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Hey all.

I have a Corsair SSD Force Series™ F60A. when i bought it only 2 months ago, it was doing 220mb/s sequential write's.
now it does 60mb/s.

disk has 37gb free space and is only used for windows 7 ultimate x64 + some small apps. everything big is loaded on my platter disks.

pagefile is on a platter disk.

ahci mode from the install date.

Any suggestions as to why the speed has degraded this badly this fast?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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post #2 of 15
I am not real sure why that would happen. Have you tried another SATA port? Have you done any bios updates since your last benchmark? Added hardware? How many times have you tested it recently? Are they all similar results?

You do have less free space than your last benchmark, right?
 
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i have tried both the sata3 and sata6 ports of my motherboard.
yes i have updated the bios in between these tests.
i've testet the drive at least 10 times within the last hour, all coming in with aprox the same values (60-62mb/s)

i barly have less free space now. 3-4gb difference from when i first tested with normal results.

maybe i should try downgrading my bios? i know the new bios had a "Update Intel RST option ROM."
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bios downgraded. same result.. 60mb/s meassured with passmark performancetest64
edit: also tried with a different sata cable
Edited by technot - 8/5/11 at 7:41am
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post #5 of 15
Passmark? You should use AS SSD instead. That is still a ton lower. Hmmm.

Maybe you should try re-installing your SATA controller driver in Windows. Do you know how to do that?
 
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post #6 of 15
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hmm.

I've now tried a few runs with AS ssd and the results are even worse. 42mb/s seq write.
I've also tried Anvil's storage utilities, and first run was on par with passmark 60mb/s, second run was awsome and showed 243mb/s write and 265mb/s read. a third run shows 239mb/s write.
(i'm guessing there might be some caching going on since the first try was bad, and sequential runs was good.)

I will try to reinstall the intel sata driver and try again with all 3 programs.
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post #7 of 15
We need to see some other people's benchmarks on this exact drive to see if there is a problem.

You or I should look up the rated speed.

Edit: rated at 50. First benchmark was a fluke.
Edited by BWG - 8/5/11 at 9:26am
 
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post #8 of 15
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reinstalled driver. and same thing, speeds are now 51.61 with AS SSD.
but i also tried with anvil again after the reboot, and this time it gave a solid 243mb/s on first run, so caching was not the issue.

what do you mean rated at 50? according to corsair it's a sandforce chipset drive rated at 285MB/275MB/s read/write.
source: http://www.corsair.com/ssd/force-series/cssd-f60gb2-brkt.html
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post #9 of 15
Can you post an AS SSD screenshot. Or heck, all of the programs you are using.

4k Seq. 50 MB/s rated speed.

Is that the one you are referring too from the benchmark that is slower than the first test you did? If so, the first test was a fluke or it was not what you thought it was.
 
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post #10 of 15
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sorry wrong link. that was the model without the -a in the end.
here is the correct link: http://www.corsair.com/force-series-f60a-solid-state-hard-drive.html
rated at 280/270 read/write.
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