Hello, I need some help with upgrading my computer with newer OS and using a PCIe SSD as primary/boot drive.
The OS install should be straight forward enough, my main concern with the SSD functioning properly. I bought the SSD several years ago and while its incredibly fast, there were problems resuming from s3 sleep and hibernate so I never used it. I heard from other forums the problem is either my current OS (vista) doesn't support boot from pcie ssd properly, or there's some firmware/bios issue? I don't really understand it. Now I am upgrading my PC to Win 7 Pro, I want to use the PCIe SSD and need advice. I don't want to get the software and hardware installed only to run into the same problem.
My computer specs:
OS: Windows Vista HP x64
Motherboard: MSI X58 Platinum SLI
CPU: Intel i7 920
Graphics: nVidia GTX 560 ti
Sound: Creative SoundBlaster XFi pci-e
Power Supply: Corsair TX 850 (850 watt)
Primary/Boot: Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB HDD
Secondary/Extras: Samsung HDD, Toshiba HDD
the PCIe SSd is a OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240 GB
planning to install Windows 7 Pro x64 on the pcie ssd
previously i installed my Vista OS on the SSD, it was amazing in every way possible except i couldn't resume from s3 sleep, standby or hibernate, the computer turned on but mouse, keyboard and monitor did not respond. blank black screen. only way to turn off/restart was the reset button or unplugging it.
Will I run into the same problem again with Win 7? Is there bios or firmware (not sure what that is) updates i need to do to make it work right? Thanks in Advance.