SSD: Links and Addenda

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Therer’s a lot of outdated junk and unfounded opinions out there about SSDs.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: — one of the best I’ve seen on optimizing Windows for SSDs. Concise and accurate. — Microsoft: Engineering Windows 7: Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives — Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs — 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

Re: Microsoft Support Article

Re: SevenForums Article with Screenshots

  1. Change BIOS back to IDE mode and boot normally.
  2. Regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci and set Start to 0.
  3. Regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV and, if IastoreV exists, set Start to 0.
  4. Reboot and change BIOS to AHCI.
  5. Save BIOS and boot to Windows. It will install AHCI drivers.
  6. Reboot again to finish.

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