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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

12 Jun 2010   #521

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

THe drivers are actually for the ATA controller on your motherboard. So you can go to your motherboard manufacturers website and look for specific "storage" drivers. Or if it's an intel chipseet, I think you can get the Windows 7 Matrix Storage Drivers from them and try installing them. I even tried that on my nvidia board just for dun and they just say that they are not made for my current hardware.

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12 Jun 2010   #522

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Have you tried switching to AHCI mode?
Looks as if your in IDE mode atm.

The Intel Drivers can be found here, so long as you have a Intel chipset:
Ā 64-bit IntelĀ® RST Driver Files for F6 Install

But I believe youll need to swap to AHCI mode to get the most out of it.
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12 Jun 2010   #523

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600

Can all this be done without losing the data on the drive?
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12 Jun 2010   #524

Windows 7 32 bit (yeah I know I need 64 bit)

ok I've changed it to AHCI mode and did a couple other tweeks...I still haven't had a change to download better drivers but I see a tiny bit of improvement but I think I should still get better results with this drive.

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13 Jun 2010   #525

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

You can switch to AHCI without re-installing your OS, just follow this tutorial, AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 after OS install.


You can find the 32bit Intel drivers at the site listed above, by Wishmaster.

Here they are for your Asus P5Q Pro ICH10R, 32bit OS (BTW, you need 64bit see your specs)
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology, including Windows 7, 32-bit, ICH10R

This may/may not show improvement.
Did you use the SSD recommended steps when installing Win7 on your SSD?
What steps did you use?
What other 'tweaks' did you do?

You can try a search, check the specs of the test system, scores will be different depending on the system used to test.

From a quick search of various sites. These are from different hardware, so only for general comparison.

CrystalDiskMark sequentials reads 223 MB/s, writes 145 MB/s
Random read 4k 23.9 MB/s, writes 6.1 MB/s

AS SSD random 4k reads 13.79 MB/s, writes 9.79 MB/s

Seems to be close to these various system scores.
Have read that leaving your computer at 'Log In' for 2 hours will let the Trim run, this might help. Try it and run the AS SSD benchmark again and see if it improves.
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13 Jun 2010   #526

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I was trying to reaseasrch some ASSSD benchmarks fior his drive as well, and came to basically the same conclusion.

I think the highest I found was 1 for the 4K at 19MB/s, but on avg they were all around 15MB/s

So this may be just be the nature of that drive.

Benchmarks are 1 thing, but it may not really relate to a noticable difference in real world use.

How does your system do with that drive?

I would guess that its a significant improvement over a Spinning drive. In the end, if it runs well and your happy thats all that matters
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14 Jun 2010   #527

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600

Ok I've checked my BIOS and can't find an AHCI setting. All it has is RAID/Autodetect and RAID on as options.
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14 Jun 2010   #528

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RAID on will give you all the AHCI functions.

You don't need to have anything in a RAID array. Your single SSD and your spinner will be listed as a non-RAID drives.

Works in my Dell desktop, which is the same, no AHCI setting in BIOS only RAID or IDE.

Switching to RAID will be the same as the AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 after OS install, listed above.
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14 Jun 2010   #529

Windows 7 Professional x64 6.1 Build 7600

Ok thanks.

edit: I just tried it out and the windows would get blue screen at startup with it set to RAID on. I switched it back to autodetect and it starts fine, even though the reg. is still edited. Any ideas?
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15 Jun 2010   #530

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

First, make a backup, and a restore point.

This is what I did with my Dell.

D/L and save the RAID driver for your computer from Dell's website.
Not the 'Intel Rapid storage technology' program, you can install it after the driver if you want to.

Close all programs, save and close all files, you will have to re-boot.

Install the RAID driver, when it completes it will ask for a re-boot.

Re-boot your computer, immediately go to the BIOS and change the setting to 'RAID on', save and exit.

It should startup in RAID mode, if not or a blue screen, re-boot again.

If you still get a blue screen, reboot, set it back to autodetect. It should run as before.

Let me know the progress.
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