links to other good articles on solid-state-drives
© 2012 by KV5R. Rev. August 5, 2012.
Therer’s a lot of outdated junk and unfounded opinions out there about SSDs. As I stated near the beginning of this article, I looked for the rare articles written by real experts. Here’s a few of them:
http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windows7/Optimize-Windows-7-for-use-with-Solid-State-Drive-page2.html — one of the best I’ve seen on optimizing Windows for SSDs. Concise and accurate.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2009/05/05/support-and-q-a-for-solid-state-drives-and.aspx — Microsoft: Engineering Windows 7: Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds — Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs
http://www.qdpma.com/Storage/SSD.html — the best I’ve seen on SSD technology, with clear text and presentation-quality graphics, easy to understand.
I’ll be adding miscellaneous things that I have found are worth repeating herein:
Preventing or Fixing “STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE” after changing BIOS to AHCI Mode
- Change BIOS back to IDE mode and boot normally.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorVand, if IastoreV exists, set
- Reboot and change BIOS to AHCI.
- Save BIOS and boot to Windows. It will install AHCI drivers.
- Reboot again to finish.