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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

24 Aug 2010   #691
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zenith2009 View Post
Thanx to all.
I have learned the hard way and this is the result:
Looks like you tried to RAID the 80GB and 40GB, this will only use less than 40GB on your 80GB SSD.

As mentioned previously, RAID'ing these is not recommended. You'll not see a noticeable performance increase, not enough to justify loosing 40GB on a SSD.

RAID'ing two X25 V's will give excellent performance but you won't have Trim, you will have to run it manually and re-install often.
Check the AnandTech site for the RAID'ed X25 V review.

The total score at the bottom is very low for a single 40GB SSD let alone a RAID'ed one.

Leave your Write Cache enabled, you'll get better performance.


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24 Aug 2010   #692
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
...AHCI, good alignment, fast threaded reads...
The AHCI part I figured out from Zenith2009's screenshot. Mine says iaStor in the same place, referring to the Intel Storage Driver. Is that OK?

As for the good alignment part, how is that determined?
Name: INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC - model of the SSD
Firmware: 2CV1 - Your Firmware version
Controller: iaStor - Controller driver this is the Intel
Offset: 103424 K - OK - Alignment is OK
Size: 74.53 GB

Which version of the Intel driver do you have?
Should be v9.6.0.1014

Check the AS SSD Benchmark thread to compare other SSD scores to yours.
Click the 'Google Spreadsheet' to see a larger version.
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24 Aug 2010   #693
profdlp

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
...AHCI, good alignment, fast threaded reads...
The AHCI part I figured out from Zenith2009's screenshot. Mine says iaStor in the same place, referring to the Intel Storage Driver. Is that OK?

As for the good alignment part, how is that determined?
Name: INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC - model of the SSD
Firmware: 2CV1 - Your Firmware version
Controller: iaStor - Controller driver this is the Intel
Offset: 103424 K - OK - Alignment is OK
Size: 74.53 GB
Nice info.

Quote:
Which version of the Intel driver do you have?
Should be v9.6.0.1014
Yes, indeed it is.

Quote:
Check the AS SSD Benchmark thread to compare other SSD scores to yours.
Click the 'Google Spreadsheet' to see a larger version.
Will do - thanks!
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25 Aug 2010   #694
Zenith2009

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post

Looks like you tried to RAID the 80GB and 40GB, this will only use less than 40GB on your 80GB SSD.

As mentioned previously, RAID'ing these is not recommended. You'll not see a noticeable performance increase, not enough to justify loosing 40GB on a SSD.

RAID'ing two X25 V's will give excellent performance but you won't have Trim, you will have to run it manually and re-install often.
Check the AnandTech site for the RAID'ed x 25 V review.

The total score at the bottom is very low for a single 40GB SSD let alone a RAID'ed one.

Leave your Write Cache enabled, you'll get better performance.
Yes, I agree. Windows felt not so lightweight anymore, hence, it was faster with single X25 80GB in AHCI mode. The only thing gained was Seq. Read speed. Everything else was alot slower.

Maybe I will try to get another X25 80GB drive but I wonder if Raid controller on Asus P5Q is good enough for this task?

As said another thing to consider is Trim function and complexity of raid array.

I must also say this is really good forum, lot of replies and I like it.
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25 Aug 2010   #695
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I turned everything off to see what this drive is capable of and it didn't disappoint

Show us your SSD performance-crucial_25_08_2010_1.png


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25 Aug 2010   #696
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

@tw33k,

That's a nice score jump.

What did you turn off?



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zenith2009 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post

Looks like you tried to RAID the 80GB and 40GB, this will only use less than 40GB on your 80GB SSD.

As mentioned previously, RAID'ing these is not recommended. You'll not see a noticeable performance increase, not enough to justify loosing 40GB on a SSD.

RAID'ing two X25 V's will give excellent performance but you won't have Trim, you will have to run it manually and re-install often.
Check the AnandTech site for the RAID'ed x 25 V review.

The total score at the bottom is very low for a single 40GB SSD let alone a RAID'ed one.

Leave your Write Cache enabled, you'll get better performance.
Yes, I agree. Windows felt not so lightweight anymore, hence, it was faster with single X25 80GB in AHCI mode. The only thing gained was Seq. Read speed. Everything else was alot slower.

Maybe I will try to get another X25 80GB drive but I wonder if Raid controller on Asus P5Q is good enough for this task?

As said another thing to consider is Trim function and complexity of raid array.

I must also say this is really good forum, lot of replies and I like it.
Thanks, and Welcome to Seven Forums.

Checkout the thread I linked above to see RAID'ed SSD scores.

AS SSD Benchmark thread
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25 Aug 2010   #697
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I turned off every non-essential process
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25 Aug 2010   #698
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh ah, yeah, though that's not relaly the way you normally run your machine day to day wo the first scrore was more "realistic"
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25 Aug 2010   #699
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

of course but it does show how good this drive is. over at AS SSD Benchmark thread the Crucial is beating everything (as a single drive) by a long way
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25 Aug 2010   #700
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Thought you might notice that

They're getting good benchmarks and reviews.
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