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Hey Guys,

I noticed my OCZ Vertex 2 seemed to be getting sluggish lately. I ran a crystal mark disk bench and got some really disappointing numbers (shown by pic 1). So I downloaded the OCZ Toolbox and ran the secure write in hopes of speeding up the drive. The writes are now a tad faster, but still well below where it used to be (shown in pic 2) Am I doing something wrong, or is there a better tool to restore performance on this SSD? Thanks all for your input.

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Did you do a clean install of windows on your SSD when you got it?
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Originally Posted by JSDempsey View Post
Did you do a clean install of windows on your SSD when you got it?
I did, and my reads and writes used to be way higher, close to 285. Now it won't pass 200. I've done the secure ease thing from OCZ, so it's empty now. Also it's running firmware 1.33.

Also, This drive is less than 6 months old. It was used for a boot drive only. Temp files and pagefile were offloaded to another drive.
Edited by fishman78 - 7/27/11 at 3:51pm
    
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This is from there website.

"Rated speeds may vary slightly depending on the benchmark used, drivers, windows version, bios version and file size. We recommend using ATTO, IOMeter, and PC Mark Vantage for benchmarking SSDs and to achieve maximum rated specifications."

Did you use the same program when you tested it before. That is just below my numbers, and I have the same drive.
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This is from there website.

"Rated speeds may vary slightly depending on the benchmark used, drivers, windows version, bios version and file size. We recommend using ATTO, IOMeter, and PC Mark Vantage for benchmarking SSDs and to achieve maximum rated specifications."

Did you use the same program when you tested it before. That is just below my numbers, and I have the same drive.
I have always used Crystal... i don't know what's wrong with the thing.... still faster than a regular drive, but kind of a bummer

Edit: So I tried ATTO and the results that came back were much better (at 8MB)
What should I be using for a total length to get a good read?

Thanks!
Edited by fishman78 - 7/27/11 at 6:19pm
    
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