Anyone with R32 SSD Success? I know the R32 is made up of mostly acer parts, but I have had this computer for quite a long time already. I also know that an SSD throughput will be limited on the old IDE interface, but anything faster is a plus the old original HDD throughput is 16MBs/write 14MBs/read , also this is really a test machine I love having around - I have other computers - please don't say bin the thing.
Transcend TS32GSSD25-M - this is the 2nd revision with updated firmware from the factory red/black box instead of blue/green box
I have been trying to install win 7 on the PATA SSD I got.. I have a previous IDE 20GB HDD i have installed linux, win xp, and win 7 on previously before at different times in the original HDD position. I have a 2nd HDD Bay and have cloned my win 7 to from the reg HDD.
SSD- is recognized while wind 7 installation is in ultrabay and the ssd in reg ide bay registers as reg ide hd and is useable
What I have tried so far....
Attempted install of windows xp to reg hdd bay with ssd no luck---- gets to install, installs to recognized ssd and then reboot, and does not register as an operating system - then continues in a loop trying to install xp onto the drive
attempted install of windows 7 to reg hdd bay with ssd no luck----gets to install setup, goes through initial settings then gets to windows cannot install to disk0, partition 1, however one time it did begin install to the ssd and did not finish
one time I used acronis to clone the win 7 install from ultrabay to ssd - completes all the way through then attempt to boot from ssd - and does not recognize operating system then upon booting into win 7 on the ultrabay I checked the ssd through the os and it shows the ssd as reg drive I open to explore the drive and it shows all of the win 7 files cloned perfectly as on the originating drive-
another time, I made a windows 7 image using the win 7 os backup utility, then rebooted into the install disk in the cd/dvd rom bay and attempted a backup of the image to the ssd, and again would not install to the target drive.
I have moved the jumpers around on the drive according to the diagram- Master jumper settings - recieved disk error
Slave Jumper settings allow the install of different os's to the drive (except windows7) but does not boot from the drive
Cable select Jumper setting - recieves either disk error or same as slave jumper settings.
I have tried quite a few different install methods with no luck, read lots of forums also of course no ACHI settings in BIOS , the only settings making a difference really is the boot order.
Hope I have provided enough info to render a good enough diagnosis.
Pentium 4-M @ 2.4Ghz
CD/DVD Ultrabay / 2ND HDD Ultrabay