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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-19-2014

formatting readycache (windows 7 )

Hi guys 

             Im about to buy a "sandisk sata 3 2.5" 128gb ssd "( http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/solidstate/120gbto200gb/sdssdp-128... ) and i want to use the 32gb readycache in my wifes acer laptop ( she downloads nothing and just uses it for web browsing,allthough im adding a 32gb memory stick for additional storage )

           ive read the guide at http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10843/~/formatting-the-sandisk-readycache-ssd-using-mi... ... however i dont completely understand it 

            can i fit the drive in the laptop and then format it during windows 7 installation ..... or do i need to "prep" it before fitting the drive ( and if so can i do this using disk manager ?

              any help will be much appreciated .... also how good is the 128gb sandisk ... it seems ok for the price !

                        thanks SanDisk SSD SATA III 2.5" 128GB Solid State Hard Drive

 

SanDisk User
Posts: 84
Registered: ‎09-15-2014

Re: formatting readycache (windows 7 )

Hi. Looking at the specs, Expansion/Connectivity Interface SATA 6Gb/s and backwards compatible 3Gb/s You need to check the Acer laptop if it has that interface.
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Posts: 14
Registered: ‎03-19-2014

Re: formatting readycache (windows 7 )

it does support sata ( 3 ) and after checking the crucial site ( http://uk.crucial.com/gbr/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Acer/aspire-9303 ) it supports ssd,s .... can i format/set up the ssd during windows 7 installation ?

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SanDisk Senior User
Posts: 106
Registered: ‎10-24-2013

Re: formatting readycache (windows 7 )

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sata 3gbps doesn't matter so much

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-upgrade-sata-3gbps,3469-14.html

real world difference is almost nothing.

I'm going to bet the ready cache ssd is very slow compared to a modern ssd, but its still fast for a drive, just format it like a normal drive, install windows, nothing special, its just a normal drive.  The software is limited to this drive artificially as far as I know.

 

 Once you get around to it, install this and benchmark the drive for us

http://alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/downloads.php?download_id=9

AS SSD, pretty standard for testing ssd.