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Hi , i have an ocz vertex2 (Extended version) 120 GB 2.5'' that can sometimes get a bit slow and stutter, for example internet explorer usually opens up instantly, but sometimes ( no that often anyway ) it takes like 3-4 seconds to open and i notice some animation stuttering , is this normal by any means ?? does this happen to you , or should i be worried? my OS is windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, my RST driver 10.1.0.1008 , ssd version = 1.11 , haven't updated yet. should I ?

thank you.
Edited by oneskyride - 2/7/11 at 6:56am
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Hi and welcome to OCN.

Run some benchmarks like AS SSD and let me know the results. Is your OS installed on AHCI mode?
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yeah i've already run some benches, as ssd- 473 points , atto benchmark also produces correct results, the drive is performing as it should, the partition is alligned correctly , it's only rarelly a bit slow, just wanted to know if it is normal and if it happens to anyone else or is it supposed to be perfectly consistent all the time ?

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I get this when I'm doing a lot of heavy data shifting/moving from time to time. If I'm decrypting two dvd's and converting video from another I'll notice that they'll be a bit of hangtime from when I try to open Chrome.
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I get this when I'm doing a lot of heavy data shifting/moving from time to time. If I'm decrypting two dvd's and converting video from another I'll notice that they'll be a bit of hangtime from when I try to open Chrome.

in this case that hangtime is understandable as you are running processes that eat a lot of resources and cpu load, but for me it happens totally randomly, i'll try the msahci default drivers instead of RST to see if they're causing the problem, highly unlikely though -_- should i bother updating my ssd fw ?
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I would think if there is an updated firmware you should try it, unless other people have had problems with the updated firmware.
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in this case that hangtime is understandable as you are running processes that eat a lot of resources and cpu load, but for me it happens totally randomly, i'll try the msahci default drivers instead of RST to see if they're causing the problem, highly unlikely though -_- should i bother updating my ssd fw ?
I recall seeing a topic from OCZ to not use ahci with their drives, it will cause that issue. I have a crappy memory though, try their forum.
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what do you mean ? the msahci drivers from microsoft ? or are you saying i should change sata mode from AHCI to --> IDE ? wouldn't this cause lower performance and lose features like NCQ ( native command queuing ) ?
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