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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.
Try the HDDErase in Parted Magic.

It even worked in AHCI mode for me.

You were trying Secure Erase in straight IDE mode...right?
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before I run the benchmark should I use CCleaner to clean the empty space? Assuming I have trim working properly it would already be empty but I'm not too sure.
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Try the HDDErase in Parted Magic.

It even worked in AHCI mode for me.

You were trying Secure Erase in straight IDE mode...right?
nope, never in IDE. I'm not wanting to erase my drive as of yet (I'm using it as my os partition) I will however clean the empty space with ccleaner
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HDDErase/Secure Erase will only erase the whole drive which I thought were you wanting to do.

Otherwise, I'd leave it alone.
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nope, never in IDE. I'm not wanting to erase my drive as of yet (I'm using it as my os partition) I will however clean the empty space with ccleaner
Don't use CCleaner wipe free space! It will physically write 0's or 1's across all the free space on your SSD. With a Sandforce drive writing is writing and will induce a throttled state where duraclass firmware will slow your write speed to protect the drives longevity. You would be better off creating a system image and saving it to another drive then secure erasing the SSD and re-imaging to the erased drive. The secure erase command only uses one write cycle and doesn't physically write anything to the SSD.
    
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before I run the benchmark should I use CCleaner to clean the empty space? Assuming I have trim working properly it would already be empty but I'm not too sure.
Nah, it's not necessary. Just run the ATTO Disk Benchmark and then post a screenshot of the results.

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nope, never in IDE. I'm not wanting to erase my drive as of yet (I'm using it as my os partition) I will however clean the empty space with ccleaner
HDDErase ("Secure Erase") only works in IDE mode, and it even requires that mode to be disabled called "Native Mode". Otherwise, it will never work.
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Do you have your windows partition on a different drive?

Indexing/caching turned off (this is usually done automatically in win7 with a single ssd (non raid))?

Check out Team Viewer, you can use it to remote to your desktop from your parents house (or anywhere else for that matter).
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Off to school!
These results should be about 5-7 MB/sec higher, but they're not that bad at all. I mean based on what I've seen here on OCN, every Sandforce drive seems to be just a little bit different.

In other words, everything looks very good.
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My windows partition IS on the drive in question. I have taken all of the ssd tweak advice on the ocz forums but am quickly learning that there is a HUGE difference in Indillinx dries and sf-1200 drives.

I almost wish I could trade for a vertex !
Edited by Pankie - 3/8/11 at 7:30am
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