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post #1 of 12
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I recently dropped a Crucial M4 128GB into my HP TM2 tablet. Its acting odd with it.
  • My hard drive, ( Western Digital Scorpio Blue 320GB) boots faster.
  • Random access is only hitting 6000 iops or so with 4k files.
  • Only noticeable diffidence with it is with hard drive dependent apps.

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My System:

Core i3 380um
Intel hd 3k
4gb DDR3 800 6-6-6-15
Crucial M4 128GB

Any ideas?
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post #2 of 12
Well,

To start with, it will only effect hard drive dependant apps. It's not exactly going to increase FPS or anything. As for the boot time, it could be you don't have AHCI enabled in the BIOS. I'd double check that. Also it looks as though it's a SATA II port rather than SATA III

Also use crystal disk mark I think it's called.
post #3 of 12
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It is SATA II and it is in AHCI.

I wasn't expecting better FPS, it can't play anything newer than Morrowind.

The boot time just confuses me, it take 50 seconds to boot, 10 of those seconds are my post.

Will run crystal disk in a few.
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post #4 of 12
Your SATAII will cripple that SSD... That's probably where the boot times are taking the hit.

You can try flashing your BIOS and seeing if that helps.
post #5 of 12
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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 Shizuku Edition x64 (C) 2007-2012 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 220.474 MB/s
Sequential Write : 175.157 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 223.655 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 167.800 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 14.646 MB/s [ 3575.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 39.134 MB/s [ 9554.2 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 192.411 MB/s [ 46975.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 167.500 MB/s [ 40893.5 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 10.9% (12.9/119.1 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2012/11/15 11:08:14
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition [6.1 Build 7600] (x64)
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post #6 of 12
For SATAII that looks fine mate.

:S

Sorry
post #7 of 12
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Just weird, hopefully windows 8 will fix that.
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post #8 of 12
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Just weird, hopefully windows 8 will fix that.

Nah, the speed will remain the same in a SATAII port.
post #9 of 12
The slow boot times are probably a factor of something else, like Windows waiting for a driver or service to load. Even on a SATA II port the the SSD is faster than a HDD, so that's not going to matter at all for boot times. The real benefit of a SSD is system responsiveness, not boot times.
post #10 of 12
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I was more referring to the better optimized boot sequence with SSD's and Windows 8. I have seen windows 8 on an SSD cold boot in under 15 seconds on my friends ultrabook. I know mine wont be that fast, but I would at least like for it to boot faster than a minute.
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