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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

01 Feb 2012   #2601
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the7thcolumn View Post
Hey guys I just tested mine with ATTO an AS SSD. I got completely different results.

Can anyone give some input? I also see my disk under Defrag (shouldn't it be hidden?)
I have a Corsair Force GT 60, stock FW.
It's not uncommon to see different results among the various benchmark programs. You'll most likely see different results from the SAME benchmark too, even if run back to back. The benchmark programs use-up valuable "wear" so it's not a good idea to be a frequent user of benchmarks on the SSD.

Your SSD will appear in the list of drives in Defrag but the Last Run date should say Never* and the scheduler should not allow a setting for the SSD.

*Note - You can run an Analyze on a SSD and the date of that run will appear but, as already stated, the SSD should not appear in the drive list for the Defrag Scheduler. Also, you can force a Defrag on a SSD but it's probably not a good idea. SSDs operate differently than a HDD and the fragmentation is part of the SSD's wear leveling function. That is, the SSD firmware will try to always use "new" areas to write data before re-using old (deleted) areas. At least that's my understanding. (CYA statement.)


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01 Feb 2012   #2602
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the7thcolumn View Post
Hey guys I just tested mine with ATTO an AS SSD. I got completely different results.

Can anyone give some input? I also see my disk under Defrag (shouldnt it be hidden?)
I have a Corsair Force GT 60, stock FW.
As mentioned, different benchmark programs test differently.
AS SSD uses incompressible data, so sandforce drives will have lower numbers than on ATTO.
ATTO uses compressible data, so the sandforce compression feature works on these SSDs and will give higher numbers.

If you want to compare AS SSD scores, look at this: AS SSD Benchmark thread

The only other Corsair Force GT I found there is a 120GB drive, this may have more channels and therefore get a higher score than a 60GB.
The Corsair Force GT 120GB got a 404.

You might consider updating the FW, as sandforce was having some FW issues and they have a new FW out, I think Corsair has it for theirs.

Make sure your SSD is not on the defrag list/schedule.
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05 Feb 2012   #2603
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
You see the red where it says pciide - BAD in the upper left? This usually means you don't have AHCI enabled. Right now your numbers are very bad I hate to say. Have a look here:

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

A Guy
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Stu, your score should be in the 300+ range, those access times are very bad.

AHCI mode will help.

What are your system specs?

Let us know if you have any questions.
OK, I finally got back to this, but I have a problem.

I went into my BIOS utility and there is a choice for "something ATA something..." which is currently set to Native-PCI. The other choices are Compatibility, AHCI, and RAID. I assume you think I switch to AHCI. I am all ready to do that except, in the case of a problem, there is no way to switch back to Native-PCI! That is not one of the choices.

Should I be concerned about that? Should I make the switch anyway? What if there's trouble and I have to switch back?

If it still seems I should switch, I'll do it after the Super Bowl and report back. Thanks for helpin'.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Stu, your score should be in the 300+ range, those access times are very bad.

AHCI mode will help.

What are your system specs?

Let us know if you have any questions.
I just updated my system specs - well, the ones I knew how to get an answer for - in my CP. I will have to pick this up tomorrow. I must sleep now.
Nice user name
Mine or Dave's?
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05 Feb 2012   #2604
essenbe

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

You shouldn't have a problem switching back, if necessary. I have done it for updating firmware temporarially. But, I don't think you will want or need to switch back. AHCI is what every SSD manufacturer I am aware of recomends for best performance.
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05 Feb 2012   #2605
StupidUser

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
You see the red where it says pciide - BAD in the upper left? This usually means you don't have AHCI enabled. Right now your numbers are very bad I hate to say. Have a look here:

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

A Guy
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
You shouldn't have a problem switching back, if necessary. I have done it for updating firmware temporarially. But, I don't think you will want or need to switch back. AHCI is what every SSD manufacturer I am aware of recomends for best performance.
OK. I let it run during the Super Bowl (goyay Giants!) and I got much better results with AHDI on:
Show us your SSD performance-ssd-bench-samsung-mmcqe28g-2.1.2012-12-06-26-am.pngShow us your SSD performance-ssd-bench-samsung-mmcqe28g-2.5.2012-10-18-05-pm.png
Pretty impressive gain, huh? Thanks for the advice, all. Feel free to explain what some of those numbers mean, anyone.

But notice the pciide-BAD is still there, and still red. Do I have some bad hardware? (Also, notice that some of my readings got a little worse. That ain't right, is it?)


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05 Feb 2012   #2606
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The 4K read improved 6 times. The rest is so, so. What is not good is the 41ms access time. That is not normal. There must be a problem with the controller or a BIG problem with Trim. It should be around 0.1ms - but 41ms is 410 times worse. That is a lot worse than a HDD which is between 10 and 15ms.
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05 Feb 2012   #2607
essenbe

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

You are still in IDE mode. Tell us what you did in following the tutorial. You did the registry edits then rebooted, on startup did you change the sata mode in bios to AHCI? When you booted back into windows, you should have seen windows loading drivers, then rebooted again. Is that what happened?
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05 Feb 2012   #2608
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Did you also make the registry change as laid out in the tutorial? Check to see if you have the latest driver. I believe this is the one for your laptop:

Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver for Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

A Guy
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05 Feb 2012   #2609
essenbe

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

Isn't it in the IRST package? That is only for IaStor though, otherwise it should be MSAHCI.
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05 Feb 2012   #2610
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

This was all I was able to find.

Newly Released Drivers

A Guy
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