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I followed Sean's alternative instructions and enabled hot swapping in the BIOS. I was able to boot to the older version of Parted Magic, then plug in the SSD.

After the secure erase, I looked at the SMART table in PM. Most of the values came up with "old age" and several had "near-Failure".

Windows is now installing. After it's done, I'll look at the SMART table again. Could those readings be a sign of a bad drive? Or should I not trust what PM had to say about the drive's health?
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I never looked into Parted magic SMART.I just use it for secure erase.I have Aida64.Did you look with some other program HD tune,Cristal Disk Info,SSD Life.Yes download SSD Life.
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I never looked into Parted magic SMART.I just use it for secure erase.I have Aida64.Did you look with some other program HD tune,Cristal Disk Info,SSD Life.Yes download SSD Life.

OK, I'll download SSD Life.

I was not going to install anything to windows and just let it sit overnight to see if it's locked up in the morning. I think I'll just use my old hard drive with windows installed on it to get some work done this evening. Is that a good plan to test the SSD? I figured if I didn't install anything to windows and it's locked up in the morning then it's safe to assume the drive is bad and I need to send it back for a new one.
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Just got a brand new 256GB Samsung 840 Pro for $229 @ NCIX + a free copy of Far Cry 3!! After over a year of service, my 500GB Momentus XT has finally bit the dust after secure erasing it failed and bricked it (attempting to claim warranty with Seagate). Here are my benchmarks with windows 7 pro 64-bit installed, system specs are in my sig. Used Samsung's Magician software to optimize. Defrag, hibernation and page filing have all been disabled. Samsung's firmware check says it's running the latest, I have the latest Intel RST drivers and it's plugged into the Intel Sata3 port! biggrin.gif

How are my numbers?




Edited by OrangeBunnies - 1/28/13 at 5:40pm
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Just got a brand new 256GB Samsung 840 Pro for $229 @ NCIX + a free copy of Far Cry 3!! After over a year of service, my 500GB Momentus XT has finally bit the dust after secure erasing it failed and bricked it (attempting to claim warranty with Seagate). Here are my benchmarks with windows 7 pro 64-bit installed, system specs are in my sig. Used Samsung's Magician software to optimize. Defrag, hibernation and page filing have all been disabled. Samsung's firmware check says it's running the latest, I have the latest Intel RST drivers and it's plugged into the Intel Sata3 port! biggrin.gif

How are my numbers?




Those are very nice results! I wish mine were like that. I have the non-Pro version 250GB SSD and I can't even hit 500MB reads. Stuck at 420-430 read. Just got a new ASUS 990FX rev. 2.0 board so I think I still have some tweaking to do!
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Those look pretty good. What version of the IRST drivers? I get about 38 MB/s on 4k read and 116 on 4k write AS-SSD with my 840 Pro 128 GB with 11.7 drivers. So you might be able to eek some more out of that drive.
Edited by GeneO - 1/29/13 at 10:56am
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I have the 840 PRO 256gb, but I use it for my games. I use the OCZ 128 gb for the OS and other programs. Is it necessary to perform the SSD tweaks on the 840? I'm thinking no, with the exception of turning of Defrag. What's your thought?

Thanks...Al
Edited by Methodical - 1/29/13 at 12:35pm
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Originally Posted by Methodical View Post

I have the 840 PRO 256gb, but I use it for my games. I use the OCZ 128 gb for the OS and other programs. Is it necessary to perform the SSD tweaks on the 840? I'm thinking no, with the exception of turning of Defrag. What's your thoughts?

Thanks...Al
no tweaks are ever needed.
post #1709 of 5733
Do we even need this Samsung Magician tool? I can use ATTO for benchmarking. It was my understanding that Windows 7 handles everything else, like TRIM etc.
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Do we even need this Samsung Magician tool? I can use ATTO for benchmarking. It was my understanding that Windows 7 handles everything else, like TRIM etc.
I don't like Samsung magician personally. lol I use AS SSD to bench myself as it provides me with a lot of info for troubleshooting things as well.
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