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Bought cheap Corsair 30Gb + 60GB Accelerator SSD's at the weekend - which managed to mess up my two rock steady Win7 64 Intel P35C Q6600 crunching machines :eek:

 

Both now rebuilt - data restored and I think the problem is sorted.:biggrin:

 

They crashed and burned on am RTC bootup - with all sorts of driver and hardware weirdness - and clearly corrupted caches - even though they were running sweet on Sunday. So much for a cheap simple upgrade and performance boost. Good job I had recently backed up with Acronis. :roll:

 

Can't risk them both going down together again - so am only running 1 with an active SSD until I am certain on reliability.

 

BTW I think the resolution was (HDD's fully reformatted + SSD on same Intel drive controller as Boot HDD in standard rather than AHCI or RAID mode)..... fingers crossed :sigh!:

 

So far I have rebooted the SSD enabled machine 4 times including dummy task scheduler shutdown with no issues. Next test is 11pm auto shutdown + RTC alarm reboot tomorrow morning.

 

I've not really seen much benefit with the SSD because it is running on a clean install machine.

 

So my questions are these.

 

How can I really be sure it is working ?

 

Is there any sort of monitoring software available ?

 

Thanks in advance

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OK - Confirms it is working - and PC still running without issue after 24 hours plus including task scheduler shutdown and rtc boot up.

 

Looks like problem solved.

 

Still want a couple of weeks uninterrupted reliability before I will consider activating on 2nd machine.

 

The status software is a bit 'primitive' to say the least.

 

Are there no 3rd party apps to reassure me that my expenditure has generated real performance benefits ?

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