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Thanks dude, will give it a shot when i get home biggrin.gif
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There is an easy way to switch to AHCI without reinstalling. Although I am a bit lazy to find a guide. It's all over so google is the way to go. After that you can clone your Windows. Should work just fine.
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Yes i was comparing my numbers with some other scores ive seen here and on crucial forums, and my Seq read and 4k-64 read both are REALLY LOW especially 4k-64 that one is just beyond low XD smile.gif
my drive activite was at null, I only had the benchmark running at that time and yes i ran it 4 times and got about the same numbers.
I have the latest firmware , chipset and ncq enabled .


Unfortunately, after doing some research (looking at some reviews from 2010)... It seems that to some extent, the SATA 6Gb/s implentation on the ASUS CH4 was done pretty poorly. I don't know if there was ever a fix with updated drivers. There may be a few things you may want to check.

Last year (2010) with the SB850, a BIOS update was required to get the most out of an SSD (the fix was for the 6Gb/s interface). Are you updated to the latest BIOS for your board? Are you using the latest RAID driver V3.2.1540.24 ? Have you run a bench with CnQ (Cool & Quiet) turned off. After that... I'm stumped on how to get improvement.

You may want to look through the AMD motherboard forum, and see if anyone came up with a way to improve HDD (SSD) performance with your Motherboard. From what I've seen on the webz, SATA 6Gb/s is/was a problem, but most of what I saw was from 2010.
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I installed windows without reading your guide redface.gif and installed window under IDE. I'm deciding to do a fresh install with all the optimization! I have a question though. Can i clone the ssd now to a HDD and re clone when im done with the fresh install or will it be detrimental since windows is now installed under AHCI and not IDE?

Don't bother reinstalling, just do the optimizations if you want.
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There is an easy way to switch to AHCI without reinstalling. Although I am a bit lazy to find a guide. It's all over so google is the way to go. After that you can clone your Windows. Should work just fine.

It is in the second post under "How to: Change SATA Mode after installation!" -_-

Y U NO READ GUIDE! ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ
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+1 to avoiding Marvell Controller, they work great for HDD's, that's about it. I got lucky on my ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX board, the Marvell controller is used solely for eSata on the back I/O panel, the 6 Sata 3 ports are all AMD so I just simply disabled the Marvell completely.
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Unfortunately, after doing some research (looking at some reviews from 2010)... It seems that to some extent, the SATA 6Gb/s implentation on the ASUS CH4 was done pretty poorly. I don't know if there was ever a fix with updated drivers. There may be a few things you may want to check.
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You may want to look through the AMD motherboard forum, and see if anyone came up with a way to improve HDD (SSD) performance with your Motherboard. From what I've seen on the webz, SATA 6Gb/s is/was a problem, but most of what I saw was from 2010.

Yeah I got latest RAID drivers installed and my CnQ is always disabled. I just installed newest bios to check and the performance has not improved in any way.
I will try to find some info on that but so far googling have not came up with anything at all...
its so sad my Seq Read (is almost as fast) and write is faster on my Raid 0 Re4 compared to my M4 ssd so sad T_T i want to cry... kill me for buying 200 usd ssd...


SEAN help me out pl0x!
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Unfortunately, after doing some research (looking at some reviews from 2010)... It seems that to some extent, the SATA 6Gb/s implentation on the ASUS CH4 was done pretty poorly. I don't know if there was ever a fix with updated drivers. There may be a few things you may want to check.
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Yeah I got latest RAID drivers installed and my CnQ is always disabled. I just installed newest bios to check and the performance has not improved in any way.
I will try to find some info on that but so far googling have not came up with anything at all...
its so sad my Seq Read (is almost as fast) and write is faster on my Raid 0 Re4 compared to my M4 ssd so sad T_T i want to cry... kill me for buying 200 usd ssd...


SEAN help me out pl0x!

frown.gif You and a few others have the same issue with that mobo. IDK what's up, xandypx is more knowledgeable on this than I.
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Yeah I got latest RAID drivers installed and my CnQ is always disabled. I just installed newest bios to check and the performance has not improved in any way.
I will try to find some info on that but so far googling have not came up with anything at all...
its so sad my Seq Read (is almost as fast) and write is faster on my Raid 0 Re4 compared to my M4 ssd so sad T_T i want to cry... kill me for buying 200 usd ssd...
SEAN help me out pl0x!

the ch4 isnt the only board that has problems with ssd in raid. amd just has a crappy raid/sata controller and no ammount of driver/bios updates with fix this. it bottlenecks both of my ssd in raid. im barely getting over 800mb/s read-write on my board. if i add my 3rd ssd, i get maybe 100mb/s extra. so A) i donate a kidney and get a raid card or B) sell my rig and go intel.
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Yeah I got latest RAID drivers installed and my CnQ is always disabled. I just installed newest bios to check and the performance has not improved in any way.
I will try to find some info on that but so far googling have not came up with anything at all...
its so sad my Seq Read (is almost as fast) and write is faster on my Raid 0 Re4 compared to my M4 ssd so sad T_T i want to cry... kill me for buying 200 usd ssd...
SEAN help me out pl0x!

the ch4 isnt the only board that has problems with ssd in raid. amd just has a crappy raid/sata controller and no ammount of driver/bios updates with fix this. it bottlenecks both of my ssd in raid. im barely getting over 800mb/s read-write on my board. if i add my 3rd ssd, i get maybe 100mb/s extra. so A) i donate a kidney and get a raid card or B) sell my rig and go intel.
I have SINGLE SSD its just i got 2x RE4s in RAID 0 so i had to run ports all ports in RAID mode
I see so if I get a raid card and put my SINGLE SSD on it , it will work? Or put my 2 RE4s on raid card and switch the mobo to AHCI ?
BTW arent there some cheap/decent raid cards?
....
on the second note i just checked newegg and " MOTHER OF GOD" why are those raid cards so bloody expansive O_O you can buy a whole new setup for that much i5/new mobo

this one seems like cheapest most decent one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816101358
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i would use single ssd on the motherboard and use the re4s on the raid card.
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