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Windows 7: Any idea what I can do to improve my SSD's performance

07 Jul 2016   #11
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Here's my i5 machine

Wouldn't let me change the language to English.

What is that BAD we see on both benchmark results?




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07 Jul 2016   #12
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Notice in the upper left hand corner of your pics where it says "Bad".

That means the drive is not properly aligned. If properly aligned, that number should be evenly divisible by 4 and in your pictures it is not.

I think improper alignment is fixable with an app such as Partition Wizard, a free download.

I'm not positive how much difference it will make, but it's the first thing I'd do.
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07 Jul 2016   #13
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Notice in the upper left hand corner of your pics where it says "Bad".

That means the drive is not properly aligned.

I think improper alignment is fixable with an app such as Partition Wizard, a free download.

I'm not positive how much difference it will make, but it's the first thing I'd do.
Thanks

I'll see what I can do about that.
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07 Jul 2016   #14
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

And here's the third SSD

I am going to wait for my guru to help me.


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07 Jul 2016   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Have you updated the firmware on them ?
Crucial SSD Firmware Updates

Yep free mini tool can align
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
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07 Jul 2016   #16
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

WOW!!!

Yes, my firmware is up-to-date

Just ran Partition Manager on my i5 and here is the result:

Thank you very much


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07 Jul 2016   #17
ignatzatsonic

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Good job, you are up to snuff.

Regarding the firmware--I'd be reluctant to update it unless you had major problems. The last time I looked at the Crucial forums, there were many complaints about firmware updates going bad and causing more issues. Just leave it alone unless you have a very serious issue and you are sure only new firmware will resolve that issue.
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07 Jul 2016   #18
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Good job, you are up to snuff.

Regarding the firmware--I'd be reluctant to update it unless you had major problems. The last time I looked at the Crucial forums, there were many complaints about firmware updates going bad and causing more issues. Just leave it alone unless you have a very serious issue and you are sure only new firmware will resolve that issue.
I have the Crucial forum bookmarked but I seldom go there.

Stupid me didn't know I had a problem until I ran that benchmark program.

So----------- tomorrow I have three more Crucial SSDs to run Partition Manager on. I'm a happy camper.
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07 Jul 2016   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

SOB Nice number
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07 Jul 2016   #20
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
SOB Nice number
Yep.
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