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I just got it Friday installed windows on it, getting some terrible write speeds and boot times are slower then my sig HD. Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB is what I got, I know its not one of the fastest one, but I wanted t to test it out. And it was only $85 shipped.


Not sure if I went about installing windows correctly first time, anyway quest is do I have to do anything specific to clean the drive to reinstall windows 7 64 again. All i have is just the install so no big loss..
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You have to enable AHCI mode to get the best speeds.You maybe able to use this Windows fix to install AHCI drivers without re-installing
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
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I got AHCI enabled in the Bios. Tried AHCi and IDE mode, No difference in speed cept IDE boots much faster.
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Thats strange that changing it to AHCI mode did not speed it up. Because that sounds like the same problem I had when I bought my ssd for the first time. I turned on the AHCI and it was crazy how much faster it got. Now sometimes you have to do a fresh install for the AHCI mode to work.
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Sequential write throughput —
256 GB – 230 MB/s write
128 GB – 230 MB/s write
64 GB – 145 MB/s write

This, 145MB/s Write is pretty slow compared to other SSD's in its price range
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Sequential write throughput —
256 GB – 230 MB/s write
128 GB – 230 MB/s write
64 GB – 145 MB/s write

This, 145MB/s Write is pretty slow compared to other SSD's in its price range
I agree but i only get around 40mb/s.. Only other drive i was looking at was vertex 2 60gb and it was $109 before taxes and shipping.. Thats Cad.
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Try a SATA Secure Erase - https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase

Usually helps with used drives, but it may help here as well.
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