Worried about my new solid state drive


it is a mushkin enhanced chronos (non deluxe version) 120 on a sata 2 port on a b570 laptop

and this is a my hdtune benchmark after windows and updates

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  1. Second link is broken...what exactly are you worried about?
  2. Nothing wrong that I can see for a SATA 3GB connection http://s1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff469/dane332/?action=view&current=Capture.png
    Controller is set to ACHI in BIOS?
  3. Run AS SSD (just open it, do not need to run the benchmarks) look at upper left and report what the driver is.
    It will also show if the partition is aligned, Firmware version (which should be the latest).
    Also verify that your laptop has the latest Bios firmware ver.

    If Intel based chipset, best driver is iaSTor, followed by msahci. If it shows pcide = BAD - that will tell all. - Links do not work, an I did NOT look up your specific Laptop.

    Added, Looking at the link rolli59 posted, Too good to be a "pcide" problem.
    I personnally prefer the AS SSD benchmarks, even though they will be lower than "advertised" Sequencial performance.
  4. Thanks for the quick reply guys this is why i love toms hardware.

    this drive does have the latest firmware,
    ahci is enabled
    motherboard bios is the latest
    trim is enabled
    disk defragmentation is off
    yea i've done all of those tweaks above

    also i'm sorry about the broken link

    AS SSD

    iastore = ok
    and shows my alignment is ok

    i was just worried about that major dip at the beginning(and a little after) of the hd tune benchmark

    i do not want my ssd to die on me
  5. I don't think there is anything to worry about, I have seen dips like that before.
  6. Gotcha thanks!
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