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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

27 Oct 2009   #61
Baatfam

Windows 7 Profesional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Thanks for the replies guys, I have been trying to find out what people are running (IDE - ACHI) and what kind of bandwidth they are getting.
I've been having trouble getting my Adobe CS3 products to work well in ACHI mode so I switched back to IDE.
Since I did, I reran the test to compare...

ACHI on the left and IDE on the right...Interesting, huh?




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27 Oct 2009   #62
ussj4brolli

Windows 7 PRO x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Thanks for the replies guys, I have been trying to find out what people are running (IDE - ACHI) and what kind of bandwidth they are getting.
I've been having trouble getting my Adobe CS3 products to work well in ACHI mode so I switched back to IDE.
Since I did, I reran the test to compare...

ACHI on the left and IDE on the right...Interesting, huh?
You should remember that that program is NOT intended for SSDs.

This should be looked at if anyone has an SSD: Guide Windows 7 Tweaks & Utilities - OCZ Forum

Also, this benchmark would be the most accurate for SSDs (Built for them) : As SSD

Single member raid will give you the best performance in the 4k and 4k64bit (real world)

Also, is your power plan set to max performace?

Why isnt this stickedm hdd and a ssd result sticky....
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28 Oct 2009   #63
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
Thanks for the replies guys, I have been trying to find out what people are running (IDE - ACHI) and what kind of bandwidth they are getting.
I've been having trouble getting my Adobe CS3 products to work well in ACHI mode so I switched back to IDE.
Since I did, I reran the test to compare...

ACHI on the left and IDE on the right...Interesting, huh?
That IS interesting. I have had the same type of results. Mine has a little higher average in IDE but a higher maximum on AHCI. I know Patriot recommends IDE for running SSDs and I think OCZ does too.

Thanks for sharing.

I think this thread should be a sticky but I am not a moderator.......
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28 Oct 2009   #64
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi guys,
That's good info on the OCZ site. Some of it conflicts with suggestions here (like setting the number of processors at boot) but it's good information.

It can be miserable trying to find anything on the OCZ Forums but I think they left off recommending IDE with native MS drivers for W7 (with the new firmware that supports W7 TRIM). That doesn't help with my 2x30GB RAID0 because I need to use Matrix Storage Manager and AHCI to turn on write-back cache.

Nate, I think we've discussed that the Torx and the Vertex use essentially the same Indilinx controller? Has Patriot recently released a new firmware to support TRIM in W7?
Tom
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28 Oct 2009   #65
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I run my SSD (Intel) in IDE mode. When I run AHCI, my machine takes an extra 8-10 seconds during the POST process to initialize and bring up the AHCI drive. Since that 8-10 seconds impacts me during every single boot, I didn't feel any extra performance on AHCI would get me that time back.
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28 Oct 2009   #66
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I run my SSD (Intel) in IDE mode. When I run AHCI, my machine takes an extra 8-10 seconds during the POST process to initialize and bring up the AHCI drive. Since that 8-10 seconds impacts me during every single boot, I didn't feel any extra performance on AHCI would get me that time back.
This may not help and you might have even tried it already but the OCZ forums are filled with suggestions to clear the NVRAM (particularly after an SSD firmware flash). That sometimes clears the computer BIOS' "confusion" and brings back the normal time in POST (even in AHCI mode).
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28 Oct 2009   #67
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
This may not help and you might have even tried it already but the OCZ forums are filled with suggestions to clear the NVRAM (particularly after an SSD firmware flash). That sometimes clears the computer BIOS' "confusion" and brings back the normal time in POST (even in AHCI mode).
Thanks...but it's not that anything is broken. It's simply the way that my Gigabyte motherboard initializes the SATA interfaces when AHCI mode is enabled. I think it's even discussed in my manual. So, since I saw next to no performance gain with it enabled, but slower boots each time, I simply stuck with IDE mode.
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29 Oct 2009   #68
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 
Not trying to offend... just curious!

What about the price you pay for that performance?

Personally, I cant see spending the outrageous prices being asked (now) for SSD's. True, like everything else in the PC/Electronics world economies of scale will inevitably kick in and the prices will drop. That's when I will switch... probably when OEM start putting them in new systems as standard practice.

Currently on newegg I can get a single 120GB SSD for an average price of approx $400.00 USD (price ranges from $255-$1285), or I can buy over 4TB of mechanical drives for the same price! That's bang for the buck performance!

Those of you running SSD's... are you running them in laptops where there is a strong need, in a desktop used for power computing/gaming, or did you all just win the lottery?
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29 Oct 2009   #69
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Personally I just saved some money and purchased one. It's the single most "mind-blowing" upgrade you can do to a PC. I run two of them. one in my desktop and one in my "backup" desktop. haha
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29 Oct 2009   #70
Guy Scharf

Win 7-32, XP Pro-32
 
 

I wanted to improve performance on my desktoip. Obvious options were a) use a SSD as boot drive, b) replace motherboard, CPU, heatsink, and memory to upgrade to Core i7, or c) a new hardware RAID controller and four drives in RAID 0 for C:. The SSD was the least expensive of these options.

Performance has been delightful. Installing Windows XP from DVD to hard drive usually took me 45 minutes or so. Installing Windows 7 from USB to SSD took 11:50 mm:ss. When I boot the system, it takes 35 seconds before the hardware starts reading the MBR. Then it is only 19 seconds before I am logged in, startup apps are running, and the desktop is working. Windows XP from a Raptor was much slower. Even hardware prep prior to MBR reading was 8 to 10 seconds slower because the SATA drives were configured as RAID on XP and AHCI on Windows 7. (Why? Because Windows 7 didn't work correctly with SATA data drives configured as RAID0 and took forever to boot.)
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