03-11-2012 11:51 AM
i have tried 3 ssds (patriot warp 32g, ocz agility 3 60g, and ocz deneva 240g) in my w510 4318 and the drives are very slow. the system is slower than my original 5400 rpm drive. i reinstalled the system to factory defaults, and tried a clean install. i an running win 7 32 bit. i turned on trim, and tried all the tweaks i could find online. am i missing something or do i need to use a specific ssd on the w510?
03-11-2012 01:48 PM
I am not familiar with the controller in those drives, but if it's the same as the Crucial C300, the following instructions may be beneficial:
03-11-2012 05:04 PM - edited 03-11-2012 05:08 PM
Weird ... I used the Agility 3 60GB on the W520, works fantastic~!
I used the R&R and did a factory recovery disc first then restore it on the Agility 3 ... It works fine ... note that I did not put HDD password on mine.
Have you tried updating the BIOS?
- Another thing you might want to try is to use a OEM Win 7 x64 disk and install it directly on the SSD. Also go to BIOS and change it to AHCI mode.
03-11-2012 05:08 PM
03-11-2012 06:42 PM
Are you cloning the HDD to the SSD or doing a clean install? You also need to insure that the partitions are properly aligned. Where is the original HDD? In the Ultrabay or removed?
03-12-2012 05:33 PM
i did a clean install and the drive is in the drive bay, a dvd rw is in the ultra bay. i updated the bios to the newest on lenovos site, and also updated the bios for the ssd erase option. the drives are also updated to the newest firmware.
03-13-2012 12:05 AM - edited 03-13-2012 12:09 AM
You should do a secure erase of the drive (never format it) since this will fix any alignment issues, and do not use any SSD tweaks with Windows 7 since it automatically optimizes the system for an SSD when installed onto one. Those tweaks are really for older generation SSDs and XP.