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So I just replaced my crappy 5400RPM spinner drive in my three old year laptop with a brand new C300 64GB SSD. Prior to installing Windows, I ensured that AHCI was enabled in the bios. After Windows was finished installing, I proceeded in flashing my drive with the latest firmware from Crucial's website (FW 0007). The firmware update was successful so I rebooted back into Windows and ran a quick AS SSD test. Here are the results:



Even though AHCI is enabled in my bios, how come my sequential read/write speeds are slower than what is advertised on paper. I am getting like 250/70 when the drive is rated at 265/75 (SATA 2 3GB/s). Also, why is my WEI so low? I was expecting a score of 7.0+ not 5.9.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by NitrousX - 5/17/11 at 10:59am
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post #2 of 12
Looks good,
You'll just have to remember you won't get the rated speeds due to you saturating the sata II interface.
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post #3 of 12
0.7 ms ?
That's not normal IMO.
Apart from that, everything is fine.

My c300 give me 7.9 ... There is something wrong, 5.9 is the max for an HDD 6.0 is min for and SSD.
post #4 of 12
looks good, i really dont think you can always get perfect read and write. But yours is good still
Edited by DNytAftr - 5/17/11 at 11:06am
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post #5 of 12
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Thanks for all the replies guys.

Yeah I am baffled as to why Windows gives my drive a 5.9 rating. The X-25M running in my sig rig gets a 7.8. The spinner drive I took out of this laptop achieved a 5.3 rating.

As for the 0.7ms access time, can anything be done to reduce this?

Thanks.

Edit: Google research reveals that others are getting 0.7ms for the access time as well.

http://www.alex-is.de/ssd_results/C300amd.png
Edited by NitrousX - 5/17/11 at 11:16am
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post #6 of 12
Its normal, you're just getting bottlenecked by SATA II.
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post #7 of 12
Try refreshing WEI and see if that changes your score.
    
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post #8 of 12
I think it looks good for being on SATA II. Here is mine, a 128mb, on SATA III. I just cloned the 7200RPM drive and have not touched a setting yet. I think yours looks just fine. You may be able to tweak some settings in Windows, but nothing will make a drastic improvement.

 
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post #9 of 12
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Should I try to install the Intel RST drivers or should I just leave it where it is. The 5.9 WEI rating really bugs me...

Edit: I just installed the Intel RST drivers and my drive jumped from 5.9 to 7.7 on the WEI rating.

Thanks to all that helped!
Edited by NitrousX - 5/17/11 at 12:34pm
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damm thats a difference..
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