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Hi everyone!

Here I am after receiving my new SSDs, OCZ Agility 2, installing Win7 following TheDreadedGMan's guide and applying Magic-Man Tweaks. (I installed P55s driver version 9.1.2.1008 and Intel (RST) 10.1.0.1008) (I have a EVGA P55 FTW Motherboard).

The first doubt appeared When trying to change the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers drivers. What appeared on the screen was:



I can only change the drivers to "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller" on the one that says "Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller", on the other one, "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" I cant.

The result is:


Is there a problem? Can I leave the way it is right now? What is the "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller" and why its appearing?

I tested the SSD on AS SSD and on HD TUNE:

The results are:


and for HD Tune: Minimum 189.1 MB/sec, Maximum 270.6 MB/sec, Average 258.9 MB/sec, Access Time: 0.1 ms, Burst Rate: 149.1 MB/sec.

What you guys think about the benchmarks results?

Thank You Very Much.
Edited by Rafael Vale - 12/29/10 at 9:09pm
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It seems fine aside from 4k read being a bit slow..
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http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...l=1#post532255

I keep posting that link, hopefully it'll catch on.

TLDR:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony
SF have told me a drive with incompressible data will bench sequentially a LOT SLOWER than a drive with a mix or more compressible data...so just by using AS-SSD you are actually limiting the drives speed.Also speed is directly linked to what has been written to the drive and what is being written.
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I have a single Agility 2. The AS SSD benchmark is a WASTE OF TIME. It is horribly inaccurate for sandforce drives! use ATTO benchmark.
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Hamilton Ontario? Hmmmm I work there. Not a bad reference but it should be noted that SF drives rely much more on Duraclass duties than TRIM. You might also consider aother test methods because just recently I hammered the SF and filled it to then do Vantage testting which did not deviate in any way although the random data testing did drop.
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thats around what mine gets on that board
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I have a single Agility 2. The AS SSD benchmark is a WASTE OF TIME. It is horribly inaccurate for sandforce drives! use ATTO benchmark.
Atto is much better for me, getting the 285/275MB (read/write) of the drive exactly. Thanks for the info!

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Thanks everyone for the replys!!!

This is my ATTO result:



I have two other questions, I have installed 2 WD Scorpio Blue HDDs in RAID 0 for storage and another 2 OCZ SSDs in RAID 0 for games and now:

1) I dont know how to format my SSD RAID 0 array. Right now its set as RAW, see the pic bellow. What should I do? I think its not good to format it.



2) Now that I have created the RAID 0 arrays, the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers drivers returner to "Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller" and if I set then back to "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller" windows stops recognizing the arrays. What should I do? My OS SSD still has TRIM support? Even without the drivers set to "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller"?

Thank You Very Much.
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2) Now that I have created the RAID 0 arrays, the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers drivers returner to "Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller" and if I set then back to "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller" windows stops recognizing the arrays. What should I do? My OS SSD still has TRIM support? Even without the drivers set to "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller"?
Don't change it from Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller. This controller is your onboard raid controller. When you change it to AHCI 1.0 you are disabling the raid controller and Windows doesn't know how to interpret the "raid" array and thus cannot read it.
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Don't change it from Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller. This controller is your onboard raid controller. When you change it to AHCI 1.0 you are disabling the raid controller and Windows doesn't know how to interpret the "raid" array and thus cannot read it.
rocketman33 Thanks for the reply!!!

so if I change the driver, I stop having support to RAID, but what about TRIM? It still works on my OS SSD?
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