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I am getting familiar with my new setup and running some benchmarks. I have downloaded and installed AS SSD.

1) Is the standard for benchmarking SSDs like Prime95 is to CPUs?

2) How much harm is there by running too many benchmarks - say 30 of them? I have read that some folks only "read" and not "write" test to keep from wearing out the SSD. I hope the longevity of a SSD wouldn't be impacted by running xx of tests.

What should I know?

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Yeah, keep benches limited because they do wear out the ssd. Maybye run 1 or 2 then let trim does it's job and wait a while to bench again.
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I just posted my benchmark results. I had to run it once just to see how fast the SSD really was and my god they do not disappoint. That's all the verification I need to know its fast. Once is good enough for me!
    
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Ok thanks.

How does it wear it out (other than the obvious writing). How much data is it writing and re-writing say compared to general windows system files that are running all day every day? Isn't that data access a lot more than the benchmarking?

I will need to read up on TRIM - still don't get what it's doing. Google will be my friend here.
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I get it now. Thanks wiki. So, in short if you do a bunch of read write, the SSD would bog down thus slowing down the SSD.

How long does it take for TRIM to do it overhead cleanup? Is this a 1 hour, 1 day simply over time thing?
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1 hour usually faster.
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post #7 of 11
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Interesting. So it's constantly running in the background ditching the overhead.

These were my results - first run, it meets specs so I will just roll with it.
I shouldn't expect anything different from the SSD should I?

Samsung 470 128 GB

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post #8 of 11
I would personally avoid running AS SSD or Crystal Disk Mark (specially if the SSD is using a SandForce controller).
Something like ATTO is more than sufficient, even then, use it sparingly.
Perhaps when you first get the drive, then 6 months or a year later to gauge how it's held up.
Edited by Trigunflame - 1/21/11 at 6:08pm
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Hmm - I don't know what controller I have. That's something I should know..
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That 470 uses Samsung's own design I believe.
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