SSD Issue

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  1. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

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    Installed Crucial m4 to MoBo with SATA 2 capabilities. Went through an IOCREST Asmedia(ASM1061) Controller...SATA 3... plugged into PCIx4. Read: 193.32 MB/s Write: 172.81 MB/s. Really bad. Used AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4237.30508
    I used SATA 3 cables. Had to turn off Defrag and a few other things manually that I felt Windows 7 should have turned off. MAYBE an issue with M4 itself. AHCI enabled. Plugged into MoBo SATA port 1/0. I probably need an updated driver for the Controller Card. Any links anyone? Widows loaded a generic driver. Some corruption now in registry. Any way to correct corruption in an SSD, as I am thinking the HD windows tools will probably make it worse.
     
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  2. Brian K

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    Rainwalker,

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread

     
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    Thanks Brian...Yes, dropping the the PCIe controller/marvel driver improved things. Had to also uninstall Marvel driver as just sitting there stopped Windows from loading. I am now showing Read: 267 Write: 233 Total 545. I feel I could do better yet. Any thoughts?
     
  4. Brian K

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    Rainwalker,

    I was considering buying a PCIe card until I saw that web page. I have an Intel 520 Series 120 GB SSD plugged into a SATA II motherboard. My ATTO benchmarks are Read 284, Write 268. So they are much the same as yours.

    From what I've read, plugging into a SATA III motherboard gives you better benchmarks but subjectively you don't notice any difference.
     
  5. Rainwalker

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    Yup...there is a bit of a learning curve when moving to SSD. For one thing a few old habits have to be dropped. No problem though. Nature abhors a vacuum :)
     
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    I've dropped defragging. What else have you dropped?
     
  7. ComputerSaysNo

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    First update the firmware

    http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx

    What motherboard do you have? usually they will have 1 Intel & 1 marvel SATA3 slot. You must use the Intel one to get good read/write performance.

    Third you need to do a fresh ionstall of Windows on the SSD if you want TRIM enabled by default + other performance enhancements.
     
  8. Brian K

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    I just restored my old HD images to the SSD. TRIM was already enabled when I checked to see if it was ON.
     
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    Intel RSTL driver is must and not the Microsoft ACHI driver.

    Best regards,
     
  10. Rainwalker

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    Cannot use Sleep Mode
    Privazer screwed things up so no longer use. Uptight about trying BleachBit
    Superfetch on full(3)
    Pagefile off( have 8 gigs memory)...might change later. We'll see
    Indexing off(don't really need it)
    Win Defrag on...for now

    @ComputerSaysNo Thanks, but all is cool there.
    @aladdin Hmmm...seems once upon a time I saw something about that, but paid little attention. Would you please send a good link or two explaining.
     
  11. ComputerSaysNo

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    Bleechbit is good software. I use it daily and wipe my SSD hard drive space with it with no noticible impact.
     
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