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Everything is good, but the 4k reads are slightly low. That could just be your mobo's power saving features enabled.
Would I be able to turn off the power saving feature in my mobo's bios? If so, what setting should I look for? Thanks.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1262255/effect-of-power-saving-features-on-ssd-speed
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Hey Sean,

another quick question, i need to reinstall windows again... how should i prepare the SSD? Or is just booting from the CD and deleting the partitions enough? Cheers

Just deleting the partitions is enough. thumb.gif
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Its a peep show quote: p. Anyway thanks!

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hi guys. Yesterday I came across long forgotten option in win, NTFS compression. I know it wasn't wort it on old HDDs but now on SDD? I was thinking maybe to use it od my new sammy 256gb I use for installing games.
I have seen somewhere in the thread that Sean already said that it's not worth it to use it on OS SSD drive. why is that? I don't care about read/write cicles if I can get additional space? the biggest stuff I have on the drives are games and those I would like to compress if I don't loose performance. the CPU is fast enough I think for this task so there shouldn't be any problems?

btw I'm using truecrypt on all the drives in my system if that matters.

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hi guys. Yesterday I came across long forgotten option in win, NTFS compression. I know it wasn't wort it on old HDDs but now on SDD? I was thinking maybe to use it od my new sammy 256gb I use for installing games.
I have seen somewhere in the thread that Sean already said that it's not worth it to use it on OS SSD drive. why is that? I don't care about read/write cicles if I can get additional space? the biggest stuff I have on the drives are games and those I would like to compress if I don't loose performance. the CPU is fast enough I think for this task so there shouldn't be any problems?

btw I'm using truecrypt on all the drives in my system if that matters.

cheers.
I gained no additional free space when I had it enabled. It actually made me have 1 MB less space lol.

Enable it if you like.

Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-ntfs-compression,3073.html
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I gained no additional free space when I had it enabled. It actually made me have 1 MB less space lol.
Enable it if you like.
Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-ntfs-compression,3073.html

thanks for the link. I'll dig in :-).
did you use a lot of games on this drive you tried it on cos I think the gain there could be big cos games have a lot of small files? or maybe not, cos very often they use compression in those big game files rolleyes.gif.
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Hi Sean,
There's always one who reads the instructions months after installing a SSD drive.
My Control mode in the bios is on IDE not AHCI, is there any point in switching now or do you think I should re-install windows again.
I am very happy with the speed of the PC but I have one problem at the moment,
When I am on FSX flight sim, which is one of only two games loaded on the SSD drive "C"
If another drive kicks in the game freezes then restarts.
I am sure all my FSX add-ons are installed on the SSD drive so I don't know why this happens, could it be windows storing files on a different drive?
MW3 is on the SSD drive and I have no probs.
cheers
riggie UK
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I seem to be having some sort of issue with my SSD, I've noticed for the last few days my host read and write has significantly gone up especially for the write which is normally at 3-4Gb/day now its been 20-25Gb/day for the last few days and this started to bother me, I checked windows resource monitor and saw that Chrome was constantly writing to C:\$LogFile I have no idea what this is but it needs fixing ASAP.

Also, I ran AS SSD and Crystal disk and Im very surprised why my write speeds have dropped so much..

Before:
388
515

Now:
394
520

EDIT:

I've checked with another computer and the write bytes/sec chrome only writes like 3,000/sec while on mine its now writing at abour 3-4million.
Edited by EarlZ - 6/24/12 at 3:54am
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Hi Sean,
There's always one who reads the instructions months after installing a SSD drive.
My Control mode in the bios is on IDE not AHCI, is there any point in switching now or do you think I should re-install windows again.
I am very happy with the speed of the PC but I have one problem at the moment,
When I am on FSX flight sim, which is one of only two games loaded on the SSD drive "C"
If another drive kicks in the game freezes then restarts.
I am sure all my FSX add-ons are installed on the SSD drive so I don't know why this happens, could it be windows storing files on a different drive?
MW3 is on the SSD drive and I have no probs.
cheers
riggie UK

Change to AHCI mode!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-7-installation
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I seem to be having some sort of issue with my SSD, I've noticed for the last few days my host read and write has significantly gone up especially for the write which is normally at 3-4Gb/day now its been 20-25Gb/day for the last few days and this started to bother me, I checked windows resource monitor and saw that Chrome was constantly writing to C:\$LogFile I have no idea what this is but it needs fixing ASAP.

Also, I ran AS SSD and Crystal disk and Im very surprised why my write speeds have dropped so much..

Before:
388
515

Now:
394
520

EDIT:

I've checked with another computer and the write bytes/sec chrome only writes like 3,000/sec while on mine its now writing at abour 3-4million.

How much free space do you have? Usually sandforce drives slow down as they get filled. Also, if you don't have enough time to run a TRIM and garage collection cycle speeds will stay lower.
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When I did the first benchmark I only used up 9% of the total space as seen on the screen shot with Cyrstal Disk, now Im using 30% of the capacity. I rarely turn off my PC, I'll try to reboot it and leave it idle for a couple of hours and see if things change.. should I expect to see the same write speeds at 30% used space?

Since you mentioned SF drives slow down when filled, does this mean that Intel drives ( or non SF in general ) dont ?
Edited by EarlZ - 6/24/12 at 5:35pm
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