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Hello,

I have 2 C300 SSD's both on FW 007; one on my Desktop, and the other on my laptop.
I started noticing my loading times becoming slower, especially on my laptop, so I decided to reinstall on my laptop.
I cleaned the SSD using Diskpart and the clean all command, createa my partition 1024 aligned, everything as it should be?

Both are on AHCI mode, I also have the latest Intel Rapid Storage Drivers on both, disabled hibernation and disk defragmenter on both machines...
I reinstalled and to my horror, benchmarked my SSD. Here are the scores on the laptop:

502

I decided to benchmark the one on my Desktop as well, to see how the performance had degraded there, and here are the scores for the Desktop:

501

Why am I getting such terrible scores, especially on the laptop, after a clean and fresh install??? How can I fix them?
Thanks,

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You can't "fix" the " slow" speeds on the laptop. There are power saving features that "slow" it down. You can try disabling all the power saving features you can in the OS, but maybe not in the BIOS. it is not worth it in a laptop anyways, you want great battery life.
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So you are attributing the really slow write speeds to power saving features?
I sincerely doubt this, as I have gone out of my way to customize every last power setting, and I ran this test on high performance battery settings.
Also, I used to have great 4k writes on this machine ~ 20-30. never have they been this low, so clearly something is wrong.
Do you not also find it strange that all of the rest of my settings except for that 4k write are running normally?
I could really use your help as I am fresh out of ideas.
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So you are attributing the really slow write speeds to power saving features?
I sincerely doubt this, as I have gone out of my way to customize every last power setting, and I ran this test on high performance battery settings.
Also, I used to have great 4k writes on this machine ~ 20-30. never have they been this low, so clearly something is wrong.
Do you not also find it strange that all of the rest of my settings except for that 4k write are running normally?
I could really use your help as I am fresh out of ideas.
Thanks,
-Falven

Take it out and test it in the desktop, just to make sure. I didn't even see that the writes were that low lol, i only looked at the reads.

If anything it may be because you just reinstalled. You could also try a Secure Erase, but you will need to make a system image as a back up first.
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Take it out and test it in the desktop, just to make sure. I didn't even see that the writes were that low lol, i only looked at the reads.
If anything it may be because you just reinstalled. You could also try a Secure Erase, but you will need to make a system image as a back up first.

Tested it on the desktop, same procedure, except I did not do a clean all. I simply deleted the partitions and let Windows 7 do it's thing.
Got better results, but still nowhere near what it should be.
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Tested it on the desktop, same procedure, except I did not do a clean all. I simply deleted the partitions and let Windows 7 do it's thing.
Got better results, but still nowhere near what it should be.

So you did the clean all command in diskpart? That could be why, that writes a lot to the SSD. You should do a Secure Erase to reset the NAND.

You should only do the clean command without the all switch. Same as when you do a format, do a quick format, not a full format.
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So you did the clean all command in diskpart? That could be why, that writes a lot to the SSD. You should do a Secure Erase to reset the NAND.
You should only do the clean command without the all switch. Same as when you do a format, do a quick format, not a full format.
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Tested it on the desktop, same procedure, except I did not do a clean all. I simply deleted the partitions and let Windows 7 do it's thing.
Got better results, but still nowhere near what it should be.
502

It's very possible the drive is shot!
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So you did the clean all command in diskpart? That could be why, that writes a lot to the SSD. You should do a Secure Erase to reset the NAND.
You should only do the clean command without the all switch. Same as when you do a format, do a quick format, not a full format.

http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hughes/SecureErase.shtml

Is secure erase supported by the C300 or Crucial drives?
I know some SSD's / manufacturers don't support or recommend these tools.
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So you did the clean all command in diskpart? That could be why, that writes a lot to the SSD. You should do a Secure Erase to reset the NAND.
You should only do the clean command without the all switch. Same as when you do a format, do a quick format, not a full format.

http://cmrr.ucsd.edu/people/Hughes/SecureErase.shtml

Is secure erase supported by the C300 or Crucial drives?
I know some SSD's / manufacturers don't support or recommend these tools.

Yes it is supported.

Look in my install/ optimization guide in the third post for a guide to properly secure erase your c300.
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Yes it is supported.
Look in my install/ optimization guide in the third post for a guide to properly secure erase your c300.

Tried doing it with this guide - didn't work, seems like my laptop (Alienware M11x) may be locking out anything trying to access the drive.
http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?74093-How-to-use-HDDErase

Going to try with "PartedMagic" Now.
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