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I'm looking for an SSD benchmarking tool, though I don't know where to get one. After replacing my motherboard for many reasons (one being so my SSD cooperates with my rig), I want to see how much (if any) my speeds have improved.
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AS SSD and CrystalDiskMarks

AS SSD is in German? but you can change the language via a setting.
Edited by PulkPull - 1/5/11 at 8:58pm
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Alright, thanks.
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AS SSD should be in whatever language your operating system is set to (I see English when I open it). But it does have a Language menu with both English and German in it...

When using benchmarks like this (benchmarks that perform write-testing), benchmark sparingly. If you do more than like 3-5 in one day, then you will notice a decrease in performance. But it's all good because TRIM will take care of it. I think you'd just have to give it time.

Speaking of benchmarks that perform write-testing, I recommend ATTO Disk Benchmark because it'll show you results that are closer to the advertised speeds. Benchmarks like AS SSD will only let you see results that could be considered "worst case scenario".

But for a great benchmarking program that doesn't perform write testing, use HD Tune 2.55.
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Use ATTO at default settings as it's the safest.

CrystalDiskMark and others shove down unhealthy non compressible data down the SSDs throat.
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Go with ATTO tool. I've read in places it's the only one that will properly test a SSD's performance. Also I has a nice graph showing all your results for the different test sizes. This is especially useful if you're trying to figure out where your bottleneck is at.

Edit: Just saw you have the same drive as me:thumb: They really are as fast as advertised. Here's my results.

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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by PvtHudson;11908021 
Use ATTO at default settings as it's the safest.

CrystalDiskMark and others shove down unhealthy non compressible data down the SSDs throat.
Are you saying that it's the safest benchmark among the benchmarking programs that perform write-testing? I mean if so, then I guess I agree. But to get technical, the safest can be HD Tune 2.55 because it doesn't write to the drive at all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;11908098 
Are you saying that it's the safest benchmark among the benchmarking programs that perform write-testing? I mean if so, then I guess I agree. But to get technical, the safest can be HD Tune 2.55 because it doesn't write to the drive at all.

Yes that's what I meant.

But HD Tune is useless for SSD reads anyway.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PvtHudson;11908021 
Use ATTO at default settings as it's the safest.

CrystalDiskMark and others shove down unhealthy non compressible data down the SSDs throat.

It may be a safest but by no means accurate and if you wanted you can make CrystalDiskMark safe to use and not accurate by using 0fill.

All I did was use NTFS compression and ATTO on default settings goes nuts.
http://www.overclock.net/ssd/906642-behold-enabling-ntfs-compression-intels-ssds.html
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