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Hey guys,

Something isn't right is it? I hope I don't have to flash the firmware, I've heard bad things about the Corsair SSD's being easy to brick. Anyway, I've been reading about updating the firmware.I wonder if the first link will provide the fix I'm looking for, but I don't want to do it because I've only JUST re-installed windows and don't want to have to do it again, my drive has always ran at those speeds and I just forgot about it until today. As my performance is pretty good. I'd just like to see it at the rated speeds.

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117994

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115210

Also to note: "The 5.03 firmware provides a fix for malfunctioning TRIM in SSDs that have 5.00 - 5.02 firmware." I have not tried this specific firmware as I stumbled upon 5.05.

As you can see, I'm currently on 5.02, I have all the latest drivers for my motherboard chipsets etc... AHCI enabled of course, Intel Chipset etc... Currently on bios version 2302 about to update to 3602

I will post back results after the bios update.



With the 3602 BIOS.



With Firmware Update 5.05



It's getting slower on AS SSD Benchmark, but faster on ATTO:



Also this is an interesting read:

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/08/07/nand_flash_faces_off_synchronous_vs_asynchronous/6#.UaGaU75waHs
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im using 5.03 but I have 120gb's in raid?

run atto for advertised speeds if that's what your expecting.

you wont see those speeds in AS SSD though as its compressed data.

scores look right on 4k so?

I get about 400r/200w on sequentials if I remember correctly?

get around 1gbp/890 in atto though?

interested to see if theres any benefit with the new firmware?

didn't know there was one

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im using 5.03 but I have 120gb's in raid?

run atto for advertised speeds if that's what your expecting.

you wont see those speeds in AS SSD though as its compressed data.

scores look right on 4k so?

I get about 400r/200w on sequentials if I remember correctly?

get around 1gbp/890 in atto though?

interested to see if theres any benefit with the new firmware?

didn't know there was one

cheers

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Should I go ahead and update the firmware of the SSD to 5.03? Can you confirm I have the correct download? I don't want to mess anything up.
    
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If you have your Force 3 SSD on an Intel SATA III port now, updating the SSD's firmware will not change the results you get with AS SSD, which look like SATA II speeds. The board's BIOS update will also not change your score in AS SSD.

Your ATTO results virtually match the specs for your SSD, which were done with ATTO. So you are using an Intel SATA III port. A Force 3, which used asynchronous NAND chips and the SandForce SSD controller, will not do any better in AS SSD, sorry to say.

The 5.03 firmware provides a fix for malfunctioning TRIM in SSDs that have 5.00 - 5.02 firmware. That may increase your benchmark scores a bit, but not to the point where the AS SSD score will match the ATTO score.
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If you have your Force 3 SSD on an Intel SATA III port now, updating the SSD's firmware will not change the results you get with AS SSD, which look like SATA II speeds. The board's BIOS update will also not change your score in AS SSD.

Your ATTO results virtually match the specs for your SSD, which were done with ATTO. So you are using an Intel SATA III port. A Force 3, which used asynchronous NAND chips and the SandForce SSD controller, will not do any better in AS SSD, sorry to say.

The 5.03 firmware provides a fix for malfunctioning TRIM in SSDs that have 5.00 - 5.02 firmware. That may increase your benchmark scores a bit, but not to the point where the AS SSD score will match the ATTO score.

yep spot on there!

didn't know 5.02 had trim issues?

asynchronous nand. not the best is it lol!

updating the firmware could improve the score a little bit? say 5-10% on sequential speeds?
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If you have your Force 3 SSD on an Intel SATA III port now, updating the SSD's firmware will not change the results you get with AS SSD, which look like SATA II speeds. The board's BIOS update will also not change your score in AS SSD.

Your ATTO results virtually match the specs for your SSD, which were done with ATTO. So you are using an Intel SATA III port. A Force 3, which used asynchronous NAND chips and the SandForce SSD controller, will not do any better in AS SSD, sorry to say.

The 5.03 firmware provides a fix for malfunctioning TRIM in SSDs that have 5.00 - 5.02 firmware. That may increase your benchmark scores a bit, but not to the point where the AS SSD score will match the ATTO score.

I read about the malfunctioning TRIM which is the main reason I posted, I totally forgot to mention that thanks for reminding me.

I know AS SSD benchmark isn't going to show much, but I am testing the new firmware/BIOS update and it seems to have declined regardless of how AS SSD benchmark functions.
    
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After all the updates of firmware and my BIOS, I can now happily confirm I'm getting an improvement in ATTO.
    
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