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Windows 7: Show us your SSD performance

06 Nov 2010   #791

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Hello everyone. I have some questions. I installed a Vertex 2 90GB drive last night. I am in AHCI mode, disconnected all other grives before installing, followed the tutorials, moved my user folders over to a spinner. Based on the comments I have heard, I am a little dissappointed. My system does seem a little faster, but not like the comments. I am including (hope i'm doing it right) some benchmarks. My main questions are:
Is this the performance I should expect?
How do I know if trim is enabled in Windows 7 and how do you schedule it?
Like I said before, I moved my user folders over to a spinner. Now I have a library for hte C drive with nothing in it and also have a library under my user nsme with all of thr info in it. Is this normal?

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06 Nov 2010   #792
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Your performance numbers are not withing the norm that I experience with a Vertex.

1. Trim you can check with this command: fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify
If Command Prompt returns a 0 (zero), your drive supports TRIM and it is enabled.

2. I suggest you also check the alignment. You use the following commands.

List disk
Select disk n
List partition

Now you should see a result like this.

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 59 GB 1024 KB

The offset has to be divisible by 4.
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06 Nov 2010   #793

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

You can compare your SSD with other OCZ and the same chipset.

AS SSD Benchmark thread

Your read/write numbers aren't too bad but, the Acc. time is a little off.

Did you update the firmware?

Just noticed in your AS SSD snip, you have 1.22 firmware (new is 1.23) it's not that old.
MS storage driver msachi
64k - ok, that's your offset alignment, green font indicates is ok.

For reference.

Sandforce Firmware update 1.23 (Vertex2, Agility2, Vertex-LE, Vertex2 Pro, Vertex2-EX, Vertex2-E, Agility2-E)

Some good information.

As for Trim,

Q. How do I know if TRIM is enabled on my OCZ SSD?
A. In Windows 7, go to start/run/cmd), type the following:
fsutil.exe behaviour query DisableDeleteNotify.
It should respond back with:
DisableDeleteNotify=0 if TRIM support is ready and active.
If it's not.. type fsutil.exe behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0.

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06 Nov 2010   #794

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Been a lot of debate regarding the Crucial C300 and Marvell 91xx driver vs msahci so I thought I'd put it to the test. I uninstalled the Marvell driver, rebooted and Windows loaded the msahci files and got me to reboot again. I then ran AS SSD. When it was finished I reinstalled the Marvell driver (the most up to date version: 1001042) and re-ran AS SSD.

Here are the results:

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The drive's performance has degraded but it's only noticeable in benchmarks. It "feels" just as fast as it always has.

Compare those to this:

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only a few months ago.

Your Marvell driver is doing good for you, looks like you're seeing what has been referred to as the 'worn in performance'.

Just did a quick search and found this mentioned, seems it's due to the nand wearing.
Lot's of heated discussion on how/if it can be fixed.

It's great to be on the bleeding edge of hardware
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06 Nov 2010   #795

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

I found a good article on this issue: Analysis: SSD performance -- is a slowdown inevitable? - Computerworld

It's only AS SSD that reports low random read speeds...

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06 Nov 2010   #796

windows 7 32

I recently upgraded my DAW, with a fresh install.

i5-650, 4gb ram, win7 32,

Corsair Nova 64gb, rated at 270/130
I'm not using AHCI, but am very pleased with the system response.
And a 6.9 WEI

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06 Nov 2010   #797

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

hi all im just wondering is anyone using there ssd for the page file?
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06 Nov 2010   #798

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

I am. I don't agree with moving it to another drive. There have been plenty of discussions on this on this forum.
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06 Nov 2010   #799

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

i took my page file off the default hdd c drive and moved it to the ssd and i have readyboost on it to, in the diagnostic program in windows 7 i can see improvement and see the readyboost working fine.

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06 Nov 2010   #800

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

Have a read of this: The Truth About SSDs
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