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hey sean, you may want to add some info on raid 0. in case there are people who are interested. i do advise getting a raid controller if you plan on going raid 0. the native amd controller will not be sufficient to keep up with the speeds. depending on the ssd, you will run into a controller bottleneck. i tested this using an asus sabertooth 990fx on a fresh install of windows 7 64 bit ultimate with the latest amd raid/sata drivers installed.
here are the atto and crystal disk mark tests.
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When I first read this (recommended to me in another post I made) I simply read the ATTO results and compared them to my own.

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thought to myself my results where actually slightly higher, all must be good! And than the confusion came after running CystalDisk

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What happened to my write speeds in CrystalDisk after looking so good in ATTO? Perhaps I miss read the post. I thought these results were using the on board controller like I am. If this is the case why do write speeds suffer so hard? Is it due to difference between 890FX chipset and the 990FX series? What am I missing here? headscratch.gif
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What happened to my write speeds in CrystalDisk after looking so good in ATTO? Perhaps I miss read the post. I thought these results were using the on board controller like I am. If this is the case why do write speeds suffer so hard? Is it due to difference between 890FX chipset and the 990FX series? What am I missing here? headscratch.gif
Wow, weird. It could be the SATA controller like you said b/w the chipsets. NCQ(Native Command Queuing...I think that is what it is called) needs to be enabled in RAIDXpert I think I read before. Maybe that can help?
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Hi Sean, here's the results for my 256gb M4 with 0009. Anvil has expired, if there's another copy I'm missing please let me know and I'll be happy to run it.

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Edit: Here's anvil smile.gif
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Hi Sean, here's the results for my 256gb M4 with 0009. Anvil has expired, if there's another copy I'm missing please let me know and I'll be happy to run it.
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Thanks, and btw, here is the link to Anvil: www.ssdaddict.com/apps/AnvilBenchmark_Beta9.zip, just runit and update your previous post.
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Wow, weird. It could be the SATA controller like you said b/w the chipsets. NCQ(Native Command Queuing...I think that is what it is called) needs to be enabled in RAIDXpert I think I read before. Maybe that can help?


After switching from AMD_AHCIRAID_V32154024 (which is latest from Asus web site) to WHQL_SB8xx_RAID_VistaW7_32154075 I got RaidXpert to function and found one of my two SSDs had NCQ disabled. Enabled it and re ran test.
Looks like over all results went up in ATTO but still such a difference between the two benches in the read department. How do I know which bench to believe if either?

before

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After enabling second drives NCQ

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I should mention I do have two other HDDs in raid0 (listed in rig sig) if this would have any affect. I'm still at a lose as to are these drives performing as they should, especially after viewing CrystalDisk results. Any other thoughts? Would you consider this normal performance if it was your set up?
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Wow, weird. It could be the SATA controller like you said b/w the chipsets. NCQ(Native Command Queuing...I think that is what it is called) needs to be enabled in RAIDXpert I think I read before. Maybe that can help?

After switching from AMD_AHCIRAID_V32154024 (which is latest from Asus web site) to WHQL_SB8xx_RAID_VistaW7_32154075 I got RaidXpert to function and found one of my two SSDs had NCQ disabled. Enabled it and re ran test.
Looks like over all results went up in ATTO but still such a difference between the two benches in the read department. How do I know which bench to believe if either?
before
After enabling second drives NCQ
I should mention I do have two other HDDs in raid0 (listed in rig sig) if this would have any affect. I'm still at a lose as to are these drives performing as they should, especially after viewing CrystalDisk results. Any other thoughts? Would you consider this normal performance if it was your set up?

Your Drives are performing perfectly now that you have NCQ enabled biggrin.gif

The two different tests use different types of data (incompressible-Crystal disk mark and compressible-ATTO)
Sand force controllers get a performance hit when handling incompressible data.

Go by ATTO for your drive. That is the program Corsair goes by when rating their drives.
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Your Drives are performing perfectly now that you have NCQ enabled biggrin.gif
The two different tests use different types of data (incompressible-Crystal disk mark and compressible-ATTO)
Sand force controllers get a performance hit when handling incompressible data.
Go by ATTO for your drive. That is the program Corsair goes by when rating their drives.

Thank you sir! +rep

Truly appreciate the expert help thumb.gif
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Hello all

Vertex 3, its my C:\\, which might explain why some of my numbers seem.. odd I didnt run As SSD, for 2 reasons, 1) it gave me absolutly bizzare numbers (write speads peaked at 80MB/s, and 2) i couldnt get the language to change to english

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I do think its interesting how this peaked in very different areas than yours, Sean, very interesting indeed
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You forgot the Patriot Inferno series. link is in my rig wink.gif
awesome guide though
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My 4k Read speeds did not increase in SSD raid 0 mode in AS SSD benchmark?
Normal or not?
Thank you smile.gif
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