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Clay A.K.A. GUNNY1966
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4. November 1966
Jack of all trades, Master of none!
Everything that works!
U.S.A., Missouri
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Always willing to learn more & currently doing so!
    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "How to boost the Intel RAID0 performance" 01.26.2017

      Fernando, I searched my BIOS & wasn't able to find this- ◦If you want to improve the performance of your system, you should set the "CPU C-Status Support" (the specific name may be different) to "Disabled".
      I'll do some further research, I looked it up in my ASUS manual & didn't see it there either however even tho I have a UEFI BIOS it may differ from the ASRock. Is there a gain to be found from moving it into "C" Status Support rather than unlocked? P.S. Thank you for all your help thru my fresh install, It's running smooth & as of yet I haven't tested the SSD speeds. One other thing, if you were going to pair two 256GB SSD's into RAID0 what brand stands out in your opinion? Thank You :-)

    • This may seem a bit off topic but I assure you it's not!
      In your Event viewer are you seeing ERROR 10016
      The reason I'm asking this is because my system was running Windows 10 perfectly until the Ann Up-date, after that I had BSOD repeatedly! I've done a considerable amount of reading & had 7 different MS techs remote my system ( Which I will NEVER do again ) & not one of them could complete the process of setting the COMM as described within several post! I've recently went back to 8.1 & now I'm experiencing the dreaded 8/8.1 Windows update freeze! Sad thing is now I'm considering yet another erase & revert back to Win 7 to end all the B.S.! Not related however good to know if Windows 8.1 update freezes install KB3013769 to motivate it, this is the first KB & probably not the last! So are you getting ERROR 10016

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers" 01.16.2017

      EXCELLENT, Thank You VERY much for your help! I'll get right on it & resume the install! p.s. Thanks for your dedication & advice!

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers" 01.16.2017

      According to Storage Controller info in the device manager it say's the driver version is v12.0.1.1019 of which I have never installed! Can I uninstall it in the device manager & install v13.1.0.1058 there or will this cause issues & is there a process other than using the device manger to update this driver? I don't get it, I was able to get the certificate installed? I thought the modded driver was better than the WHQL?

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Recommended SSD Tools" 01.16.2017

      Understood Sir! Thank You :-)

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers" 01.16.2017

      I did as you stated & the driver # comes up as 6.3.9600.16384 ! I thought I installed v13.1.0.1058 as you suggested! Is there something I missed when downloading from the mirror??? Lost Scared & Confused AGAIN!
      I did however get the Certificate installed!

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Re-formatt RAID0 & driver installation Questions?" 01.16.2017

      Sorry, I did it again, I posted in the wrong forum area! Sorry grml4d, I'm trying to get thru this! p.s. Sorry Fernando

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers" 01.16.2017

      Sorry, I'm trying to be certain I download the correct version of the modded RAID0. I'm not sure if I need v12.9.4.1000 or v13.1.0.1058 ??
      I'm trying to supply information to obtain the correct version. Also will I need additional Intel Smart Connect Technology Software V4.2.40.2357 for Windows 8.1 32bit & 64bit. Yes, I decided to go with Win 8.1 instead of 7. Sorry for all the clutter, I just wanted to provide as much information as possible!

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Recommended SSD Tools" 01.16.2017

      @Fernando, The current version shown ( v2.2.2645 ) regarding the OCZ Toolbox according to what I've read doesn't support the Vertex 4 series.
      The Version I've found is v4.8.0.634
      Assuming when OCZ sold out to Toshiba they as well discontinued further firmware updates for the Vertex 4 & Agility series SSD's, correct me if I'm wrong.
      I've been known to be wrong!
      Thank You

    • GUNNY1966 has created the topic "Re-formatt RAID0 & driver installation Questions?". 01.16.2017

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers" 01.14.2017

      I took both of the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD's out of my Z77 system & used the OCZ Toolbox V in my Z68 system & ran the secure erase on both SSD's then updated the firmware on both SSD's found within the toolbox. I Google searched the OCZ Toolbox & found the following to be the best links to get it from.
      I noticed the following:
      The OCZ Toolbox is basically a Firmware Updater for OCZ SSDs. Updating the firmware from the toolbox is not supported when Windows is running off the drive you are trying to update.

      What's New:
      ◾Adds support for Intrepid 3.
      ◾Adds support for Barefoot 3
      ◾GUI enhancements
      ◾Update improvements
      ◾Known Issues: Limited compatibility with Intel RSTe driver <-- How is this going to effect my IRST driver or will it?

      WARNING: For users with firmware version 1.13 and newer, this is not a destructive update. This is a Destructive Flash for older firmware, back up all data on SSD. Proceeding with this update will result in complete loss of data on the SSD. Toolbox will update the drives to firmware version 1.13 first before updating to the latest firmware version.

      Is this the correct method to use to get the firmware on the SSD's installed or is there a newer version??

      I'm selecting Windows 7 Home Premium as a OS
      I have the following loaded onto a CD to install during the loading of the OS at the portioning screen:
      ( 1 ) v12.9.4.1000 IRST - From Fernndo's: Modded Intel AHCI and RAID Drivers (digitally signed)
      ( 2 ) v9.3.0.1021 intel Chipset driver - From ASUS: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMU...pDesk_Download/ Win 7 x64

      Now I'm going thru the list of drivers & finding the latest & greatest drivers for the system!

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers" 01.12.2017

      Thank You for the reply!
      I'm going to revert Back to Windows 7 Premium simply because my motherboard obviously doesn't like Windows 10 Pro & I was unable to get rid of the error 10016 besides I had way less trouble with Windows 7 Home Premium! I'm sorry if I sound as if I'm talking in riddles, I've had nothing but trouble with Windows 10 Pro however I learned a valuable lesson, never trust Microsoft's on-line chat to resolve errors. Seven different techs & not one of them could fix the 10016 error, instead they made matters worse. The only good thing is I get to learn more & install the RAID0 again only this time I want it to be better than it was. Moving on I checked it & it has the generic Microsoft Storage Space Controller due to the RAID0 was broke during the Windows 10 installation, I wasn't even thinking about that DUH. I'm reading your post on Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers. I'm also reading the [Guide] Integration of drivers into a Win7/8/10 image. I've had 8.1 before in which you helped me with over 2 years ago & honestly I wasn't impressed with 8.1, the UI sucked!
      Let me ask you what Windows Operating system do you believe would be the best for my system set back into a RAID0 in consideration of the i7-3770k chipset & the OCZ Vertex 4 SSD's? Unlike the last time I put the system in RAID0 I have pleanty of time to devote to it to be certain it's stable & fast. This time I wanna get the RAID perfect so the benchmarks are improved over the last time. Any suggestion or advice you would give will be respected & GREATLY appreciated![[File:photo.JPG|none|auto]]

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "Recommended AHCI/RAID and NVMe Drivers" 01.11.2017

      I have the following set-up:
      2 OCZ Vertex 4 - 256GB SSD's
      I watch & read a lot of your threads about RAID & yes I'm kinda a noob when it comes to RAID0. Is there a way I can find out which RAID controller I have installed? Sounds silly but I forgot which one I installed but I think it was Marvell. I recently have had numerous issues with Windows 10 & am going to use the OCZ Toolbox & clean the SSD's then go back fresh with Windows 7 Home Premium. Any advice you have would be excellent & greatly appreciated.
      Thank You :-)[[File:1 RAID.png|none|auto]]

    • GUNNY1966 has created the topic "? Question ?". 07.02.2015

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "RAID Disc - Question" 11.21.2013

      I felt it only necessary to provide others following this thread to obtain the information given which applies to the success of the completion of the re-format to 8.1 & setting up the SSD's. This information is vital in regard to both the SSD's as well as the Windows 8.1 OS, please review the following: Detection of SSDs by Win8/8.1 and the use of the Optimizer (former Defrag Tool)

      I would also like to take this moment in Thanking YOU, Fernando for posting this information as it is not only VITAL yet very INFORMATIVE!

    • The WEI forced the detection so the answer is now 100% verified that it will work & thank God for Acronis, likewise I would not have been so quickly as well as easily tested to verify!

    • I completed this task as you posted it & you was correct in stating that the Optimizer did in fact NOT detect the SSD's until I forced it to via this post! GOOD JOB & THANK YOU as your CORRECT as usual! Here is a Screen-Shot of my SSD's after completing the force Win 8.1 to show the SSD's in the Defrag (Optimizer):

      Would or will this program only view the WIE or would it also force the OS to show the SSD's Probably not would be my guess but worth asking!

      After taking a different approach I was able to view the following WIE score:

      Not being totally sure if this means much but it does give you some ides to save the result & then make tweaks then go back & see if the score has changed. Seeing as to how these scores are synthetic in nature I'm not sure they would move or not! Good Question maybe!

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "RAID Disc - Question" 11.21.2013

      I got it up & running turned off the defrag & completed the winsat to set the trim according to what I've read now that that is completed & it's running finally what would you like to see that could improve the performance. I checked all the drivers & verified they are up to date, installed Kasperski & updated both Windows & it. Get back with me & tell me what your thoughts are. Thank You

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "RAID Disc - Question" 11.21.2013

      I have completed the settings as you instructed! THANK YOU VERY MUCH
      When installing the drivers I have selcted the following in this SPECIFIC ORDER if wrong please advise:

      ( A ) Intel AHCI/RAID Driver Path for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit.
      Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver software V12.8.0.1016 for Windows Win8.1 64bit---(WHQL).
      Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver software V12.8.0.1016 for Windows Win8.1 32bit---(WHQL).
      * ( RESTARTED AFTER ) *

      ( 1 ) Intel Chipset Driver V9.4.0.1026 for Windows Win8.1 32bit & Win8.1 64bit---(WHQL).
      * ( RESTARTED AFTER) *
      then I followed a specific order to finish the driver installs.

    • GUNNY1966 has written a new post "RAID Disc - Question" 11.15.2013

      I have the system running & will screen shot & send you all items you wish to review.
      It seems to run slowly in my opinion!

      These are the following drivers I selected last night to completly start over the RAID set-up & installation:


      #1- I guess the question is DO I HAVE THE CORRECT RAID CONTROLLER installed
      #2- If NOT the correct one do I have to complete the clear c-mos to break the RAID then go back & start over to obtain the correct one This seems like the only way to remove it from the BIOS but I'm open to your expertise!



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