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Do these AS SSD scores look ok for SATA II? I'm using a Samsung 830 128GB. Motherboard is a Maximus III GENE if that helps.

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Before we judge the scores, I'm wondering something:  which motherboard do you have?  I can see that your SATA controller is in IDE mode when it would be better to be in AHCI mode if it's available.  So, I want to see if it is.  If it is, then we can switch over to AHCI mode, but a simple Registry tweak would have to be performed first.

 

Hey, you ninja-edited me.  lol

 

Yes, AHCI mode is definitely available on your board.

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post #3 of 15
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What registry tweak do I need? Or can I just enable AHCI in the BIOS and be done?
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post #4 of 15
Install Samsung SSD Magician then you will see if AHCI is on, even if your BIOS doesn't have the setting (Lenovo/HP/Dell/ASUS/etc.)

For SATA 2 you should get about 200 MB/s .
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Originally Posted by GameBoy View Post

What registry tweak do I need? Or can I just enable AHCI in the BIOS and be done?

 

The Registry tweak has to be done first, otherwise Windows won't be ready for the BIOS change.  :)

 

So, here's what to do:

 

  1. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci
  2. In the right-hand pane, double-click the value named "Start"
  3. Change the value to 0 and then press Enter
  4. Now switch to AHCI mode in the BIOS.

 

Your scores should be a little bit higher after this.  ;)

 

 

 

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Install Samsung SSD Magician then you will see if AHCI is on, even if your BIOS doesn't have the setting (Lenovo/HP/Dell/ASUS/etc.)
For SATA 2 you should get about 200 MB/s .

 

In his screenshot of AS SSD, it says "pciide".  This means that it's in IDE mode.

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post #6 of 15
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Done the registry tweak and enabled AHCI mode thumb.gif

How about now?

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post #7 of 15
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Done the registry tweak and enabled AHCI mode thumb.gif
How about now?

You're in ACHI now.

Seems good
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Whoa.  That's much better, especially the 4k-64Thrd.

 

You might be able to improve this a little bit more by using Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver.  Due to the era of your chipset, I recommend version 10.1.0.1008:

 

http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/iata_enu.exe  (I'm having a hard time finding the old downloads on the internet, so I uploaded the copy I downloaded back then)

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post #9 of 15
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I shall give those Intel drivers a try.

Thanks for the help.
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post #10 of 15
Wow, stuck on Sata II are ya?

Really need Sata III to feel the true performance of these SSD's. redface.gif
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