Originally Posted by DrSwizz;14817262
I still think the problem is in Windows itself, not the nforce 590 controller.
That SSD benchmark looks a bit strange though.
One thing that I highly recommend that you do is some basic testing in Linux to see if you get any error messages when copying files back and fourth. Linux usually give plenty of feedback when things go wrong, so any problems with nforce SATA controller should be easy to spot.
Feel free to ask questions if need help with this.
I have a dialog going on with Microsoft, so let's see where that goes.
The SSD benchmark issue I attribute to the newness of these series 3 drivers with Sandforce controller, and getting the firmware to play with Nvidia chipsets at all. It seems that the Apple community is in an uproar over this as well. So until I get a version of the firmware that OCZ states is thoroughly testing with Nvidia controllers, I will just have to live with it this way.
As for Linux, I actually have a bootable CD but I don't think it's usable for the purpose you describe. It was built specifically to allow firmware updates to the SSD. If there's some other way to do this experimentation with Linux, let me know. I may need to buy another disk just to have a spare for this type of work.
But I see no issues in windows 7. WEI (windows experience index) runs a nice 7.4. Overall system responsiveness is just a shade less than the 2010 vintage Rampage III extreme i7 system my son has.
There has been so much fuss over Nvidia chipsets that I've read lately, coupled with the fact they have gotten out of this business that has me a bit gun-shy now to buy another board with that stuff in it. Sort of the way it was with VIA chipsets years ago on Intel machines.