Intel X25 80GB SSD drive: is it better to have Matrix Manager installed?
Posted on 2011-03-22
I upgraded an IBM R61 laptop to a X25 SSD drive. The difference in performance is amazing. It installed with a standard driver.
I went to intel's website and downloaded the Matrix Storage manager. It is reported to allow NCQ and allow for even quicker operation. When I tried to install it, the installer stopped saying this was not the right software.
The laptop's performance is stellar. But would it be significantly faster if I install the MManager? It would seem this drive would need a special driver. I havent benchmarked it, just worlds apart fromt he old 5400rpm drive.
I will say I did not use Intel's "detect my drive" but rather browsed to the X25 driver page.
I am also planning on upgrading floor users pc's to SSD drives as some pc's take 5-15 minutes to boot due to the excessive use of their hard drives.