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post #11 of 24
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Originally Posted by TheLaw;11687631 
Yeah this is where I saw it...which made me piss myself thinking that my friend has just wasted $100...Is any of this true? I don't quite understand it. Maybe I read it wrong.

And thanks by the way.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1035991099

I see, I wasn't aware of the Sandforce problem with continuous stream of TRIM commands...

Interesting.

Oh well I guess as usual multi-millionaire and multi-billionaire companies will fail to provide even basic information TO THEIR customers... and said customers will just have to wait.
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So do you think that this problem still exists?

Do you still recommend using the AMD drivers?
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So do you think that this problem still exists?

Do you still recommend using the AMD drivers?
Well given the nature of the problem... I can't know... it's impossible, I don't have the tools, or a sandforce drive to test with.

However being that Sandforce does ok without TRIM anyway, I personally WOULD use AMD's latest drivers and call it a day.
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Okay well now I'm confused. I'm no professional with SSDs but I can't see what I could have done wrong, if anything...

So I built the system yesterday and it works great but I am still going nuts over this SSD thing.

I enabled AHCI in the BIOS and verified AHCI was working by checking for msahci.sys.

However, I ran AS-SSD and for the sequential reads/writes I was only getting about 170/80.

But I don't know if I can trust this because it boot extremely quickly and there is no delays that I can tell.

Regarding TRIM. I still can't tell if it is working. That TRIM command thing with the query and such..doesn't detect TRIM IMHO. I didn't even have AHCI drivers installed and it said I had TRIM enabled.

Any real ways to determine this?
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The DisableNotifyDelete thing just confirms that windows is sending the trim command, there's no way of knowing if its getting through the storage driver and the SSD is using it - other than you see a performance loss after some time (which could of course be for other reasons also).
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The DisableNotifyDelete thing just confirms that windows is sending the trim command, there's no way of knowing if its getting through the storage driver and the SSD is using it - other than you see a performance loss after some time (which could of course be for other reasons also).
Hmm...well we will see. Thanks.

Any ideas on the read/write speeds?
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The SSD drive I'm using as an OS drive, shows about half speed(for the first 40% or so of the drive and anywhere that has real data) on HDtune's speed test if it's the active boot drive, but performance and copy times to seem to say otherwise.. And if I boot from a live cd and run the same test, it's at fullspeed.. Copies 2 gigs in 5-8 seconds from one ssd to the other. Not sure exactly how that all works out. Write caching is disabled, trim shows to be enabled.
Using the AMD AHCI driver's. Main OS SSD is a 40gb with a sandforce 1222 internals.
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The SSD drive I'm using as an OS drive, shows about half speed(for the first 40% or so of the drive and anywhere that has real data) on HDtune's speed test if it's the active boot drive, but performance and copy times to seem to say otherwise.. And if I boot from a live cd and run the same test, it's at fullspeed.. Copies 2 gigs in 5-8 seconds from one ssd to the other. Not sure exactly how that all works out. Write caching is disabled, trim shows to be enabled.
Using the AMD AHCI driver's. Main OS SSD is a 40gb with a sandforce 1222 internals.
Hey for the AMD AHCI driver...how did you get it to work? I tried a couple of different ways and when I checked what driver was installed, it was still the Microsoft one.
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Installed the standalone AHCI driver package from AMD, I've been using 10.11. But it appears it's been removed. You can find the 10.12 version here. I'm not sure if uploading the 10.11 anywhere would be prudent or not. Seeing as I can't find any links to it. But I'm probably not looking hard enough.
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Hey for the AMD AHCI driver...how did you get it to work? I tried a couple of different ways and when I checked what driver was installed, it was still the Microsoft one.
does the package include an installer?
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