02-15-2011 08:55 AM
Finally, I think you guys are onto something here. After 2 non-working SSD's, I'm purchasing this one.
Notice in very small print at this link: http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2010/12/29/new-intel-solid-state-drive-310-s...
02-16-2011 10:46 PM
Hi, I got yesterday my new SSD and istall it, but get some problems. If you want to install Windows on the SSD, i must Format it before with NTFS. You must also format your standard HardDisk, cause there are some Problems in Windows, with an existing System-Partition. You have to put the IDE0 before IDE1 in the Bios.
I installed Windows 7 after that Problem, and i only have to say, that its very very fast, and Rapiddrive works well. (Before installing Rapiddrive, you have to unallocate space on your HardDisk). Now I have 540GB as Volume C:\
02-17-2011 07:52 PM
IDE 0 huh?
So it seems that the first SATA port on y560ps (sandy bridge chipset supports 6 ports: two 6gps ports and four 3gbps ports) is reserved for the mini sata port.
This is looking good.
Here are a bunch of guides regarding alignment and proper SSD usage.
This link is a guide to OCZ ssd usage and maintainance, though much of it applies to all SSDs.
Take a look at these links, and let us know how things go!
By the way, you have a y560p right?
02-20-2011 04:51 PM
IngoPlaczek got an intel 310 40GB mSATA Soda Creek SSD working in his y560. He got a PCMark Vantage HDD test score of over 11000 points. The Vertex 2 gets about 36000 and a 10,000 RPM Velociraptor gets a score of 600. It's not a industry leader, but it is several orders of magnitude faster than a platter drive.
It should work in all mSATA equipped laptops because it uses only the PCIe form factor, not wiring. It's wiring is actually SATA, so it shows up as a hard drive through the SATA interface rather than the PCIe interface. On his it shows up as IDE 0 on the bios.
I think I'll get one myself pretty soon. The power consumption should hopefully be lower, since if you place the OS and the page file on the SSD only, the platter drive can be turned off when it is idle, which should be almost all the time. Make sure to align the SSD. I gave a few links earlier on how that should be done (I've nver done it myself).
BTW, the 80 GB drive is about twice as fast as the 40GB version. I would get that if I were you.
Note: Make sure your laptop has an mSATA connector. It's a slot that looks like mini PCIe but is actually wired for SATA. Your product sheet should be able to tell you that.
02-21-2011 04:21 AM
hi, I have the 80GB modul, so its the fastest way with 11000 points, but I will deinstall the rapiddrive-tool and make the test only with te ssd, cause I think, it's very faster only using the ssd with a seperate hd
02-21-2011 08:29 AM
Oh that's the 80 GB drive! I think i would be a bit faster without rapid drive, since you can have the entire OS on the SSD. Put the page file on the SSD also and see what pcmark vantage score you get. Also, if you have Windows 7, could you tell us ur Windows Experience Index score for the SSD?
02-24-2011 02:41 PM
Ideapad Y560 - 0646
The 80GB Intel SSD really screams. No rapid drive. Just install the hardware in the mpcie next to the Wifi card (slot 5 from the manual), reinstall Windows on it and then go through some basic SSD tuning (if you wish).
The drive is TRIM ready and Windows optimizes it as such. Disable Indexing if you wish, depends on how much you use search, and that's about it. Although with 6GB RAM, I dropped the pagefile to start at 512mb - 2048mb and stuck it on the HDD spindle. Even though it rarely gets written to anyway, sometimes I have a ton of apps open so it doesn't hurt as a safety net.
Windows Experience rating was 6.8 (my lowest score from the graphics card even though its an ATI 1GB HD 5700), the primary hard drive (SSD) got a 7.7. This one hardware upgrade, just made the notebook worth it...