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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

06 Mar 2011   #1171
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I ran this test in the 8 MB block size. The drive is in the 3rd PCIe slot. The Video card is in the 1st PCIe slot. I left the second as later I plan to get another video card to run along with the one I have now. I made a few changes in bios. I did not write the specifics down so I will have to go back into bios and do so then post them here. I did try a few different ways of loading the drive as I had to do a complete reinstall of the OS. Setting the drive to "idle" then going back in and changing the configuration to AHCI.

The regedit was already set to AHCI. I did find that this single change enhanced both the gaming and graphics by .1 in the windows experience.

There were some other changes in the Bios and I know one was setting the DDR3 to 1333 as it was defaulting at DDR3 1066. I am going to see how this runs for a bit then try it at DDR3 1600.
I also enabled a few settings that were set at disable, that part I have to look up. Turbo is enabled. Sorry I do not recall the exact changes from my head!




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06 Mar 2011   #1172
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Mike,

That's fine. I got close to what you had running it with a 8 MB block size.


Wolfgang (WHS),

Thank you. Here's what I got with ATTO.

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06 Mar 2011   #1173
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's reccomended that Sandforce drives use ATTO when testing.

I made a post about that here - Show us your SSD performance

Quote:
SANDFORCE Disclaimer:
This benchmark uses non-compressible completely RANDOM data, so Sandforce drives won't produce "super-fast" numbers like they do in ATTO.
Also writing a whole bunch of non-compressible data to the drive quickly has reportedly pushed a few Sandforce drives into "write throttled" mode, basically Sandforce users have been warned
AS SSD Benchmark thread - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net

Impressive numbers btw
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06 Mar 2011   #1174
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Mike,

That's fine. I got close to what you had running it with a 8 MB block size.


Wolfgang (WHS),

Thank you. Here's what I got with ATTO.

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Shawn, Those are awsome numbers. Did you notice a significant performance improvement as compared to a regular SSD - e.g. a Vertex2?
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06 Mar 2011   #1175
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It only seemed a tiny bit faster for the random read and writes of Windows 7 than with the Vertex 2, but there was a huge difference in file transfers and running virtual machines with the RevoDrive. It was like it was when going from a HDD to a SSD.
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06 Mar 2011   #1176
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I reran the test today and here are the results from the 8 MB and 64 KB tests.

In bios I changed these settings. We do have the exact same MB Shawn.
Main: storage configuration set to AHCI
Advanced: Marvell storage controller set to AHCI Mode
Chipset: set to auto.
Plug and Play is set to no
Ai Tweaker: CPU spread spectrum to disable
PCIE spread spectrum to disable
Dram frequency set to DDR3-1600 MHZ
Power: ACPI 2.0 support is enabled

There are two things I noticed about this particular MB.
1- It defaults to 1066 MHZ
2- With the sata III plugged in this MB always looks at it first before the Revo. This also lowers the windows experience from a 7.9 to a 5.9 as I can only guess that program looks at the sata III. With the sata III unplugged then it goes back to a 7.9.


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06 Mar 2011   #1177
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techymike View Post
There are two things I noticed about this particular MB.
1- It defaults to 1066 MHZ
That's not unusual as anything above 1066MHz needs to be manually set in the BIOS, same for voltage settings above the standard 1.5volts.

So if you have performance memory (1600MHZ for example) your board will only run it at 1066 because that is the "standard".

If you want your memory ran in "performance" mode and your board, and memory, supports XMP profiles you can enable that in the BIOS and the MB will use the XMP profile from the memory and run it at 1600MHZ at say 1.6volts.

Since you have Corsair's Dominator memory you should be running at 1600 @1.6volt.

Bottom line is you need to either use XMP or manually set the memory settings. Personally I set my memory manually even though my board supports my memory's XMP profile.

BTW my board will do the same thing if I don't either use XMP or set the memory manually.

Just info.
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06 Mar 2011   #1178
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It only seemed a tiny bit faster for the random read and writes of Windows 7 than with the Vertex 2, but there was a huge difference in file transfers and running virtual machines with the RevoDrive. It was like it was when going from a HDD to a SSD.
Thanks for the update. Once I get a modern machine (my desktops are from 2007), I might consider it as an additional feature. But right now my finance minister is sitting on the purse - LOL.
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06 Mar 2011   #1179
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I did read up on the overclocking but I just do not understand the details behind it so I did what I could based on what I read.

I forgot to mention that I flashed the Bios to version 1301.
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06 Mar 2011   #1180
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It only seemed a tiny bit faster for the random read and writes of Windows 7 than with the Vertex 2, but there was a huge difference in file transfers and running virtual machines with the RevoDrive. It was like it was when going from a HDD to a SSD.
Thanks for the update. Once I get a modern machine (my desktops are from 2007), I might consider it as an additional feature. But right now my finance minister is sitting on the purse - LOL.
LOL, I can understand that. I only got it at the time since Newegg had a great 20% off promo code special on all SSDs on top of it already being on sale $60 off about a month ago. I just couldn't resist since it will still be much faster than the newer Vertex 3 (SATA III) SSDs coming out later.
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