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trparky
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Re: Suggestion on a decently priced 256 GB SSD?

Can I use a wire rated for SATA1/2 for SATA3?


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Desktop SSD
And now for some benchmarks...


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yes


FizzyMyNizzy

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said by trparky:

And now for some benchmarks...

You put it in your laptop? or desktop? If you put it in your desktop. I thought you said your desktop has SATA III ports.


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said by FizzyMyNizzy:

You put it in your laptop? or desktop? If you put it in your desktop. I thought you said your desktop has SATA III ports.

Yes, the desktop does have SATA3 ports. Why? What's wrong?
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said by trparky:

said by FizzyMyNizzy:

You put it in your laptop? or desktop? If you put it in your desktop. I thought you said your desktop has SATA III ports.

Yes, the desktop does have SATA3 ports. Why? What's wrong?

Can you download this ATTO 2.47 and use this benchmark:
»www.softpedia.com/progDownload/A···293.html

just run the .exe and then hit start. It will do the test. Once you are done. Please take a picture and post it here.

Exp:


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Ok...


FizzyMyNizzy

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Odd... did you format it funny? and AHCI on?

You should be getting these result:


Did you do a full format? or was it quick? Also, did you use some kind of back up software? clone software?


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Yes, AHCI is enabled on the controller. No, I didn't format it weird.


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said by trparky:

Yes, AHCI is enabled on the controller. No, I didn't format it weird.

Next try this: »whirlpool.net.au/wiki/checking_ssd_alignment

quote:
Checking SSD Partition Alignment

To check the alignment of your SSD's partition, it is quite simple.

In windows 7, run msinfo32 by typing it into the search box on your start menu and hitting enter.

click on: components => storage => disks

Look for your SSD and check the partition starting offset.

It needs to be divisible by 4096 (ie return a whole number when you divide by this) otherwise the alignment is not correct.
exp:


59914579968 / 4096 = 14627583
60019437568 / 4096 = 14653183
Since it is a whole number. The alignment is right.


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Partition Starting Offset 1,048,576 bytes
1,048,576 / 4,096 = 256


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Size 223.57 GB (240,054,796,800 bytes)
58607128.125


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said by trparky:

Size 223.57 GB (240,054,796,800 bytes)
58607128.125

I wonder does koitsu knows how to fix alignment for ssd.

The way i know how to do it was to use ultimate boot cd, doing a hot swap, to do a low level format.
»www.ultimatebootcd.com/
HDDerase, secure erase, then low level format. Should be an youtube video... oh and try at you own risk.

And yea your ssd could be super faster. Just your alignment is wrong.

»lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure···formance
i'm not sure can windows full format fix it.


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According to this program, it's aligned.


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The only thing that I can think of is that the SATA controller is crappy. It's a Marvell 9123 on-board SATA3 controller that's on my ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard.

The driver is from 3/17/2010, the version is 1.0.0.1036, the Digital Signer is Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher, and the manufacturer is Marvell Inc.
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FizzyMyNizzy

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Did you use full format using windows?


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Yes, I did. The first format I did ended up being bad but that's a funny story. I first installed Windows on the SSD with my HDDs plugged in, big mistake. It ended up putting the boot loader on another disk which resulted in my SSD being unbootable.

So, I pulled the HDD power wires and then reinstalled Windows but before I did that I made sure to delete the existing partition so as to make it so that Windows saw the drive as uninitialized (no partition on the drive). I then told it to install to the free space. And here I am.
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FizzyMyNizzy

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Because msinfo32 is telling us your ssd alignment isnt right. Atto is telling us the speed isnt up to where it should be.

Up to you do you want to follow lifehacker site using gpart.


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Then why would the Acronis tool be saying that it's aligned right?


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What is going on here?
What is going on here? Why that 100 MB of space at the beginning of the drive?


FizzyMyNizzy

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That 100mb is normal. M$ system reserved


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I also checked some other things too.


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C:\Users\Tom>wmic partition get BlockSize, StartingOffset, Name, Index
BlockSize Index Name StartingOffset
512 0 Disk #0, Partition #0 1048576
512 1 Disk #0, Partition #1 105906176
512 2 Disk #0, Partition #2 524289048576
512 0 Disk #1, Partition #0 1048576
512 0 Disk #2, Partition #0 1048576
512 0 Disk #3, Partition #0 1048576
512 1 Disk #3, Partition #1 105906176
512 0 Disk #4, Partition #0 0


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1,048,576 / 4,096 = 256
105,906,176 / 4,096 = 25856


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Size 223.57 GB (240,054,796,800 bytes)
58607128.125

This number here is telling us it isnt align right. Up to you if you want to follow lifehacker site. Hopefully it will fix it and you get back you speed.


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Then why all the other conflicting data?


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What scares me about doing the tutorial on LifeHacker is that it makes no mention about how to handle the 100 MB empty boot partition. I'm afraid I'm going to f**k something up if I follow that.

Some forum said to use a product called AOMEI Partition Assistant Home Edition to align the partitions but I can't find the function in the program.
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And another program telling me that the partition is aligned properly.

You're telling me one thing, these programs are telling me another. Who am I to believe?!?!


FizzyMyNizzy

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Maybe we should leave it alone. If it isnt broken dont fix it. =D


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Unless it's my SATA controller that sucks.