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Slow running Samsung 128 gb SSD install and large reduction in WEI

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July 17, 2012 1:43:33 AM

Hello all,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1121

I3 330 processor
8gb RAM (successfully upgraded)
previous 250 GB HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Previous WEI of 3.7

I just installed a Samsung 830 128 GB SSD and did a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit. I used Double Driver as recommended to transfer drivers, loaded Windows 7 on USB flash drive using Microsoft USb software.

The upgrade went smooth. Just as it was described online in the forums here. I plugged in the Samsung SSD, plugged in the bootable USB for Windows 7, installed fine, set up, reloaded the double driver files.

Computer started running hot and the fan was running nonstop almost. I downloaded the samsung magician management software, it corrected a number of things in BIOS, this helped with the fan and heat.

But the computer overall is not much different than before the upgrade, even slower waking up from sleep mode than the HDD.

I ran AS SSD, posted here:

AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4237.30508
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Name: SAMSUNG SSD 830 Series
Firmware: CXM0
Controller: iaStor
Offset: 103424 K - OK
Size: 119.24 GB
Date: 7/16/2012 9:39:08 PM
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Sequential:
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Read: 219.68 MB/s
Write: 201.27 MB/s
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4K:
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Read: 12.09 MB/s
Write: 18.83 MB/s
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4K-64Threads:
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Read: 171.27 MB/s
Write: 85.42 MB/s
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Access Times:
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Read: 0.223 ms
Write: 0.172 ms
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Score:
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Read: 205
Write: 124
Total: 437
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Also, my WEI is now down to a 2.3

I appreciate anyones help, I am not a complete novice, but definitley haven't done this before...
Thanks
a b $ Windows 7
a b G Storage
July 17, 2012 2:25:51 AM

In sleep mode most the data was stored in the memory not the hdd,

Looking the benchmark (never tried AS) 4k speed seem contrast with other,....

for WEI usualy ssd will hover around 7.6-7.8

have u tried with another cables/port
a b $ Windows 7
a b Ô Samsung
a c 504 G Storage
July 17, 2012 2:55:29 AM

Your laptop only has SATA 2 (3Gb/s) ports so your AS-SSD benchmark results appear to be normal.

In BIOS do you have the option to change the SATA mode to AHCI?
If so, that will improve your performance.

In Control Panel go to Advanced Tools, clear your WEI score and re-run the test.
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