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According to this link
11.0.5.1001 is of 6/4/2012 and got whql certified on 28/4/2012...
If you have other info,please provide...so far,doorules seems to have right about them...intel numbering is somehow crappy sometimes...

Yes, that just means that an older version (11.0.5) got WHQL'ed now but the latest one is still 11.1.0. Take a look at this link. The only reason why 11.1.0 WHQL first compared to 11.0.5 WHQL because it is the latest WHQL. I hope you get what I mean here.

A driver version receiving the WHQL seal/stamp at a later date doesn't mean that that version is newer than a driver version that was WHQL'ed earlier. In a nutshell, a good basis is by the numbering system of Intel. By common sense/decimal mathematics, 11.1.0 is greater (more latest) than 11.0.5, yes? smile.gif
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Hmm. So, I see I only have 12GB's left on the 128GB. Don't understand. Not much installed. Couple of games, MS Office. I went into my user folder and says there is under 500MB used, however when I click back one and do properties it said 2.1 GBs used? Can not locate the other 1.5 GB's of files. And is Win 7 supposed to take up 40GB's it self? Feel like I'm missing something here.
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You may have a 16 gb page file, may want to check that out.
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Hmm. So, I see I only have 12GB's left on the 128GB. Don't understand. Not much installed. Couple of games, MS Office. I went into my user folder and says there is under 500MB used, however when I click back one and do properties it said 2.1 GBs used? Can not locate the other 1.5 GB's of files. And is Win 7 supposed to take up 40GB's it self? Feel like I'm missing something here.

Check this out: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds#post_15523325

Windows only takes up 5-7GB for me when I install. Once updates and programs and what not are installed I only use up ~30GB.
 
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Ok, so here are the first benches of my 2 m3's in raid0, directly after win7 and driver installation, default fw (i think 1.00). This is 4k strip size on an ivy 3570k at stock speeds, everything went pretty well with no big issues:

501
368

Not overwhelming looking at the other benches methinks, but at least it all runs without a hitch. Next up, updating fw to 1.05 using a YUMIed usb stick, every other parameter unchanged:

501
368

Still pretty meh, but still about 1000% better than my old hdds;)

So I thought lets try the other end of the spectrum and go for 128k strip size. Problem is, after flashing to 1.05 (since thats the only change I see) windows wont install anymore :maadsmiley
It will copy and extract the files, reboot, setup the registry, do stuff for some seconds and then tell me it "could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware." Awesome, most informative error message ever. Tried all sorts of strip sizes including 4k (which worked before), no help. Tried giving him the intel rapid storage drivers on a usb stick, but it wont even find them (maybe I did something wrong there, do I need some other driver maybe?)

Any help before I flash to 1.04 (which I hope works...) ?

Edit: oh great, 1.04 says "Device not matched", so I guess thats out of the question:sick:
Edited by digitill - 6/2/12 at 8:14am
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1.04 is for the M3Pro series you have M3 and while it raid it will show 1.0 regardless like seen in AS SSD above there has been no speed increase in any of the FW I'm aware of just simple tweaks
Edited by AMD_Freak - 6/2/12 at 3:15pm
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I have not yet bothered with the last FW update, too busy playing with W8. Have you tried it yet AMD-Freak?
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Hey, thanks for the reply:)

I know from raiding hdds that stats like temps, fw and such cant be shown for raided drives, so I didnt really even check what AS SSD stated. That my m3s were on fw 1.00 I gathered from the fw update to 1.05, where it found my two drives and said they were 1.00 prior to the flash;)

According to this link, there is also a 1.04 fw for the m3. It would surprise me anyways if theyd just skip that one^^ Well, the image is called "px-128m3_1.04_firmware_updater.iso" so Im pretty sure its the right one. It just wont "match" my "devices"... maybe it wont "downgrade" in general?

Well anyways, I didn't really expect any great improvements, I just thought it couldnt hurt. Now that windows wont install anymore, I guess it did hurt after all, since as I said nothing else really changed:(

Since I couldnt find any pre-1.04 firmwares for the m3, I went ahead and downloaded the win8 release preview and tried installing that. No idea why, but that actually worked... so right now I'm benching 128k strip on win8... dunno how comparable the results are but I will post as soon as I'm done.
Meh... I dont want win8... poke.gif
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OK here we go: 2x m3 raid0 at 4/64/128k stripe sizes, each on a fresh win8 (i3570k @stock) :

fw 1.05, 4k stripe size, win8 (Click to show)

Apparently I saved the AS SSD screenshot on the ssd instead of on the external drive, sooo... yeah, no data here:rolleyes:

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fw 1.05, 64k stripe size, win8 (Click to show)
502
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fw 1.05, 128k stripe size, win8 (Click to show)
502
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So in the end, it really doesn't seem to make a whole lot of a difference. I guess a few hundred people on these forums can now tell me they wouldve told me so:rolleyes:


Now to get win7 to install...
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I have not yet bothered with the last FW update, too busy playing with W8. Have you tried it yet AMD-Freak?

I have it on my drives, Did some before and after testing everything remains the same.
truthfully I cant think of a FW revision that has improved speeds, most from Plextor seem to be minor
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