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Hello, I can't seem to figure out why my OCZ Vertex 3 is scoring a 7.2 in WEI (I know its not a great tool to measure performance) ... The thing is when I bought it it was scoring at 7.7? I may have changed something along the way. Im using a basic setup no raid configuration, just my SSD as the OS... I might try throwing windows on here fresh and see what happens..
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It really shouldn't change that much over time maybe .1 but not that much. I get a 7.8 on my m4 and I only have it one Sata2 port. So I think there is a problem you should be looking into. Also do a disk cleanup for good measure just in case even ccleaner.
Also try firmware updates or SSD optimization.

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1156654-seans-windows-7-ssd-install-optimization.html
 
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I need firmware updates and then ill return, apparently I need another drive that doesn't have windows to install them? Might have to goto a buddys.
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Hi HexATL,

Are you running with the windows indexing service enabled?
Are your pagefile located on the SSD?
How about prefetch / superfetch service?

Also be sure to disable the scheduled defragmentation on the drive, although it should have done that by itself.

These are things that might diminish your SSD performance over time.

A little tip: If your drive uses TRIM (not sure if the v3 does) be sure to leave your pc on the log on screen from time to time, as that will let the TRIM procedure do its magic.

Here's a pretty well covering post on how to keep up the performance in win 7
How to CORRECTLY optimize your SSD for windows 7

Just a few things to consider, hope you regain your drives full potential.

/NwP
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OP, WEI gives only a vague rating of hardware of what it thinks it is. You shouldn't care less about WEI. The thing that would matter is ARE YOU FEELING THE SLOWDOWN? If not, disregard WEI (and if you still worry, be in peace that you can edit the score http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2007/10/fun-stuff-hack-your-windows-experience.html)biggrin.gif

EDIT: As told be mcp75, the test is important but not the score.

If yes, then that's a problem and I'm sure the forum would be able to help you out.

PS:My Vertex 3 MI gives 7.9:p
Edited by guiJY - 11/1/11 at 3:20am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by guiJY;15529031 
OP, WEI gives only a vague rating of hardware of what it thinks it is. You shouldn't care less about WEI. The thing that would matter is ARE YOU FEELING THE SLOWDOWN? If not, disregard WEI (and if you still worry, be in peace that you can edit the score http://unlockforus.blogspot.com/2007/10/fun-stuff-hack-your-windows-experience.html)biggrin.gif

If yes, then that's a problem and I'm sure the forum would be able to help you out.

PS:My Vertex 3 MI gives 7.9:p

Yeah, honestly I wish I ran some tests when I first got it. Uunfortunatly that is the only stat I have to go off of. Strange thing is is now its showing up as 7.0. When I bought it two or three months ago 7.7. I am not noticing any major decrease in speed. Although I noticed lately extracting files from zip folders hangs occasionally. Tommarrow I am going to update the firmware for it..
and try a fresh install of Windows maybe..

What is the best software to test SSDs? Maybe I should be comparing with other peoples ocz vertex 3 60gb?
post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by guiJY;15529031 
OP, WEI gives only a vague rating of hardware of what it thinks it is. You shouldn't care less about WEI.

This is not true. The score you get is WEI is not important but running the tool is. WEI takes info from Windows and sends it to cmos on how you have the computer set up. So please don't tell people not to care less unless you tell them not to care less about the score.
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Originally Posted by HexATL;15529143 
What is the best software to test SSDs? Maybe I should be comparing with other peoples ocz vertex 3 60gb?

Download Atto and As-ssd and run them. Those are the two tools that OCZ uses for it's ratings.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcg75;15529221 
This is not true. The score you get is WEI is not important but running the tool is. WEI takes info from Windows and sends it to cmos on how you have the computer set up. So please don't tell people not to care less unless you tell them not to care less about the score.



Download Atto and As-ssd and run them. Those are the two tools that OCZ uses for it's ratings.

True. I meant the score, not the test itself. My bad:D

Another note is don't over bench your SSD. They have a limited write-cycle and you'd not want your SDD to wear out fast.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by guiJY;15529252 
Another note is don't over bench your SSD. They have a limited write-cycle and you'd not want your SDD to wear out fast.

This is true. But the advanced wear leveling of current generation drives pretty much negate the impact of writes to the point where it's a non-issue.

As-ssd will write about a gig during a test. I've done the as-ssd test about 20 times on my m4 in addition to installing the OS etc.

The drive is still predicted to last another 8 years. smile.gif

The good thing about a ssd is it will still read even when no longer able to write. So you don't lose your data.
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I did some research and apparently people have been going as low as 6.8 without letting their comps sit at the login screen (activating trim?) gona try that tonight and see if it goes up at all

seems like such a **** stupid fix but its worth a shot and i need sleep lol! lachen.gif
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