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I really hate to make posts every time I have problems but it would seem (through my perception) that nothing ever wants to work our of the box for me... I apologize if anyone is irritated.

I bought a G Skill Phoenix Pro 120gb about 3 months ago, unwrapped it for the first time yesterday and got it up and running, put windows 7 on it and it has had no problems other than dipping very lowly.. let me show you.. This is a comparison of my 120gb Phoenix drive (freshly installed yesterday) vs. my 30gb Vertex (indilinx)





1 - AHCI is enabled
2 - Jmicron controller disabled through bios and the ssd isn't even anywhere near those sata ports.
3 - TRIM is enabled (according to this)




And my typing in the command does return a "0"

4 - I have installed Intel Rapid Store Technology and everything appears to be okay..

5 - I have updated to 3.2 FW

Now, usually I would be able to solve a problem like this myself but I exhausted every option that I know of..

For hopefully the last time lol, does anyone have any ideas?
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post #2 of 22
I see the differences, but can you run ATTO Disk Benchmark and post a screenshot of the results? Try to use the .PNG format too because it's just as nice-looking as a 24-bit BMP except it doesn't end up with the huge file size of a 24-bit BMP. Plus, JPGs are blurry in comparison. Also, take the screenshot by pressing Alt+Print Screen because this takes a screenshot of only the active window.

Anyway, here's a direct-download for ATTO Disk Benchmark:

http://download1us.softpedia.com/dl/...ch/bench32.zip
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post #3 of 22
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Thank you sir I shall get to that tonight!
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post #4 of 22
Have you tried sanitary erasing the drive? It may be worth a shot.
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Speaking of which: here's how to use Secure Erase (also known as HDDErase):

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/fo...o-use-HDDErase

I did this, and it's extremely easy and only takes about 10-15 seconds to perform all of the steps (that is, once booted from the USB flash drive).
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post #6 of 22
That HDTune graph looks right for a single Sandforce drive. Those dips on the graph are where data is on the drive. That dip in the middle is pagefile and some other files.
    
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Thanks guys I really appreciate your help. I'm not at my computer right now but I am planning to get secure erase working.. However, in the past every time I've tired using hdderase or any type of boot and nuke it always fails so wish me luck.

And you're sure that this his normal for a sandforce? the access time seems a bit absurd. I also have pagefile turned off.. so I'm not sure how that would make any sense.
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post #8 of 22
I still need to see a benchmark from ATTO Disk Benchmark.
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post #9 of 22
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Sorry dude I've been very ill, caught a bad flu. It's 2 am and I'm just checking my email on my phone right now. I'm home from College (that's how sick I am) and am going back tomorrow. I will run everything tomorrow morning.
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post #10 of 22
Whoa. Then I'm very glad that you're starting to feel a little better!
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