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Windows 7: New Install of SSD performance questions

13 Mar 2014   #1
Sxcd1

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
New Install of SSD performance questions

I just installed a new SSD to replace my old HDD. I disconnected all my HDD except the boot HDD and newly installed SSD. After booting into windows I initiallized the SSD in disk manager then used Macrium Reflect to clone the drive. My MB has a 6GB/s Connector on the Marvell Chipset which I used for the SSD to get the best performance.
I then changed the BIOS to for that controller to ahci from IDE

Is there anything else I should do to maximize it's performance?
Is the speed appropriate for a Crucial M500 240GB
Why does the benchmark say I have 31K Bad


9) SATA2_0/1/2/3/4/5 (SATA 3Gb/s Connectors, Controlled by ICH10R)
The SATA connectors conform to SATA 3Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s stan*dard. Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. The ICH10R controller supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10. Refer to Chapter 5, "Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s)," for instructions on configuring a RAID array.

10) GSATA2_8/9 (SATA 3Gb/s Connectors, Controlled by GIGABYTE SATA2)
The SATA connectors conform to SATA 3Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s standard. Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. The GIGABYTE SATA2 controller supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD. Refer to Chapter 5, "Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s)," for instructions on configuring a RAID array.

11) GSATA3_6/7 (SATA 6Gb/s Connectors, Controlled by Marvell 9128)
The SATA connectors conform to SATA 6Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s standards. Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. The Marvell 9128 supports RAID 0 and RAID 1. Refer to Chapter 5, "Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s)," for instructions on configur*ing a RAID array.




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13 Mar 2014   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I don't like that 31k bad statement in the AS SSD benchmark window.

Looks to me like bad alignment.

It's fixable, or you can just start over and align properly.

Is it easier for you to just do it over with correct alignment? I've never fixed bad alignment, but have heard it can be a pain. Maybe easier to start over if you don't have a lot of time invested. After correct alignment, you'd just restore the Macrium image again.
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14 Mar 2014   #3
Sxcd1

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

I removed the old drive from my system. Could I image the SSD and then restore it after alignment or would that bring back the bad sectors?
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14 Mar 2014   #4
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

In the AS SSD img it shows 31K-BAD that means you need to align the ssd drive. Google "align ssd"
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14 Mar 2014   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sxcd1 View Post
I removed the old drive from my system. Could I image the SSD and then restore it after alignment or would that bring back the bad sectors?
Not positive, but I think that would bring back the bad sectors and be no improvement. You could try; it wouldn't hurt.

Your choices more likely are:

Clean install

Re-clone or image restore from the old HDD

Correct the existing bad alignment
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14 Mar 2014   #6
Sxcd1

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

It looks like everything worked. I used Mini Partition Wizard and selected the Align option. I didn't have to reinstall windows all the data was saved.
1) Are my benchmarks appropriate for this SSD?
2)I can't find the updated driver for the Marvell 9128 to clear the windows error msg. Any recommendations?
3) How should I copy the MyDocuments files from my old drive (in ext enclosure) and tell windows on my SSD to use the new location. The name of the User Account is different. Does the lock icon on the folder mean anything?

Thanks


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