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Windows 7: SSD WEI benchmark

11 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
SSD WEI benchmark

I have a 60GB Corsiar ForceGT SSD as boot drive.
Old setup: AMD 1090T/M4A87TD EVO, the WEI gave it 7.9.
New setup: Intel 3570K/MSI Z77A-G45, WEI now gives it 5.9
When setting it up in my new system, I made sure it was attached to a 6GB Sata port, AHCI was set in UEFI and trim was enabled . I know WEI is far from being the be all and end all of benchmarks, but I cant figure out why this has happened. Am I missing something obvious.

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11 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Have you been to Corsairs site to see if they have a firmware update for that SSD you have ?
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11 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

Its running the 5.03 firmware, which I believe, is the latest.
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11 Jan 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I would re check bios to make sure

even when you installed in Achi could have went back to IDE and lowered the score
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11 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

The bios defaults to AHCI mode. MoBo companies these days must assume everyone has an SSD.
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11 Jan 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

well unless it is the firmware there shouldn't be that much of a degration of that drive

Maybe it is failing you could try running SSDmark or some software like that to see if the read and write are on par with what it is supposed to be if not maybe it needs to be re aligned and that could be the issue
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11 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

As another suggestion, try running the WEI disk from command prompt to give you not only just the score, but also detailed results such as sequential speed etc. To do this, just run CMD.exe as administrator then type without quotes "winsat disk -v".

Another thing is that you have all the right setup for your SSD (TRIM, AHCI, SATA III port etc.), but your SSD might be running in SATA II mode (this isn't likely to happen though). To check, download crystal disk info and this utility shows you the SMART data from your SSD as well as if SSD is running on SATA II or III or if TRIM is really enabled, etc.

Here's Brink's download link for Crystal Disk Info:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
CrystalDiskInfo - (portable edition)
NOTE: If the application starts up in the Japanese language. To change it to English, goto the rightmost toolbar option where it says (Language), then choose A-N, then English.

Open source hard disk monitoring -HDD/SSD utility software which supports S.M.A.R.T. Supports 7, available as a portable (no install or as an installer). Excellent, straightforward SMART data on your Hard Disk or SSD's health.
Source: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 [2]
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13 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

This may be coincidence. I moved swap file to another drive and disabled hibernation and system restore. I re-ran WEI and got a figure of 7.8. So thanks for the suggestions and help, greatly appreciated.
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