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MagicMan's thread is fantastic for SSD knowledge.

Another thing:

Enabling write-back caching will increase performance.

If you have Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) installed, you can enable it there.

You can also enable it by:

1) Going to Device Manager
2) Expand Disk Drives
3) Double click on the drive you want to enable write-caching on
4) Go to the Policies tab
5) Check the box for "Enable write caching on the device"
6) For best performance, leave the box that says "Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device" unchecked
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Well is there another way to align the drive? I tired the method mentioned above but for whatever reason when I click the use recovery tools it says that the version of windows is not compatible with the cd, but its the same cd I used to install it.

Never mind: Figured it out, with a 3rd cd, and finally got everything formatted correctly, and re-installed and here are the results, still a bit dismal don't really understand why at this point.


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Well is there another way to align the drive? I tired the method mentioned above but for whatever reason when I click the use recovery tools it says that the version of windows is not compatible with the cd, but its the same cd I used to install it.

Never mind: Figured it out, with a 3rd cd, and finally got everything formatted correctly, and re-installed and here are the results, still a bit dismal don't really understand why at this point.

*snip*
Actually, the results are nearly the same BitTech got when benching the same drive. Bear in mind that it's not the newest drive, with a top of the line controller (it's last years tech). So don't expect performance numbers like your seeing out of newer models.

Take a look. Your sequential read/write performance is on par with BitTech's reviews. I'd be satisfied by that

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...-usb3-review/3
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 6/3/11 at 10:20pm
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Never mind: Figured it out, with a 3rd cd, and finally got everything formatted correctly, and re-installed and here are the results, still a bit dismal don't really understand why at this point.

Try CrystalDiskMark or some other benchmark. Certain benchmarks don't like certain SSD controllers. For instance, SandForce controllers perform really well, but they bench really low on AS SSD. Maybe the Barefoot controller is the same and just doesn't like AS SSD.

Check it out. This is my RAID 0 array benched on AS SSD vs. CrystalDiskMark. Totally different results with the exact same setup.

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Actually, the results are nearly the same BitTech got when benching the same drive. Bear in mind that it's not the newest drive, with a top of the line controller (it's last years tech). So don't expect performance numbers like your seeing out of newer models.

Take a look. Your sequential read/write performance is on par with BitTech's reviews. I'd be satisfied by that

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/sto...-usb3-review/3
Thanks for the link, I am not upset about it really, I mean I know its SATA II and a little older but at least everything is working as it should now, the speed is still good to me coming from a mechanical drive. Thanks again for your help.
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Thanks for the link, I am not upset about it really, I mean I know its SATA II and a little older but at least everything is working as it should now, the speed is still good to me coming from a mechanical drive. Thanks again for your help.
Np at all Glad to be of service
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