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May 20, 2011 4:38:37 AM

Hey wanted to know if I've correctly set up my new drive.

Its a 120GB Intel 320 Series.

It is on SATA2 3Gb/s and AHCI mode, TRIM is also enabled.

Did a benchmark and wanted to know if this numers are good.


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May 21, 2011 6:55:10 PM

Pretty good so far. Have you optimized Windows 7 for optimal performance with a solid state drive? Did you use the Intel SSD Toolbox?
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May 28, 2011 12:16:24 AM

How do I optimize Win 7? I've already changed some registry values to enable ACHI mode to use TRIM.

Used Intel SSD Toolbox once said everything was good. But could'd use it last time. Every time i try to select my SSD says refreshing and everything is greyed out. Maybe some kind of problem with my nforce drivers?

Have a M3N78-VM by the way. Should I use other drivers or keep nvidias.

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JohnnyLucky said:
Pretty good so far. Have you optimized Windows 7 for optimal performance with a solid state drive? Did you use the Intel SSD Toolbox?

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May 28, 2011 3:52:03 AM

Thank you very much!!!

I'll take a look at the articles, still have a problem with intel ssd toolbox, but i'll take my time to delete drivers, try new ones, whatever till it works.

When I have news and results i'll post them.

Thank you for your time.



JohnnyLucky said:
Here is a link to the optimization guides:

http://thessdreview.com/category/ssd-guides/optimizatio...

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May 28, 2011 5:11:40 AM

Well it took me a while to figure out how to get back to the old Standard ACHI drivers. nForce ones kept crawling back in. Sometimes I love/hate nvidia.

This are the results. Now with Crystaldisk

Standard ACHI Drivers:

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 241.914 MB/s
Sequential Write : 131.466 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 164.898 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 132.753 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 11.846 MB/s [ 2892.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 10.406 MB/s [ 2540.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 139.079 MB/s [ 33954.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 71.052 MB/s [ 17346.7 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 18.8% (21.0/111.7 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2011/05/28 1:54:39
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)


nForce Drivers:

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 253.126 MB/s
Sequential Write : 132.346 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 164.435 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 130.789 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 8.408 MB/s [ 2052.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 8.817 MB/s [ 2152.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 116.667 MB/s [ 28483.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 68.088 MB/s [ 16623.0 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 18.8% (21.0/111.7 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2011/05/28 2:04:29
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)


With the standard drivers I can run Intel SSD Toolbox, with nForce not. Intel SSD Toolbox seems to be important, and there isn't too much difference between these two drivers regarding performance.

Which ones should I keep??



JohnnyLucky said:
Here is a link to the optimization guides:

http://thessdreview.com/category/ssd-guides/optimizatio...

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May 28, 2011 7:20:25 PM

Your results are normal, don't worry so much about benchmarks. You really won't notice a difference between either set of drivers. Hell you can buy a whole other SSD and the difference would be negligible :) 
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June 7, 2011 12:52:21 AM

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