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What to make of this slow SSD ? (Corsair F120 bench @ 130MB/s)

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It is a refurbished, so no RMA, I had it for ~4month.
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There is 26 gb left on the drive,

Drive is Encrypted with simple AES

board is Sabertooth X58 930@2.93ghz, sata2.

I do not care much about the slow speed, I mostly wonder if these are signs it is about to fail.sozo.gif

Thanks a lot
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Which SATA port do you have this drive connected to?

Is AHCI mode enabled for this SATA port in the BIOS?
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yes it's on ahci in the bios,

Updade : I swapped the drive to another cable, same thing, I plugged a new F90 on that cable, max speed = 270mbs

I really fear this F120 is about to fail, are there other tests you suggest me to do ?

Thanks,
Edited by transisto - 10/15/11 at 12:03am
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Originally Posted by transisto;15315741 
yes it's on ahci in the bios,

Updade : I swapped the drive to another cable, same thing, I plugged a new F90 on that cable, max speed = 270mbs

I really fear this F120 is about to fail, are there other tests you suggest me to do ?

Thanks,
But which SATA port do you have this drive connected to?
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post #5 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;15315808 
But which SATA port do you have this drive connected to?
Sorry, what I meant was that I switched port,

They are two from the 6 intel port.
Edited by transisto - 10/15/11 at 8:08am
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plug it into the grey ports on the sabertooth
and then check your results smile.gif
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If you can, since it is a used SSD, I would backup/image the drive, and perform a secure erase on it. Corsair recommends using "Parted Magic" for this process, although there are other programs that will do the same thing.

Secure erase (a special program to clear an SSD) will "zap" the cells on the SSD, and erase the memory controllers memory, effectively restoring the drive to how the drive originally shipped from the manufacturer when it was new.

If Secure Erase does not bring up the speed of the drive, then something else is going on.
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Corsair recommends using "Parted Magic" for this process, although there are other programs that will do the same thing.
They recommend Parted Magic for the same reason I do.

It has the easiest to use version of Secure Erase avaliable.

Burn the ISO and we'll steer you from there. smile.gif
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I agree: try Secure Erase. Here's my personal preferred method, although it may or may not be as easy as using Parted Magic:

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?74093-How-to-use-HDDErase
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