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post #11 of 27
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will the fw even fix it? it seems stupidly low.
Same issue, same firmware: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...speeds-so-slow
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Someone explain to me what does support for 22nm chips mean?
It means it supports 22 nanometer processors?

Ivy Bridge!
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It means it supports 22 nanometer processors?

Ivy Bridge!
Hmm yeah but The CPU doesn't really have anything to do with hardrive's, the southbridge normally handles all of that, and why support 22nm chips now? they won't be released untill about the end of this year or next year roughly...
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post #14 of 27
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Interesting...

with HHDTune it says this with my Vertex 2 on the 1.24 Firmware...

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Someone explain to me what does support for 22nm chips mean?
I'm pretty sure this relates to the NAND chip technology used for each SSD. Intel/Micron and the other makers are moving to a 22nm process instead of the previous 34nm. So basically new Sandforce drives can use the smaller 22nm NAND chips inside which should reduce costs somewhat once production of said chips is well established. I wouldn't bother upgrading firmware on an existing drive just for that anyway.
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I'm pretty sure this relates to the NAND chip technology used for each SSD. Intel/Micron and the other makers are moving to a 22nm process instead of the previous 34nm. So basically new Sandforce drives can use the smaller 22nm NAND chips inside which should reduce costs somewhat once production of said chips is well established. I wouldn't bother upgrading firmware on an existing drive just for that anyway.
But why release a firmware for the Vertex 2E if it has no use for the 22nm feature? what's it going to do? morph the chip's smaller by magic or something? lol
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But why release a firmware for the Vertex 2E if it has no use for the 22nm feature? what's it going to do? morph the chip's smaller by magic or something? lol
Because the same firmware will be used on units which do contain 22nm NAND, and therefore that firmware becomes the 'latest'. As I say if that is the only thing in the changelist (I haven't looked) then certainly don't rush to update.
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But why release a firmware for the Vertex 2E if it has no use for the 22nm feature? what's it going to do? morph the chip's smaller by magic or something? lol
The same reason the latest GeForce drivers support the newer 500-series cards but you still use the same drivers for older cards.
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ok.. just put the drive in another pc and updated its firmware. and followed TwoCables instructions for installation but its stil full of fail, getting the same as before, is it a bricked drive?
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How many benchmarks have you run? And in how short of a time? AS-SSD writes at least 1GB to the disk (if not 4GB...1 GB per test mode). You may have triggered the mode that protects the NAND lifetime from excessive writes (I believe SandForce calls this DuraClass). This will throttle writes (in an attempt to protect the write lifetime of the flash chips) for some period of time, depending on exactly how hard you've pushed the drive. It will recover over time due to it's idle time garbage collection, if you give it a chance to work.

Also, keep in mind that AS-SSD (as does Crystal DiskMark, I believe) uses un-compressible data for the writes. Since the Sandforce controller relies on data compression to achieve it's published 275 MB/s writes, the write performance in the real world will be less than that.

Your read scores look just about right compared to published results on various review sites.

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