SSD and Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thefizzle657, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. thefizzle657
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    I just bought a new Crucial M4 256GB SSD and am planning on installing Windows 7 as soon as it comes in the mail. Is there anything different about the process as compared to installing on a HDD? I've read that enabling TRIM in Windows can mess up the OS X partition, about aligning the partitions properly, etc. and to be honest I don't know much about this stuff. Any advice? Thanks.
     
  2. shortcut3d
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    I just installed like normal and patched the MBR to enable AHCI. This gave me the real / actual / expected performance of my OCZ Vertex 3s. There are additional tweaks available to maximize performance but I had already achieved 500MB/s read/writes. If there is any change I suggest is enabling AHCI. The down side of no bootcamp control panel and no sleep are far out weighed by the performance gain.
     
  3. thefizzle657
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    Is there anything in Bootcamp that should be changed before enabling AHCI? All I've ever done is change the boot partition from Windows to Mac OS X and have never bothered to mess around with anything else in it.
     

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