This is definitely an improvement, so I ran another quick dd to see if there was a change:. The Intel XM G2 specifications: On an unrelated note, my Wi-Fi iwl connects much faster with 2. This program Speccy should tell you: In late , Intel released firmware that incorporated Trim support that further increased the speeds of the drive. Reboot and go into your BIOS setup.

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Btw what exactly does BIOS do i. Goodbye Lorita, wherever you’ve gone Thank you for your great posts.

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My desktop somehow crashed and when I restarted, it cannot detect the boot disk. Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh.

Last edited by SimonLam; at Two bugs with the firmware on the XM G2 were fixed. Important Forum Advisory Note. So I think the partition table is screwed up already. I thought it was spoilt but now you give me hope to fix it At this point, you can choose to reinstall your OS long method or continue my steps below. Here’s what I have in DM: Also how come there are people saying Windows 7 installs and works okay for them? I grabbed a fresh copy of the Linux 2. The distance between old and new PCs is becoming larger all the time, I would not suggest putting very much money into an old PC platform, unless the hardware can be used on new PCs, like your SSDs can.


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T61p Work in progress: Assuming your OS restoration is ok, you should see all your stuffs before the intell of this exercise. This gives the drive more space to reuse, and reduces performance loss over time. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. On an unrelated note, my Wi-Fi iwl connects much faster with 2.

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This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled. But of course I don’t want to unintentionally handicap them, either. The XM G2 was also available ayci a 2. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page.

To all user community who may face the inrel issue as me: What Thinkpad s are you referring to? There seems to be at least one kernel patch that attempts to enable AHCI after boot up.


From what I can tell, these two problems vary by machine. You can format your own partitions if you wanted to. The Intel XM G2 specifications: But don’t worry too much about it if you can’t, they will chug along at a fair pace regardless. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

Do your data restoration to other partition s if needed.

Gordon Moore Robert Noyce. But we are anci older machines anyway, so I guess absolute top utilization of the drives is not the priority. Thank you so much in advance for your inputs.