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post #11 of 24
TwoCables you were right (again) lol in Atto it reports reads up to 283mb/s and writes of 272mb/s so all is fine
btw TwoCables whats the best driver for 890FX board's the one from MS that comes with W7 right?
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I love my Agility 2, I just ran ATTO after a few months since my install of Windows 7 x64 and got 250 write/ 280 read and I pretty much never idle it at logon screen... I think I did once about a month ago.
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My OCZ Vertex 2 does the advertised 285mb/275mb speeds without AHCI and any tweaks.

I'm happy.
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Izvirel the tweaks do not make your SSD faster what they do is dont waste writtes that dont need to be there nothing else... Giving more lifetime to ssd
Edited by [CyGnus] - 2/24/11 at 7:30am
post #15 of 24
AS SSD and Crystal give skewed results, ATTO is the one you should be using. I had huge issues with my Agility 2 and almost returned it until I realized the program I was using was inaccurate.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [CyGnus] View Post
TwoCables you were right (again) lol in Atto it reports reads up to 283mb/s and writes of 272mb/s so all is fine
btw TwoCables whats the best driver for 890FX board's the one from MS that comes with W7 right?
Long live ATTO!

Anyway, I don't know the AMD-side of things at all.

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AS SSD and Crystal give skewed results, ATTO is the one you should be using. I had huge issues with my Agility 2 and almost returned it until I realized the program I was using was inaccurate.
Interesting: I've been told that these programs are accurate, except that they provide results that could almost be considered "worst case scenario".

So this is a lesson to all: discuss your results with OCN before returning your SSD.
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post #17 of 24
Found my problem already fixed! I was on AMD AHCI drivers witch are bad for AMD systems use the Standard 1.0 AHCI driver that comes with W7 instead, my reads and writes are much better! Did a quick test here are my result's:


Edited by [CyGnus] - 2/24/11 at 8:33am
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Maybe I should use the same program to scan ISO files and then show you my results. I have a feeling that you'd be wondering why I'm still happy with my Sandforce drive.

As long as my drive's results in ATTO look fine, I'm happy. My system is amazingly fast, and it reboots from Windows in 28 seconds (Windows shut-down > mobo restart > POST > Windows boot > Desktop) . What more could I ask for right? I mean, just because my drive's read/write specs are up to 285/275, it doesn't mean I'll always see these read/write speeds for every single read and write operation.
I'm not ignorant, and I've been around the block with SSD performance before. I know I won't see advertised speeds, ever. But ballpark range, yes, I do expect that.

Here's a CDM benchmark of the 2 non-sandforce WD SSDs I had before my current setup:



link to newegg with stats: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...4gb%20wd%20ssd
NOTE: This benchmark was ran after 6months of having these SSDs.

With the setup above, I would get a consistent 400-420MB/s speed when scanning a single ~8GB .iso file. The scan took a matter of a few seconds.

With my current setup, which is listed in my original post, I get extremely inconsistent speeds. I can start the scan, and get a consistent 230MB/s, which is far lower than my old WD SSDs. Other times, I can start the scan and I barely maintain consistent speeds of 100-130MB/s. The frequency of both events is about 50/50.

I'm so incredibly happy for you and your new found love of your sandforce drives, but if the only reason you're posting is to rebuttal, and not contribute ideas or posts relative to the actual topic: "Anyone else unhappy with their sandforce SSD?", or you have no bad experiences with your drives, then it seems as if this thread doesn't apply to you. So...
Edited by syn_sic - 2/24/11 at 11:10am
post #19 of 24
If you had explained it like this in the first post, then it would have been clearer because you were very specific this time. But previously, it was too vague for me.

So damn: either you are having some bad luck, or perhaps this is just the way these drives are in RAID-0. Or it could be the SATA port. Or it could be the driver. But whatever the case, you enabled me to clearly understand where you're coming from with this last post.

So maybe I should be saying something like "never mind".
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [CyGnus] View Post
same here with a single OCZ Vertex 2 34nm version very far from the R285/W275 with a clean install and OS tweaks...
Those speeds are similar to a 25nm version or you set it up wrong.

When I bought the Vertex 2 in May 2010, the read and writes were 278/272 consistently.
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