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post #11 of 21
First of all, that's not the best SSD.

Secondly, random 4k reads and writes are the most important thing to look at when it comes to an SSD's OS drive performance, in which case your SSD is obviously much faster.

Also keep in mind that you're using an AMD board with an SB710 southbridge which is lacking in terms of performance compared to say, Intel's ICH10R southbridge.

AHCI also helps, and I think the only way TRIM will be passed to your SSD is if you use Microsoft's drivers. I don't think the AMD drivers support TRIM. (I could be wrong here)
Edited by Pillz Here - 1/14/11 at 9:18pm
post #12 of 21
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Ok so I turned on ahci and verified I was using the msahci driver as well as verified that trim is active by using "fsutil.exe behavior query DisableDeleteNotify" and I got back = 0.
What really amazes me is that my boot time was cut in half and my shut down time was cut by almost 2/3.

Here are some benches, it's interesting to see how it varies across each bench and it also varies from one time to another on the same program. For example, the first time I ran crystal after enabling ahci I got a seq write speed of 120. I closed it and tried 2 more times and it went back down to 86. I would've been happy with 120.

post #13 of 21
Well, the alignment is ok (the green text in AS SSD that says "OK"), so I don't know why the writes are this low. I would think that they should be at least 130-140.

Which SATA port is it connected to on your motherboard?
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post #14 of 21
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Well, the alignment is ok (the green text in AS SSD that says "OK"), so I don't know why the writes are this low. I would think that they should be at least 130-140.

Which SATA port is it connected to on your motherboard?
ssd - 0
hdd - 1
dvd - 2

Am I being limited by a crappy SB like someone mentioned above?
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ssd - 0
hdd - 1
dvd - 2

Am I being limited by a crappy SB like someone mentioned above?
I don't know. But I suppose it's possible. However, I only say that because I personally don't have any other guesses.
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post #16 of 21
For sequential testing.... try a queue depth of 32+.
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post #17 of 21
I'm going to be the d-bag who doesn't read the thread and just posts, but one, controller will dictate throughput on writes so your controller and size of SSD matters.
2, I have never seen an SSD that benches exactly what the specs say.
3. Random writes are what really matter and your SSD kills your mechanical hard drive in that.
4. You really bought that SSD because access times are crazy fast compared to a mechanical, literally hundreds of times faster.

It should still feel much faster than your mechanical drive, people get too focused on sequential write or read numbers yet in everyday usage they matter the least.
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post #18 of 21
I think that either way, it should still feel noticeably faster than the HDD.

Edit: I did not see the post above me before I submitted this one here.

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post #19 of 21
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I think that either way, it should still feel noticeably faster than the HDD.

Edit: I did not see the post above me before I submitted this one here.

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Great minds think alike they say.
That what I was thinking. I'm usually reminded of this too when I see your avatar. hehe
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