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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

09 Apr 2010   #421
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Why do you think this is bad - it is actually pretty good. And how come you cannot update the F/W (not that you need to do that).
Thought the finer the line was the more stable the drive was, still in learning mode with my new SSD..
Yeah, Intel sad it was eighter the lack of ACHI mode in BIOS or the fact that I have a nvidia chipset
No, the ups and downs are from some processes running on your system. Stop all applications on your system and run it again. Your line will be flatter.


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09 Apr 2010   #422
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you ran your OS on another drive and had the SSD as a secondary drive, with nothing happening on it...it would be flat. But if the machine is doing anything (indexing, prefetching, copying a file, etc)...that will cause the dips and such on the graph that you are seeing. See my above HDtune results, my line isn't completely flat when the OS is running.
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09 Apr 2010   #423
TechTune

Win7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, makes sense really..
pparks1, did you update yours? see any preformance increase after doing that Intel maintenance tool?
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09 Apr 2010   #424
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I just reinstalled my OS after a BIOS upgrade and switched over to using AHCI rather than IDE. I don't have any Intel maintenance tools installed....I stuck 100% with the built-in Windows 7 drivers.
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09 Apr 2010   #425
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I just reinstalled my OS after a BIOS upgrade and switched over to using AHCI rather than IDE. I don't have any Intel maintenance tools installed....I stuck 100% with the built-in Windows 7 drivers.
Did the switch to AHCI yield any better performance?
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09 Apr 2010   #426
devane68

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

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While I understand that SSD's are great with read speeds and almost non-existent access times.....there is no denying that their write speeds are staggeringly bad.
Staggeringly bad wrandom write speeds in real life use plauge a lot of SSDs it's true, but Intel and OCZ have seen the light and they both post random write speeds as good as a single high perfoamance hard drives at the cost of a slight reduction in "overall" write speeds in benchmarks.

Many drives when brand new post great sequential write speeds out of the gate and that's what the manufacturers tout and most people never look further from, but then fail to almost useless when they start to fill up or use random write block sizes. Not so with the latest offerings with latest firmware from Intel and OCZ.

Intel and OCZ had rough starts with this but have clered up dramatically in the last few months. I finally was willing to actually buy an SSD for myself after months of seeing them fail miserably when put to real use.

Toms and Anandtech have some pretty in depth articles on the subject.

[Edit]
I got the 160 gig X-25M, not really benchmarked it yet but in a test install of 7100 I got a WEI score of 7.6 for the drive The harddrive is no longer by far the slowest thing in my mahcine but is now by far the fastest.
Saving pennies to get a 2nd X-25M 160GB and then put it in RAID 0. That'll be a screamer.
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10 Apr 2010   #427
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Did the switch to AHCI yield any better performance?
I'm not entirely sure. My results in Crystal Disk 3.0 benchmarking did improve a bit..especially the last 4k number. I went from about 21 to 159 or something like that. Although, how that translate into real world performance I haven't been able to quantify.

It does seem like apps are loading up faster and snappier now. But that could also be due to the fact that everything is neat and clean and very little has been installed to slow it down. I'd say performance gains are around 10% possibly.

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Saving pennies to get a 2nd X-25M 160GB and then put it in RAID 0. That'll be a screamer.
Yes, on benchmarks it will look wonderful. However, since a single SSD provides almost instantaneous access to files and that's what really makes the OS perform....going the RAID route here won't make the difference that it used to make with mechanical drives.
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10 Apr 2010   #428
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For those wanting to get into the SSD world, without spending alot to do so, 30GB Vertex and Intels 40Gb X25-V.

Granted, some others shown here are faster, but these are value drives at just over $100 mark.

IMO, they Intel is the better bargan as it has 37.1GB useable space VS the Vertex 29.8. and seem slightly faster for the OS.
Non-the-less, they are both good drives.

Heres a look at both side by side:


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10 Apr 2010   #429
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Given those numbers, I would say the Intel is the better deal - even at a few Dollars more. If I remember right you could get one for around $130 and the Vertex was offered at $89 - both with MIR.
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19 Apr 2010   #430
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

there were initial problems running TRIM in RAID arrays, but intel have just released a new driver:
Intel release TRIM for RAID | bit-tech.net

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"There are caveats to the driver, of course: your operating system needs in-built TRIM support, and all drives in the array must be TRIM-compatible. You're also out of luck if you're running RAID 5, for some reason – although the home-use scenarios of RAID 0 or RAID 1 are well covered."
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