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post #11 of 20
looks like you have a couple bad sectors. Not a deal breaker, but I would swap out for a different one if you don't mind the hassle.
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will micro center swap it just for that issue? Oh another thing i don't have a local store i bought it off online.

Would that affect the performance?
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In response to the Read/Write speeds, all Sandforce controlled SSD's will not do well in AS SSD, you need to use ATTO benchmark for that.

But your SSD seems to be just fine. I have two of them and they both perform like that (they are in RAID 0 now though). As for the bad sectors, all SSD's will have that, so don't worry about it (SSD's have LOTS of spares to work with).

Also don't beat yourself up over stupid benchmarks. If everything is faster such as startup, shutdown, program opening and game loading, then yes, your SSD is working great. Synthetic tests are a waste of time and people like to obsess over them for no reason.
    
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In response to the Read/Write speeds, all Sandforce controlled SSD's will not do well in AS SSD, you need to use ATTO benchmark for that.

But your SSD seems to be just fine. I have two of them and they both perform like that (they are in RAID 0 now though). As for the bad sectors, all SSD's will have that, so don't worry about it (SSD's have LOTS of spares to work with).

Also don't beat yourself up over stupid benchmarks. If everything is faster such as startup, shutdown, program opening and game loading, then yes, your SSD is working great. Synthetic tests are a waste of time and people like to obsess over them for no reason.

Ok cool thanks I just was wondering why i was getting lower scores than everyone but everything else is working perfect, And than i saw those bad sectors and was worrying but than was looking it up and mostly everywhere said as long as they not in the 1000s its fine too have some.

Ya i usely don't go by benchmarks sense my system and my raid 0s never scores as close too others for some reason but everything ran fast so that's all i care about

Also is it normal for it too say 96% heath even tho the drive is brand new which said that out of the box?

Ya i ran atto and it seems too do pretty well in that but i post a screen shot of that later on.
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Just ran atto now

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Does that look good? Seems like it scored better now than before.
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Well actually, your ATTO scores are bad. For comparison here are mine:



Seeing as you are already in AHCI mode, there may actually be something wrong with your SSD.

But don't worry about the 96% health thing, that's fine. But DO worry about those read/writes. You did buy the Sandforce 1222 controller one, right?
    
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Yep i bought the 1222 one http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0351760.

Im wondering if something is just screwy with my board sense even my raid drives don't read and write as good as every buddy else's.

Hmm i might try it in my asus g50vt-x5 laptop as a slave drive sense it can hold 2 hdds and see how it does in that.

I post benchmarks when i have it in that in couple hours.

I just dont want too go threw all the trouble sending it back and waiting than when i get that one too find out the results are the same as this one..


Hmm i just thought of something does it matter what seta port its plugged in? Right now its in the gseta purple ports because they give the best results but when i tried it on the yellow normal ports i had the ssd plug in the 5 port and not the 0 or 1 ports because my raid 0 and 1 drives are in the to 4 main ports 0 1 2 and 3.

And im wondering if i tried the ssd in the 0 port will that boost performance?

Cant do that now because im not home but will try it when i get home.
Edited by gordesky1 - 12/27/10 at 9:10pm
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K i think i found the problem why it was scoring low on atto, other bench marks always gave me better results when i had it on gseta purple ports so i left it on there, But now i just tried it on the yellow ports with my 4 raid 1tb drives and heres what it scored.





Not scoring the same as yours but its in the 200s which i think is fine for a amd chipset because i herd intel will have better results than amd with a sand force drive?

But i think this means the ssd is fine?


Also any idea why when i start ssd programs like ssdlife it says the ssd is not detected? But when i have it on the other ports it detects it. Maybe because i have it in raid mode because my raid drives is on the same controller.

In as ssd it says ahcix64 now instead of ahcimsa or what it called.
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Also any idea why when i start ssd programs like ssdlife it says the ssd is not detected? But when i have it on the other ports it detects it. Maybe because i have it in raid mode because my raid drives is on the same controller.

In as ssd it says ahcix64 now instead of ahcimsa or what it called.
Yes, I think I know. Do the registry edit on the page below, and then make sure to go into your bios and shange it from IDE to AHCI.

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/898973-...l#post11788299

However, he told me to do this because I was usng the intel drivers. Since you aren't this may not help you? I would ask someone, preferably twocables, since he helped me.
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Yes, I think I know. Do the registry edit on the page below, and then make sure to go into your bios and shange it from IDE to AHCI.

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/898973-...l#post11788299

However, he told me to do this because I was usng the intel drivers. Since you aren't this may not help you? I would ask someone, preferably twocables, since he helped me.

Hmm just went and checked in regedit and its already set on 0 so it seems too be on AHCI, I guess when its on raid its on AHCI already or windows 7 auto put it on for raid.
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