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Yeah, the microcenter SSD is a rebranded Adata S599. Not a bad drive for $99, but slower than I was expecting.

Reran the benchmark...it helped my read times, but not my writes. Thoughts?
On IDE:
Attachment 186852
On AHCI:
Attachment 186851
The writes are better than you think! Take a closer look. You have some nice results here!
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How full is the drive? Also you don't want to run very many of those AS SSD Benchmarks on your drive. AS SSD Benchmark writes quite a few GB to the drive and it's random incompressable data. You have a small capacity drive and it doesn't take a lot of incompressable data writes for duraclass to kick in and throttle the write speeds.

Duraclass is a feature that protects the longevity of the SSD.
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thanks for the heads up, I didn't know that. And about 24gb's used of about 55gb.

To be honest, I know much less about SDD's than I should. I just thought people might want to see these benchmarks.. For $99 in a retail store (MC) I thought it was an impressive upgrade to my system. I just wish I could get ahold of someone at Adata to check on a firmware release...
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thanks for the heads up, I didn't know that.

To be honest, I know much less about SDD's than I should. I just thought people might want to see these benchmarks.. For $99 in a retail store (MC) I thought it was an impressive upgrade to my system. I just wish I could get ahold of someone at Adata to check on a firmware release...
Hey, if it's not broken, then don't disturb it.
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Anyone know anything about upgrading the drivers? It says the drivers are from 2006. There has to be a better driver out there somewhere...
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Anyone know anything about upgrading the drivers? It says the drivers are from 2006. There has to be a better driver out there somewhere...
I linked it above!

Here it is again, but this time it's not buried underneath all of those instructions:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=19607

Only use this driver in AHCI mode, or else it will not work. Also, install it this time (I think I've linked you to this at least 2-3 times now).
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I linked it above!

Here it is again, but this time it's not buried underneath all of those instructions:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DwnldID=19607

Only use this driver in AHCI mode, or else it will not work. Also, install it this time (I think I've linked you to this at least 2-3 times now).
I agree, and I appreciate it, however those are the drivers for the AHCI controller, right?

I am trying to find the drivers for the storage media itself. Or is that driver not important?
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I agree, and I appreciate it, however those are the drivers for the AHCI controller, right?

I am trying to find the drivers for the storage media itself. Or is that driver not important?
Nah.. all that's needed is the Intel Southbridge driver that's now known as Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver.

By the way: you weren't clear above as to which driver or drivers you were referring to. All you said was that "it" says the drivers are from 2006. So if I were smart, then I should have asked for clarification. So that's my fault too.
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Nah.. all that's needed is the Intel Southbridge driver that's now known as Intel's Rapid Storage Technology driver.

By the way: you weren't clear above as to which driver or drivers you were referring to. All you said was that "it" says the drivers are from 2006. So if I were smart, then I should have asked for clarification. So that's my fault too.
all good. I thought the attached image was enough to explain.

So why doesn't the SSD's driver matter? I've read that for OCZ drives, it makesa huge difference, like 15mb/s or something like that. (yes I know, I don't have a OCZ, but i was using that as an example.)
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all good. I thought the attached image was enough to explain.

So why doesn't the SSD's driver matter? I've read that for OCZ drives, it makesa huge difference, like 15mb/s or something like that. (yes I know, I don't have a OCZ, but i was using that as an example.)
For Intel systems, that driver is the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver. Did you install it yet?

For AMD, I don't know what it is yet.
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