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Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB SSD Benchmark, good or bad?

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April 2, 2014 3:07:00 PM

Here are the results http://prntscr.com/36hal6 Are these bad, or good?

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a c 590 G Storage
April 2, 2014 3:24:49 PM

Your AS-SSD results indicate msahci - OK, which means that you are using Microsoft's default AHCI drivers.

If you have an Intel CPU then install Intel's latest AHCI drivers.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?Dwnld...

If you have an AMD CPU then install AMD's latest AHCI drivers.
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Window... 8 - 32

Also, the HyperX 3K uses a SandForce controller, so if you're looking for advertised Read/Write speeds then you probably need to benchmark with ATTO.

ATTO uses highly compressible data to test Read/Write speeds. Highly compressible data is the easiest type of data for any SSD to Read/Write.

AS-SSD uses highly incompressible data to test Read/Write speeds. Highly incompressible data is the hardest type of data for any SSD to Read/Write.

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April 2, 2014 3:44:05 PM

Dereck47 said:
Your AS-SSD results indicate msahci - OK, which means that you are using Microsoft's default AHCI drivers.

If you have an Intel CPU then install Intel's latest AHCI drivers.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?Dwnld...

If you have an AMD CPU then install AMD's latest AHCI drivers.
http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Window... 8 - 32

Also, the HyperX 3K uses a SandForce controller, so if you're looking for advertised Read/Write speeds then you probably need to benchmark with ATTO.

ATTO uses highly compressible data to test Read/Write speeds. Highly compressible data is the easiest type of data for any SSD to Read/Write.

AS-SSD uses highly incompressible data to test Read/Write speeds. Highly incompressible data is the hardest type of data for any SSD to Read/Write.



Will updating my AHCI drivers boost my SSD speed?
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a c 590 G Storage
April 2, 2014 3:46:37 PM

Yes, it will.
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a c 590 G Storage
April 2, 2014 3:59:49 PM

Yes, run another AS-SSD benchmark and your results should be higher.
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April 2, 2014 4:06:48 PM

Dereck47 said:
Yes, run another AS-SSD benchmark and your results should be higher.


Latest scores http://prntscr.com/36htf0. I also updated my Marvell Sata drivers, if that could have anything to do with it. Yes, my scores got lower, but it was faster, but after I updated my Marvell it, became slower.
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a c 590 G Storage
April 2, 2014 4:15:15 PM

What is your motherboard model?
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April 2, 2014 4:19:06 PM

Dereck47 said:
What is your motherboard model?


Gigabyte Z87x-UD5H, also, would you like to add me on Skype, so we can continue on there? My Skype "yussefohakadarkkrai"
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a c 590 G Storage
April 2, 2014 4:45:27 PM

Sorry, I don't have a Skype account.
Your motherboard has 10 SATA 3 (6Gb/s) ports. Your SSD should be connected to one of the Intel 6Gb/s ports for best performance.

Connect the drive to the 1st Intel port (SATA3_0) if it is not there already.
See page 27 of your motherboard manual for the location of the port.

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April 2, 2014 5:04:57 PM

Dereck47 said:
Sorry, I don't have a Skype account.
Your motherboard has 10 SATA 3 (6Gb/s) ports. Your SSD should be connected to one of the Intel 6Gb/s ports for best performance.

Connect the drive to the 1st Intel port (SATA3_0) if it is not there already.
See page 27 of your motherboard manual for the location of the port.



Would that make a difference? It's already in a sata port?
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a c 590 G Storage
April 2, 2014 5:11:37 PM

If you are satisfied with your performance then you can leave it where it is. Native (Intel) 6Gb/s ports offer better performance than 3rd party (Marvell) 6Gb/s ports.
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April 2, 2014 9:14:30 PM

Dereck47 said:
If you are satisfied with your performance then you can leave it where it is. Native (Intel) 6Gb/s ports offer better performance than 3rd party (Marvell) 6Gb/s ports.


Crap, how they hell do I switch though? I think it's a software, I can't really reach the back, because it's hidden behind my GPU.
*Update: Reinstalled drivers for intel rapid storage technology, and I think it's the base now, is that good?
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a c 590 G Storage
April 3, 2014 7:14:46 AM

Your current results are good. Leave the SSD on its current port If it's too much trouble to switch.
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