Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Corsair Nova V128 SSD is so slow - whats wrong?

18 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Corsair Nova V128 SSD is so slow - whats wrong?


I have a problem with my new Nova V128 GB and I donít know whatís wrong with this drive. Cut to the chase:

In HD Tune Pro Iíve sooo low score:

Other benchmarks is the same slow&sad story.

Iíve done some optimizations with SSD: Enable AHCI, install new Intel drivers for chipset (got PM55 in my laptop), TRIM, Pretech/Superfetch/Defrag off, Page File 1000/2000, Enable Write caching, install Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers, and above is the performance AFTER this tweaks and optimizations.

My config is: Dell Studio 1747 (Intel Core i7 720QM, 4 GB DDR3, Radeon HD 4650, PM55 Express). This Nova should offer up to 270/190 MB and I get only up to 177,8 MB in read and even slower in writes.

Help me, please. What should I do?

PS Sorry for my EnglishÖ

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2010   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

How is the drive connected? SATA I or II?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Hello and thank you for respond.

I got nice advice on AnadTech forums - test this drive in Safe mode because Intel controller drivers were too aggressive with power saving. I do this and the score for average reads in HD Tune Pro is 207 MB/s:

Can you help me and tell what power saving features I should turn off to get the same performance in normal mode in Win 7? I choose, of course, High Performance plan but the average reads is still to low - 175 MB/s.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Aug 2010   #4

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

I'm not really sure what specific help led you to this or why that is the case, but you can adjust your power options:

Power Plan Settings - Change
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Did you by any chance benchmark before installing all of the drives and performing the optimizations? You might find that it's faster without doing all of that stuff.

Obviously your benchmark improved in safe mode...but you don't want to run in safe mode 24x7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Corsair Nova V128 SSD is so slow - whats wrong?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Whats wrong?
My computer runs fine If I just browse the web but when I run games such as Counter Strike and League of Legends my framerate starts dropping. It starts at 120 fps for the first 5 minutes then slowlys decreases and then my computer shuts off. I was wondering If this is the cause of my PSU or...
RAM 8.0 GB (2.10 GB Usable) WTF? whats wrong??
What's this all about? What's going on here? all the info is posted on the pics. please anybody help me or give me any idea.. Anyway, any help is greatly appreciated.
Performance & Maintenance
cant really figure out whats wrong
today i was factory resetting my computer when it over heated in the middle and turned off when i turned it back on it freezes saying setup is starting services then a window pops up saying "windows could not finish configuring the system. to attempt to resume configuration,restart the computer."...
General Discussion
CORSAIR whats up
Whats up with corsair first a k60 keyboard dead thin a k90 lights dont work got a new one sofar so good now just got a m60 it cant be detected going to get a new one today who knows if it well work , I like corsair but its fading fast oh and also corsair 1300 left speaker whent out in 3 mths,
General Discussion
Something very wrong with Corsair Vengance Timings I install my new ram, and I'm all very happy. A hour or two later I decide to run a benchmark on my ram. The benchmark says that my 16Gb of ram is only processing about 12Gb a second, when other benchmarks on the internet say Gb will do 20+ Gb/s. I open cpu-z, and pop over to the memory...
Hardware & Devices
Whats wrong with my pc?
Hi guys i need to get to the bottom of this problem on my pc, i can start my pc and reboot it no problem but if i go to start/shutdown then press the power button to start it up my pc starts but i cant see anything as my monitor doesnt go out of standby, what i have to do is turn pc off by...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App