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I updated the new drive and I've checked to make sure that my Windows 7 settings are ideal for SSDs (regarding write back, large file cache, system restore, etc.) as well as TRIM enabled and AHCI mode enabled. The old drive continues to score around 480-490, while just a week or two ago it was scoring 790. The new drive is blazing, consistently scoring 770+.



The one thing I haven't done is try to defrag the old drive. Should I do that? Could it help?



I've literally tried swapping ports, swapping cables, trying different SATA power cables... everything hardware related that I could think of. Like I said, I've confirmed that my settings are ideal.

I'm hoping that this is all because of running back-to-back benches, as Rebelord pointed out. However, I didn't bench my C: immediately before installing the new SSD (P... I benched it within the past 10 days, though. So, I'm seriously hoping that if I give it a week it will come back up to 700+ total score.

We'll see. Anyone else have other thoughts?

PS: My drives are not in a RAID. I thought about setting up RAID for them, but decided against it as I didn't feel like going through the trouble of doing a work-around or reinstalling Windows. Also, you lose TRIM when you RAID SSDs and I'm not convinced that the real world performance gains will be worth it.
When you can load starcraft in 2 seconds as oppose to 5 seconds w/ raid 0, i think it's worth it.
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Honestly, doing all the registry hacks, etc when setting up a SSD in Win7 really isn't worth the time now. Basically all you have to do, is install windows, then immediately install your basic drivers, once that is done. Run Windows Experience Index scoring system. That will cause Win7 to detect your SSD(s) and set appropriate settings. Moving program files and other user data is easy if you have a data drive.

Honestly, if you dont actually have much on your SSDs. Try a reinstall. however, I would suggest doing a secure erase, then fresh install. You will need a 2nd computer to boot into with the drive attaced, or use a Live CD of Linux distro with software packs fro secure erase. (This is only my suggestion, take it at that.) Then reinstall onto 1 SSD, have all other drives disconnected other than DVD if needed, otherwise use USB.

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