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Windows 7: low WEI score for new SSD

17 Nov 2010   #41
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Thanks for that, I ran your suggested test and got:

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I notice that My ssd is set to PIO mode 4 and DMA disabled. Is that normal?
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By default, mine shows DMA enabled, Ultra DMA mode 4.

There looks to be something wrong in the IO responce time of your SSD resulting in a penalty factor, and the disk sequential writes look low also. Those scores are way off which is why your average is only 5.9.

It may have to do with DMA but I'm not sure, I havn't tested it with DMA off. I don't have an AHCI setting with my mobo so can't use it. Maybe try a different SATA cable or something.




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17 Nov 2010   #42
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

So would I need to enable the built in admin account to be able to set that dma?
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18 Nov 2010   #43
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ive managed to resolve this pio mode by swapping the sata cable to another port. Its now using Ultra DMA 6.

Here is the latest hdtune test (note the yellow dots which were missing on my previous test):

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19 Nov 2010   #44
smarteyeball

 
 

FW 1.24 / Ver 10 RST drivers:

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With your older controller etc, the performance difference is marginal. I'd say your drive is working well.


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20 Nov 2010   #45
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Ive managed to resolve this pio mode by swapping the sata cable to another port. Its now using Ultra DMA 6.

Here is the latest hdtune test (note the yellow dots which were missing on my previous test):

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OH good, that must have been the problem. Are you using port 0 for this or did you move the sata cable to another port number?

I'm sure if you re-ran the winsat disk -drive C: test you would see that the average score is improved where it was low before.
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21 Nov 2010   #46
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Nice catch swarfega.

There is some great information on this thread, thanks to all that contributed.
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