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Thank you Sean, sorted...... working faster again

Changed from IDE to AHCI using the info provided on here
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-7-installation
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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 ?

idk, could be normal.

correct, other non-SandForce SSDs don't slow down as they get full, as much or as quickly as SandForce drives do.
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Thank you Sean, sorted...... working faster again

Changed from IDE to AHCI using the info provided on here
http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-7-installation
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I didnt know the SF drives did that, If i did I would have gotten the Vertex 4 but Im guessing this drop in write speed is not really noticeable.
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I didnt know the SF drives did that, If i did I would have gotten the Vertex 4 but Im guessing this drop in write speed is not really noticeable.
Correct, you really shouldn't notice a difference in daily tasks.
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Correct, you really shouldn't notice a difference in daily tasks.

Im wondering if it can even further degrade if its filled at around 80-90%
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Correct, you really shouldn't notice a difference in daily tasks.

Im wondering if it can even further degrade if its filled at around 80-90%

Test it smile.gif

You should have seen the difference TRIM makes on my M4 when it was filled. Performance dropped like a rock after I filled it with HD movies, however, one TRIM pass with 5GB free space and speeds went right back up.
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Is it true if your SSD will slow down and degrade performance for not leaving more room space . My OS actually took a lot of space besides BF3 origin. Performance has been acting skips in BF3 now. I kept thinking maybe my SSD is degrading too.

I have 24.6gb free of 74.4gb..

But then again i am thinking of doing a secure wipe and i am sure we'll be up to date with Microsoft updates to prevent exploits on the OS.
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Test it smile.gif
You should have seen the difference TRIM makes on my M4 when it was filled. Performance dropped like a rock after I filled it with HD movies, however, one TRIM pass with 5GB free space and speeds went right back up.

I'll give it a try later on.
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Does anyone know any real good third party benchmarks for SSD? Curious.
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