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Old 10-06-2010, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Just got my first ssd...

So i just received my first ssd, an OCZ vertex 2 and i was pretty excited to try it out. So i popped it in and put windows 7 on it then did all the tweaks like turning prefetch off etc. I then decided to try a benchmark so i downloaded the trial of hd tune and ran it. The results were pretty disappointing, first of all it spikes like crazy during the test, by about 100MB/s. Also my average read came out a lot lower than what I've seen in reviews (181MB/s). When i installed it i found out my motherboard doesn't support AHCI and i had read beforehand that ssd's perform better on that so i was expecting it to be a little lower than the reviews i read. But by about 50MB/s? Is it really that bad to be running on IDE instead?

Edit: Just wanted to add that i just ran crystaldiskinfo and the health status is only at 74%, could i have a faulty drive?
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Just got my first ssd...

Yeah, a lot of them aren't as fast as advertised. I think the only ones that preform like they are supposed to are the Intel ones that cost a pretty penny. I've seen where the OCZ ones aren't all that fast.
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The speed isn't bothering me as much as the huge spikes it gets while doing the benchmark. I've been reading some other forum posts about this and someone actually bought a second drive to test it and got much better results. I'm starting to think i got a bad drive.
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