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SSD Slowdown

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February 16, 2012 6:40:33 PM

About a week ago(on feb 10th), I built a new system with a Patriot Pyro 120g SSD. When I installed windows, after enabling trim support, my WEI scores were all 7.9, with the exception of my CPU, which was a 7.6. After having some issues with my video card, I RMA'd it and replaced it with a slightly higher performance card. When I reran the WEI benchmark, the score for my hard drive fell to 7.7.

Using ATTO HD benchmark, I'm still reaching 550mb/s read, and about 520mb/sec write speeds, but I'm wondering what could have caused the windows performance of my SSD to drop, or am I being paranoid and should just ignore it.

The drive hasn't been defragmented, has 92.5/111 formatted gigs free space, and I've set any temp files to go to my data drive to save excess writing on the SSD.

Here are the complete system specs: i5 2500k oc'd to 4500, Asus p8z68 V LE mobo, Patriot Pyro 120g SSD boot drive, 500g Seagate barracude 6.0g/s data drive, Antec HCG 750 PSU, G Skill 1.5v 9-9-9-24 1600 ram, GTX 570 Supeclocked video card(replaced a gtx 560ti 448 core).

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February 16, 2012 6:43:28 PM

I really wouldn't be to concerned about the WEI score. Which drive did you upgrade to? Maybe it doesn't handle uncompressed data as well and thats why your score dropped
February 16, 2012 6:46:24 PM

I upgraded the video card, not the hard drive. The drives I have in the system are a 120gb Patriot Pyro boot drive, and 500gb Seagate Barracuda 6.0gb/s data drive.
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February 16, 2012 6:49:25 PM

jnlp31 said:
I upgraded the video card, not the hard drive. The drives I have in the system are a 120gb Patriot Pyro boot drive, and 500gb Seagate Barracuda 6.0gb/s data drive.



Oh sorry I had misread the post. If your getting the same benchmark speeds I would not be to concerned with what WEI is saying. Do you have TRIM enabled. It should be automatically but sometimes it doesn't.
February 16, 2012 7:13:08 PM

What is the IOPS of the drive? A high IOPS means it takes a while (in terms of CPU speed) for the drive to find the data.
February 16, 2012 7:20:23 PM

up to 85k according to specs.
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