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Are you using it as a boot drive? Try to not benchmark it too much....its not good for the drive.
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Yep - thats what I meant. It just pops up for a split second and vanishes again
Don't launch CMD with the run command. Just launch cmd itself.
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Also be sure too secure erase the drive before re installing windows.This is a necessary step with a sandforce drive.Formatting is not enough...it must be secure erased.
The c300 has a marvell controller not sandforce.

But as you mentioned, a secure erase is the way to go here. It will reset the drive to factory fresh.
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The c300 has a marvell controller not sandforce.

But as you mentioned, a secure erase is the way to go here. It will reset the drive to factory fresh.
Yep its marvell.

What software do you use to secure erase? Ive heard of people killing their SSDs through doing it. A normal format through the W7 installation is fine. Thats what ive heard.
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post #25 of 26
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Yep its marvell.

What software do you use to secure erase? Ive heard of people killing their SSDs through doing it. A normal format through the W7 installation is fine. Thats what ive heard.
The ocz forum has guides on how to create a bootable usb stick for linux. Once loaded up, you run a few commands and poof, it's erased. I also did it once to my c300 using a bootable iso burned to cd of parted magic.

I've secure erased my V3 5-6 times already due to ocz's firmware issues.
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The reason I formatted the drive was the SSD was previously used in a Macbook so I wanted to be sure any Apple files were removed from the drive incase it caused problems.
How long?

Formatting doesn't pre-erase any of the NAND. That could be why performance is lower. OSX didn't support TRIM until the latest version, so that's another factor.

It might be worth doing a Secure Erase before reinstalling Windows in AHCI mode with the proper drivers.

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Thanks - I'll have a go at the registry settings. As for the TRIM issue - as I said above the window just flashes up and closes again? No time to read what it says? How can I keep this Window up so I can read the info?
You can open a command prompt first rather than typing the bolded commands into the run box.

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The computer seems more responsive now but I'll give it a good test tomorrow.
AHCI mode does that. It allows multiple reads/writes to be sent to the drive in parallel.
     
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