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Windows 7: How to tell my SSD speed - should I upgrade mobos?

27 May 2015   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
How to tell my SSD speed - should I upgrade mobos?

I have an Asus mobo that allows 3/mbs and I know that SSDs can/should be running at 6/mbs - so that right there may want me to upgrade, but my computer is still surprisingly fast for how old it is and without it being over clocked.

How can I tell how fast my new SSD is interacting with the mobo to see it if it's even running at the 3/mbs or if it's less?

If it's not even doing 3/mbs I will probably just upgrade at this time to take full advantage of the speed of a new mobo & 5820k Hexacore. (vs my 6600 quad core)


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27 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can benchmark with AS SSD Download AS SSD Benchmark - MajorGeeks

Other benchmark:
- DiskMark64
- ATTO Bench32

Also you can check whether trim is working with trimcheck-0.7
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27 May 2015   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You can perform this,
Show us your SSD performance 2
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28 May 2015   #4
harperrn

Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Ubuntu 14.04 x64, and Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

It depends on the speed of your SSD. You can also get a hardware SATA card that would allow you to get the 6gb/s over PCIE. Find the speed of the drive: Best SSD 2015 - 86 Charts - UserBenchmark

Here is the hardware SATA card: Amazon.com: IO Crest 2 Port SATA III PCI-Express x1 Card (SY-PEX40039): Electronics

I use CrystalDiskMark to find the different speeds of my specific drive: Disk Mark
The portable version is the best.
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28 May 2015   #5
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
You can benchmark with AS SSD Download AS SSD Benchmark - MajorGeeks

Other benchmark:
- DiskMark64
- ATTO Bench32

Also you can check whether trim is working with trimcheck-0.7
Ok so I used this program, here is a screenshot, not sure why it's not in english?:

Is this good or not really?

At this point since i just bought two Samsung 850 pros, I dont want to spend more on PCI card SSDs and would almost rather just upgrade mobo & processor if my speeds really suck with my current mobo/processor

I read where this program writes a 1gb file for the test, how do I go about deleting this 1gb file?


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29 May 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The file used is deleted automatically. No idea why in German(?).

Now, coming to the main issue. Your drives are working in ide mode (notice red text pciide?).
- enable ahci drivers in registry AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
- move the SSDs to a SATA3 port (check motherboard manual)
- in BIOS - set the controller SSDs are attached to - SATA operation mode: AHCI

Report with a new screenshot
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29 May 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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29 May 2015   #8
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
The file used is deleted automatically. No idea why in German(?).

Now, coming to the main issue. Your drives are working in ide mode (notice red text pciide?).
- enable ahci drivers in registry AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
- move the SSDs to a SATA3 port (check motherboard manual)
- in BIOS - set the controller SSDs are attached to - SATA operation mode: AHCI

Report with a new screenshot
I think that might be one of the problems, I tried changing it from IDE in my Asus bios, but I have no AHCI as an option. And as far as I know I have the most up to date version of my mobos bios.

Any way to force the AHCI option into bios specifically? - ahh wait, I see you gave me a possible walk-thru, going to read it now.

The SSD is already hooked up via SATA cable to the SATA port.

Do those test scores suck overall for speed based on the 3/gbs my mobo is capable of? I assume changing it to AHCI will make it perform faster overall?

Here is my mobo:

ASUS P5K EPU LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

I've been running it with an Intel quad core 6600 and 8gb of ram with 2 dual video cards for a 3 monitor setup. Been one hell of a rig for me over the years and I never even overclocked it.

I realize a new system is the best/logical idea, but this old beast still has some life in it and if I can get a bit more speed for just a while longer, it will still do everything I need.

If I were to upgrade now I would get an Intel 5820k & x99 mobo - if I'm going to upgrade, I want to make it worth it and have it last as long as this one did/is.
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29 May 2015   #9
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

So I edited those two values in Regedit to 0 and restarted my computer, but Bios is still not showing an ACHI option to switch it from IDE.

Any ideas?
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29 May 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oh Yea the ASUS sabertooth x99 is a nice board just got one,
I got the i7 5930k though 6 core quite a deal at Micro Center still @ 499.99us
Ram is expensive no doubt but I'm guessing it's worth it for the future games
I got the corsair dominator platinum 2666mhz just because I'm insane
Plus that is close to what the board was tested with
I wish I could of sprung for the i7 5960x damn it
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