Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › RST Driver
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

RST Driver - Page 2

post #11 of 13
I also used the intel (light gray / off-white) SATA 6Gb/s port and just disabled the marvell controller.

The 9.6 version of RST is included on the Asus CD that came with the motherboard if you want to try it. Win7 includes the MS driver automatically. Once you finish installing Windows, it might take a reboot or two to finish initializing everything, but you should get SSD speeds right off the bat without having to install anything else.

I just suggest you play around with each of the drivers to find out which works best... I still don't know if I missed something, but the default driver was better both benchmarking & real world use compared to any of the 3 Intel RST drivers I tried.
Sandy Bridge I
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 - 2600k Asus P8P67 Pro EVGA SC GTX 570 8gb G. Skill 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial c300 128gb SSD + WD 1tb Asus 24x DVD Win7 64 Samsung 23" HD LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair 850HX Corsair 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
Sandy Bridge I
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 - 2600k Asus P8P67 Pro EVGA SC GTX 570 8gb G. Skill 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial c300 128gb SSD + WD 1tb Asus 24x DVD Win7 64 Samsung 23" HD LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair 850HX Corsair 600T 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Ok - the rebuild is done and everything is trucking along with the installs.

I would like to benchmark using the 3Gb/s versus the 6Gb/s ports (might even test with Marvell too but it looks like they are weak).

What do you recommend to test the read / write speed?

Also, I got to thinking about what I am stuffing onto the SSD, what should I leave for the OS? I imagine it's the same as one would lead on a typical spin drive - I usually set aside a chunk for larger processing - live video editing / photoshop etc.

Thanks again for your help. The folks on this forum have been a tremendous help getting everything lined out.

Benjamin.
Bman2006 Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.6 Asus P8P67 Pro eVGA 570 GTX (2.5GB) 2 x 4GB RipJaw 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
256 Samsun SSD Generic DVD 12x x3 22" Asus (with Matrox 3H2Go) Logitech MX3000 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w TX Cooler Master Logitech MX3000 Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
Bman2006 Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k @4.6 Asus P8P67 Pro eVGA 570 GTX (2.5GB) 2 x 4GB RipJaw 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
256 Samsun SSD Generic DVD 12x x3 22" Asus (with Matrox 3H2Go) Logitech MX3000 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750w TX Cooler Master Logitech MX3000 Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by bman2006 View Post
Ok - the rebuild is done and everything is trucking along with the installs.

I would like to benchmark using the 3Gb/s versus the 6Gb/s ports (might even test with Marvell too but it looks like they are weak).

What do you recommend to test the read / write speed?
Personally, my favorite is ATTO Disk Benchmark because it gives what I guess can be called "best case scenario" type of results. I mean, most Sandforce owners find that ATTO shows 275/285 Write/Read whereas other benchmark tools show less (which I guess could be called "worst case scenario" results).

Some of the other tools are AS SSD Benchmark, CystalDiskMark, and HD Tune 2.55. Out of all these, HD Tune 2.55 is the only one that doesn't perform write-testing which means it's safe to use over and over and over. However, it's less safe to use the others over and over because the drive gets a little bogged down by all of the writes. So if you find that you reach a point where your results keep getting worse and worse with each benchmark, then that means it's time to take a break for a couple of days.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bman2006 View Post
Also, I got to thinking about what I am stuffing onto the SSD, what should I leave for the OS? I imagine it's the same as one would lead on a typical spin drive - I usually set aside a chunk for larger processing - live video editing / photoshop etc.

Thanks again for your help. The folks on this forum have been a tremendous help getting everything lined out.

Benjamin.
If it's the 64-bit version of Windows 7, then roughly 20GB is plenty.
It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › RST Driver