time. i do not need to extract the .zip files right?
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    Default Re: SATA III - RAID0 - Windows Installation: Questions, Troubleshooting and Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by Voondiaz View Post
    oh.. i did use ATA too.. but still it did not load it still stops at the screen where it wrote "InitDisk" below for quite some time. i do not need to extract the .zip files right?
    Well, once you have created a bootable CD, extract the contents of the .zip to a location of your choice. This should then give you a .iso file which you need to "burn" to the bootable CD you have created using the burning software on your system.

    Once the bootable .iso CD has been created, you can flash the firmware by doing what you have done before....setting Sata Mode to ATA in bios and selecting to boot from the optical drive.

    Simply burning the unextracted .zip folder to the bootable CD won't work as the firmare flashing file is the .iso file...you need to burn the .iso image file (and not the .zip folder) to disc.
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    Default Re: SATA III - RAID0 - Windows Installation: Questions, Troubleshooting and Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by steviejones133 View Post
    Well, once you have created a bootable CD, extract the contents of the .zip to a location of your choice. This should then give you a .iso file which you need to "burn" to the bootable CD you have created using the burning software on your system.

    Once the bootable .iso CD has been created, you can flash the firmware by doing what you have done before....setting Sata Mode to ATA in bios and selecting to boot from the optical drive.

    Simply burning the unextracted .zip folder to the bootable CD won't work as the firmare flashing file is the .iso file...you need to burn the .iso image file (and not the .zip folder) to disc.
    this is what i have on my screen even after i set it to IDE and cd/dvd priority boot..

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    I hope this would give u a clearer view of my situation. >.<

    Edit: it keeps on freezing at that screen and i don't know what else to do.. ive tried RAID, ACHI and ATA.. All of the boot mode that ive chosen still fails to update the firmware..
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    Default Re: SATA III - RAID0 - Windows Installation: Questions, Troubleshooting and Discussions

    I cant say I can see that screen shot as its too small.....it doesnt look like any screen you should be seeing though as per Crucials instructions I linked to earlier.

    Are you using a completely blank cd-r? - how did you burn the .iso to disk? (did you just drag it onto the disk or did you actually "burn" it to disk using the burning software?
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    Default Re: SATA III - RAID0 - Windows Installation: Questions, Troubleshooting and Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by steviejones133 View Post
    I cant say I can see that screen shot as its too small.....it doesnt look like any screen you should be seeing though as per Crucials instructions I linked to earlier.

    Are you using a completely blank cd-r? - how did you burn the .iso to disk? (did you just drag it onto the disk or did you actually "burn" it to disk using the burning software?
    Oh no. Im using a DVD+RW disk and i actually burn it to disk using the burning software.. but it keeps on coming out the same black screen that i showed above.. im using v0009 and i still cant update until now.. whats the issue here actually? :/

    Here is a clearer picture of it.

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    Default Re: SATA III - RAID0 - Windows Installation: Questions, Troubleshooting and Discussions

    Make sure you are burning as an image. Insert blank cd - ignore all popups from windows. Then go to extracted file, right click the file and choose burn image.
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    Default Re: SATA III - RAID0 - Windows Installation: Questions, Troubleshooting and Discussions

    The above is the correct process. If you are already burning an image from the ISO rather than writing the ISO as a file to disc, try using a CD-R or DVD-R (not RW) as there are often issues using rewritable optical discs as bootable media. (A rewritable CD/DVD/BD also cannot be used for disc imaging.)

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    Default Re: SATA III - RAID0 - Windows Installation: Questions, Troubleshooting and Discussions

    As the others have said, use a completely blank cd-r and not a rewriteable. unzip the folder and extract the .iso image to a location of your choice and then burn the iso image to disk using your burning software....that should work.
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    Default Slow ssd write speed

    Hi all,

    So i have this M18x that i bought an intel 520 ssd 120gb drive for. And i get about 500mb/s on read speed but only 150/170mb/s on write speed. It should be around 500mb/s on write also.

    I have intel ssd toolbox and have ran the auto optimize on it but its a no go.

    Any ideas folks?

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    Default Re: Slow ssd write speed

    That write number sounds about right for incompressible data. Which SSD benchmark program did you test with?
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