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Kilobyte Kid
GreyHam
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Registered: ‎02-02-2012
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M4 128gb Performance?

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Having replaced a failed ***Edit to remove Crucial competitor*** SSD I am concerned to check that I am getting the right performance from  the above.

 

All seems well but when I compared my AS SSD results with others they look very low.  Any help and advice gratefully accepted.

 

AS SSD Benchmark 1.6.4237.30508
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Name: M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device
Firmware: 0009
Controller: msahci
Offset: 1024 K - OK
Size: 119.24 GB
Date: 02/02/2012 12:30:52
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Sequential:
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Read: 173.38 MB/s
Write: 110.26 MB/s
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4K:
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Read: 14.27 MB/s
Write: 30.21 MB/s
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4K-64Threads:
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Read: 68.30 MB/s
Write: 54.19 MB/s
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Access Times:
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Read: 0.143 ms
Write: 0.201 ms
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Score:
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Read: 100
Write: 95
Total: 249
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By comparison my 500gb HD scores 111mbc read and 108mbs write on Bench 32 test.

Binary Boss
boogeyman
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎01-07-2012
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Re: M4 128gb Performance?

in reply to GreyHam

Stickied troubleshooting.

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD-Knowledge/SSDs-I-m-not-achieving-the-benchmark-sp...

 

Something definately wrong. You should list your system spec's.

Kilobyte Kid
GreyHam
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-02-2012
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Re: M4 128gb Performance?

in reply to boogeyman

Many thansk, what performance results should I expect?

 

Does this help for the spoec?

 

Summary
  Operating System
   MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
  CPU
   Intel Core i5 750  @ 2.67GHz 36 °C
   Lynnfield 45nm Technology
  RAM
   4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (8-8-8-24)
  Motherboard
   ASUSTeK Computer INC. P7P55D-E LX (LGA1156) 37 °C
  Graphics
   SMBX2331 (1600x900@59Hz)
   256MB GeForce 7300 LE (Undefined) 49 °C
  Hard Drives
   488GB Western Digital WDC WD5002AALX-00J37A0 ATA Device (SATA) 35 °C
   125GB M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device (SATA-SSD)
  Optical Drives
   LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S SCSI CdRom Device
   LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165P6S SCSI CdRom Device
  Audio
   VIA High Definition Audio
Operating System
 MS Windows 7 64-bit SP1
 Installation Date: 01 September 2011, 15:06
 Serial Number: YFVFP-3XTWH-4GDRD-7C884-TJ3YQ
  Windows Security Center
   User Account Control (UAC) Enabled
   Notify level 2 - Default
   Firewall Enabled.

 

Is there anywhere that gives an beginners guide to checking an SSD.

 

The article you refer to is great if you kno what Alignement is, and how to check version numbers etc.

 

The SSD boots as SATA 3, and AS SSD shows 00009, Firmware I guess?

 

There seem to be very few hardware engineers who have installed and tuned SSD's, certainly PCW etc cannot help.

JEDEC Jedi
targetbsp
Posts: 7,512
Registered: ‎08-27-2009
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Re: M4 128gb Performance?

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in reply to GreyHam

I would say you have the drive plugged into jmicron sata ports rather than the Intel ports.  You want it in the Intel ports, typically in sata 0 or 1.

 

Your board is sata 2 so your results will still be lower than sata 3 results around here but you should be able to get the sequential read up to about 260mb/sec

 

Your alignment is fine. That's what AS SSD lists as Offset and says is OK.

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GreyHam
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Re: M4 128gb Performance?

in reply to targetbsp

Many thanks, I will ask my "friendly" engineer to try that.  I am sure that the MB is SATA3, when the drive boots it also says SATA 3.

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targetbsp
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Re: M4 128gb Performance?

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in reply to GreyHam

The p55 chipset is sata 2.  You don't get chipset based sata 3 until you reach Intel 6 series boards.

 

Having said that, I see your board has third party marvell sata 3 ports fitted as well as the third party sata 2 jmicrons.

Unfortunately, those marvell ports are to a real sata 3 controller as your jmicron ports are to a real sata 2 controller. :smileysad:

They have a max speed of about 380mb/sec due to bandwidth limitations of the pci express bus they use and have poorer 4k speeds than Intel sata 2 ports which means that in real world use, the intel sata 2 is probably actually faster.  Some people also find the marvell ports unstable.

 

I'd recommend using it on the Intel sata 2 ports with your board.

 

Also, the drive will identify as sata 3 no matter what sata speed it connects at.

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GreyHam
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Re: M4 128gb Performance?

in reply to targetbsp

Thank you very much for the clear and useful information.  If only you were in West Wiltshire I could keep you in full time employment with the "problems" and upgrades to my work PC.

JEDEC Jedi
targetbsp
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Re: M4 128gb Performance?

in reply to GreyHam

Heh. :smileyvery-happy:  No problem!

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lsdmeasasp
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Registered: ‎09-16-2009
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Re: M4 128gb Performance?

in reply to GreyHam

What motherboard are you using, and what controller do you have the drive connected to?  And have you checked to be sure write back cache is enabled?  If it's an Intel board you will get much better results using Intel drivers, you can get them here (Third link)

RST

 

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