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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

02 Jun 2011   #1601
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I only have the Microsoft drivers. Even the internal HDD's are showing up.

I turned on the AHCI in Bios then it loaded the MS drivers after boot then the Eject Icon appeared.
I looked in with the printers (above posting snip) and all the drives were listed.

I figured it must be normal but it is a bit odd.

I think it has to do with the Hot Swap ability from what I could gather.


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02 Jun 2011   #1602
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I think that is what it is. After all, one of the benefits of ahci is supposed to be the hot swap ability. Many people don't like it, I just pay close attention to what I eject. Doesn't bother me.
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02 Jun 2011   #1603
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
...I believe if using the msahci driver it is normal, but if using iaStor ahci driver (IRST) it does not show up like that.
That was my experience.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
...I think it has to do with the Hot Swap ability from what I could gather.
Exactly. It in effect wants to treat all your drives as if they were external drives or hot-swappable drives. As A Guy pointed out, clicking the thing by accident would be a mistake.
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02 Jun 2011   #1604
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I had IRST installed at one time and used the iastor driver. I don't remember whether the internal drives showed up. I changed the driver to msahci. The IRST was causing my CPU to run at about 25% all the time, so I uninstalled it.
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02 Jun 2011   #1605
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

profdlp, I have never done it, but if you clicked one by mistake couldn't you just plug it back in same as you do an external hard drive?
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02 Jun 2011   #1606
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I disabled the IAStorDataMgrSvc service (to no ill effect) for the same reason.
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02 Jun 2011   #1607
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
profdlp, I have never done it, but if you clicked one by mistake couldn't you just plug it back in same as you do an external hard drive?
I don't really know. I suspect you would have to open the case and unplug it first, though. I guess it's also possible that a reboot might do it.

The big question would be what would happen if it were your "C:\" drive you ejected. Any guinea pigs out there?
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02 Jun 2011   #1608
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Your computer would crash. As far as guinea pigs - I might have been born at night, but it wasn't last night.
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02 Jun 2011   #1609
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
profdlp, I have never done it, but if you clicked one by mistake couldn't you just plug it back in same as you do an external hard drive?
Theoretically yes for the HDD's.
Never tried it but it should work just like eSata or Sata external would.

I'm not sure what would happen if you eject the SSD while the OS is booted.

Where is the virtual padlock for the SSD eject?

Guinea Pigs?
Where did A Guy go?
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02 Jun 2011   #1610
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

For me, the best of both worlds is to use the IAStor driver and keep the service disabled. No high CPU overhead, no icons to spaz out on and click by mistake. No performance degredation.
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