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Wintec Industries 2.5" SATA-III SSD
Solid State Drives
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Spec Sheet                               Wintec SATA-III SSD Spec Sheet (pdf)
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3-Year Limited Warranty
Wintec Industries, Inc. warrants to the end user that this product, when used under normal use and service, will be free from defects in material, workmanship, and will conform to the published product specifications for the applicable warranty term commencing on the date of purchase.
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What benchmarks do you use to get your Read and Write performance numbers? Why do my performance numbers differ?
We use a variety of popular disk benchmarks available to the public for each product, and take an average of all the results to try to give a single number that will best represent what an end user will experience. So, in some cases you may find that the product benchmarks slightly higher or lower than the figure we have specified. Many hardware and software factors can affect benchmark results, so individual results can be further skewed from our numbers. Anything from the storage controller chip, BIOS setup, disk file system format, other programs running, and even the amount of free space available on the drive can affect a disk benchmark.
Can I mix UnBuffered and Registered Memory?
No - you must check whether your motherboard utilizes unbuffered or registered memory as to the two are not interoperable. As a general rule, desktops, notebooks and entry-level servers will use unbuffered memory modules while regular server boards will use registered memory however it is always best to confirm this with the specifications that came with your specific motherboard.
Can I mix DDR266 and DDR333?
Typically, they can be mixed on a system however the system will clock down to speed of the slowest memory that has been installed. We would recommend however that you use memory that is all programmed to run at the same speed and that is specified by your motherboard requirements.
How do I find out how much memory is currently installed on my system?
Note: This applies only if you are installing the SSD as your primary drive (boot drive, with operating system files), or if you are installing program files onto the SSD.

The SSD does not require any special configuration to run regular operating systems, but you may eventually run into some “stuttering” issues if you do not set your system up properly. There are two main things that will help keep your system from stuttering:

1. Optimize windows and program settings to minimize small random file writes:
  A. Disable Windows drive de-fragmentation on SSD
  B. Disable windows page file (depends on your typical workload, and if you have sufficient system RAM; 4GB is more than enough for the average user)
  C. Disable Internet explorer/Firefox cache (temporary internet files)
  D. Disable Windows drive indexing, prefetch, and superfetch (these are HDD tweaks which are no longer needed with the added speed of the SSD)
2. Consider using a program like Managed Flash Tools, or Microsoft SteadyState to further minimize small random file writes
3. Apply latest service packs and updates to Microsoft Outlook (if used as your email program).
When Microsoft Outlook is running, it makes a large number of small random file writes to the system drive.
This can wreak havoc with the SSD, since the SSD must then deal with a large number of random writes and block erases, which is its weak point.
Applying the latest service pack to Microsoft Outlook should help remedy the problem. Closing Microsoft Outlook when it is not needed will also help improve system responsiveness.
Which SSDs can I install an operating system onto (which are bootable devices)?
Only our 2.5” form factor drives are marketed as bootable hard drive replacements. The ExpressCard SSD can also be configured as a bootable device. The ExpressCard SSD is bootable on a number of desktop motherboards (using an ExpressCard adapter card), but the BIOS in most laptops are not able to detect and boot from the ExpressCard SSD.
Why doesn’t my drive show up under Windows Explorer
You need to first format your drive. To format the drive, you first need to go into Windows Disk Management console and create the partition for the drive.

Go to Control Pane l-> Administrative Tools -> Disk Management (on the left navigation pane) -> Right click on Disk number -> Initialize Drive -> Ok -> Right click on Unpartitioned space -> Format settings as desired (or just click Next through all the steps to use Windows default settings).
Why does my xxGB SSD drive show up as less than xxGB in available disk space?
The “missing” disk space in all SSDs, USB pen drives, and all flash products in general (not just from Wintec) is used for a number of things; controller firmware, block information, and spare blocks to replace worn out blocks in the drive. The spare blocks allow the drive to extend its lifetime, maintain data integrity, and maintain its performance much longer than it would be able to without these spare blocks.