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Just got my 128GB. Will be posting benchmarks after I figure out how to flash it with Tomcat's YUMI guide.
EDIT: If my drive is new, does it already have the most recent firmware? Is there an easy way for me to check?

Actually the easiest way to check your drives firmware version is to read it right of the drives spec label before you even install it. I highly doubt you'll have the latest version 1.04?
 
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Actually the easiest way to check your drives firmware version is to read it right of the drives spec label before you even install it. I highly doubt you'll have the latest version 1.04?
Eh, too late to check. I've already flashed to 1.05 and have just installed Windows.
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Eh, too late to check. I've already flashed to 1.05 and have just installed Windows.

Well it would've been intetresting to see what version they are now shipping with? ... Newegg has that drive @$129, still a heck of a deal even though i think w/rebates it was as low as $100 at some point ... Did you try the USB updating method? ... and as AMD_freak suggested you can run an AS bench to check your "new" updated firmware version, bench speeds, and join the club of very satisfied owners! thumb.gif
 
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My SSD came with FW ver 1.03 (Manufactured in Jan '12). Flashed it to 1.05 before installing Windows.
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My 128GB biggrin.gif
AS-SSD What is causing the score to be so low?
517

Crystal Disk Mark
(posted HD Tune instead, CDM coming)
Edited by piemasterp - 6/20/12 at 9:22pm
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My 128GB biggrin.gif
AS-SSD What is causing the score to be so low?
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You need to be in AHCI mode for your SATA setting. You are currently in IDE.
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Does 1.05 offer any real benefits over 1.04?
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You need to be in AHCI mode for your SATA setting. You are currently in IDE.
Can I switch to AHCI mode now, or will I need to reinstall windows?
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Can I switch to AHCI mode now, or will I need to reinstall windows?

YES--> Sean's Guide

Make sure you are plugged into your Sata 3/6GB port. But don't expect your speeds to be as high as those of us with Intel chipsets (avg 800/AS SSD bench). With your AMD board I suspect your speeds should be 500-600 overall on the AS SSD bench... but Sean keeps up with all that stuff so post another screenie after you convert to AHCI wink.gif


@996gt2 ... Does 1.05 offer any real benefits over 1.04? ... Nothing in the speed department for me ... but I suspect there are slight improvements in the "Garbage Collection" routines, in other words how your Firmware/Controller manages free space (blocks) and overall NAND wear/degradation.

If you have the patience/time HERE is a good read on how it all works thumb.gif
Edited by TomcatV - 6/21/12 at 9:24am
 
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But don't expect your speeds to be as high as those of us with Intel chipsets (avg 800/AS SSD bench). With your AMD board I suspect your speeds should be 500-600 overall on the AS SSD bench...

But as you probably know, that doesn't matter that much, it'll still be verrryyy fast anyways.

(piemasterp)
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