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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance 2


11 Mar 2012   #61
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Let the system run on idle over night. The garbage collection may fix it.
My ignorance Wolfgang but I thought garbage collection was handled by the firmware and Windows 7 when you turned the system off provided TRIM is enabled. Definitely a question.

Is a manual garbage collection utility useful?

I wonder if the Crucial M4 firmware (0309) could have a problem.


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11 Mar 2012   #62
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Let the system run on idle over night. The garbage collection may fix it.
My ignorance Wolfgang but I thought garbage collection was handled by the firmware and Windows 7 when you turned the system off provided TRIM is enabled. Definitely a question.

Is a manual garbage collection utility useful?

I wonder if the Crucial M4 firmware (0309) could have a problem.
I think it would be difficult for the garbage collection to work when there is no power - or??

Secure erase is probably useful. I never do that because I do not worry too much about R/W timings. For me it is the access time that counts. And that is a steady 0.1ms +/- on all my SSDs.

And yeah, we seem to get some negative vibes regarding the M4. Mine has deteriorated too (in R/W speed). But as I said, that is not something I worry about. It is still plenty fast. Win8 in Virtual Box boots in 8 seconds. If it went any faster, I would get whiplash.
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11 Mar 2012   #63

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Not with my 128GB but I am trying to figure out what is going on with one of my 64GB drives now. My sequential speeds have dropped to about 1/2 of what they were and the 4K-64 is much lower.
What board Steve? It is the oddist thing, but I saw some really low speeds. I ended up setting the drive to hot-swap in BIOS, then, even though it didn't show up hot swap in Windows, the bench went back up to normal.
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11 Mar 2012   #64

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
My 2 year old C300 still performing beautifully

Attachment 201058
Nearly identical to what my brand new samsung was doing... until I realized it was in ide mode.
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12 Mar 2012   #65
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Until these issues are resolved I am not sure we should be suggesting CRUCIAL M4 is a good choice. SSD in general is a new technology and maybe most users who have a little patience should stick with spinners.
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12 Mar 2012   #66
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)
 
 

GeneO, It's on my Asrock P67 hooked up to the Intel Sata 3 ports in AHCI mode. I had Windows 8 on it in a sata dock, but noticed it seeming slower. I put it back into the computer and was the same. After a few reboots, it won't even boot now.
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12 Mar 2012   #67

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Steve , sorry to hear that.
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12 Mar 2012   #68

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Drives fail, it happens all the time. I've bought mechanicals that have lasted a decade and I've bought mechanicals that lasted a week.
I don't see any reason to expect that ssd's will be any different. I am however, currently only suggesting the upgrade to people I know already have newer motherboard hardware.
We seem to finally be getting to the point where they have straightened out the vast majority of the firmware related problems. So progress is being made.

I have always refrained from telling people with older systems to make the upgrade as problems seem to multiply when that is done.

I'm perfectly happy with my samsung. I was actually happy with it even before I realized it was running in ide mode and fixed it.
It probably won't have an enormously long life as I haven't taken all hte steps I could to ensure it's longevity, but I am still very happy with it.
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13 Mar 2012   #69
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I'm thinking of RMAing my Crucial M4 128GB. Another person on the Crucial forum had the same problem with very low 4K-64 speeds and nothing they did could fix it. What do you think?
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13 Mar 2012   #70

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

I think it may have been me. Maybe not. LOL. I may go RMA if they will too, though I am hoping they will come out with a new firmware...
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