I noticed an increased boot time on my X38 board since there is an extra window in which all the SATA devices get recognized, but no difference on my X board that doesn’t have a separate AHCI bootup window. Again, this does NOT install anything. Although I wasn’t unhappy with my ASUS W3J laptop , which I’ve owned for a little over a year now, it was never quite the ultraportable to match my beloved, dearly departed three pound Dell Inspiron M. Do you think that the above instructions will work for me? Originally Posted by kent Strangely I am using some software that was not stable with with Windows Vista and is not yet supported with Windows 7.

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It was the phone call and “about to sue your company if I don’t get this issue resolved” that did xpz trick.

I found that switching the hard drive interface from AHCI back to standard fixed that problem. It’s hard to quantify these sorts of things, but I also greatly prefer the aesthetics of the M over my old W3J.

The only drivers you’ll need for a clean bit Vista install are video, sound, and wired network– all available from the Dell XPS M driver download page.

SATA harddrive running in AHCI or ATA mode. any difference?

I’ve only had the machine since Tuesday, so I’m not really in a position to provide a comprehensive review. It’s more of a sidegrade than a pure upgrade. It’s strange, in a way, because the M isn’t much of an upgrade from the W3J in terms of absolute hardware specifications. It’s also prettier, with its remarkably un-Dell-like svelte, sleek design.


My only peeve is that the weight can get up there with the nine-cell battery. I love touchpadsand it killed me to have a crappily implemented one.

Point it to C: I will choose the driver to install. M130 a machine with 2 GB of memory, that mandatory 2 GB hibernate file on disk, plus the 1. Thanks for the previous post and for the upcoming answer.

Dell XPS M1330 Review

I’m not sure if it’s my imagination or not, but the xpa of the keys is better too. Originally Posted by kent It’s been a while since Dell delivered a laptop that possessed so many awe-inspiring features.

You boot up faster, you shut down faster, and launching applications feels instantaneous.

Perhaps the most striking thing about the machine is the 32 gigabyte solid-state hard drive. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection ahfi.

The resulting Windows Experience benchmark scores are almost the same for both laptops, too. I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron Laptop that came preloaded with Windows 7. Otherwise, this ultraportable should easily sit at the top of any laptop shopping list.

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XPS M1330 & SATA/AHCI SSD Installation problem

I have gotten so used to the low, metronomic rumbling of hard drives when my computers are working that the complete absence of sound in normal operation is rather strange. In comparison, a mechanical 80 Delo 1. All you can hear is a bit of very quiet high pitched electronic buzzing, and only if you put your ear very close to the machine.


I have no idea what the Flash Cahce does of it really do anything under Winxp. I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers Check your PM in about 30 minutes. But since you post was from a ahfi years ago and my system is slightly different form the M, I’m not sure if I should use exactly the same driver.

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They just need to get the prices down and the sizes up, which will come naturally enough in time. I’ve been eyeing laptops with LED displays and solid-state hard drives for a while now, long before I ever saw the Dell M The Dell XPS M is a monumental step in that it takes the best things from other great ultraportables and combines them into a single entity. Yupe finally got my after 3. It’s definitely a little tight.

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