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Do I Have A SATA 1, 2 or 3??????????????

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  • Started 1 year ago by rushunter
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rushunter
Posts: 135

To try to find out what my SATA was I ran the tests using Crystal Disk Mark X64.exe and here are the results:

Seq Read: 484.3
Seq Write: 104.8
512K Read: 375.5
512K Write: 98.81
4K Read: 19.42
4K Write: 2.988
4KQD32 Read: 297.8
4KQD32 Write: 98.48

I don’t have a clue what these numbers mean but do I have a SATA 1, 2 or 3 Controller?

Thanks.

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ispalten
ispalten
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Two things determine the speed, the interface/controller and the device.

Even if these are mismatched, you'll run at the slowest speed. SATA speeds are listed as I (1.5Gbs), II (3.0Gbs) and III (6.0Gbs).

A program like Belarc Advisor will show you the CHIPSET for SATA and from that you can Google that and find the max. it will run at. Next look at the drives and see what they will run at max. (but they can run lower).

Numbers alone are meaningless as they depend on the drive, bus speed, and CPU load.

Irv S.

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ispalten
ispalten
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From you numbers I'd guess SATA III, but some numbers look really odd?

My Crystal Mark readings on my SDD SATA II drive :

==================
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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 231.935 MB/s
Sequential Write : 60.046 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 215.628 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 55.632 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 16.284 MB/s [ 3975.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 54.085 MB/s [ 13204.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 76.291 MB/s [ 18625.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 56.633 MB/s [ 13826.4 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [C: 42.8% (45.9/107.1 GB)] (x1)
Date : 2012/05/10 12:37:17
OS : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)
====================

Your 4K Write is REALLY off, typo???

Irv S.

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rushunter
Posts: 135

I did another check and the results were very similar.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755-S5350 Laptop with 8gb RAM using a Crucial M4 64gb SSD.

Intel Pentium chip:

Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Was the HD aligned before the fresh Install ???

What is the Firmware Version of the M4 SSD ???

Rick P.

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rushunter
Posts: 135

I did the math and the partition is properly aligned. My version is 000F.

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whs
whs
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Here are my M4 nums for comparison.

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Was looking for where you could download [ Bench32 ] program and run a benchmark test.

As IRV said and from WHS posting, there is something off.

Rick P.

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rushunter
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AS SSD Scores
Read Write
Seq 502.23 106.69
4K 18.61 2.79
4K-64-Thrd243.13 71.88
AccTime 0.159 1.497
Score 312 85
543

I used AS SSD and got these readings. In both programs, CrystalMark and AS SSD the 4K write score was similar: 2.988 and 2.79.

Could the SSD be bad? It's only a month old.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Download Bench32 HERE
http://www.techpowerup.com/dow.....irrors.php

Unzip, Run and Post Picture.

Rick P.

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rushunter
Posts: 135

While I'm running it now,please explain how I post the results.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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CREDIT GIVEN TO HTG MEMBER WHS

CREDIT GIVEN TO HTG MEMBER WHS

http://photobucket.com/

Rick P.

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rushunter
Posts: 135

Is there a any other way?

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rushunter
Posts: 135

Your 4 shows 104971 and mine shows 8861???

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Rus,

You have been a member for two years now.

Give me a hand on what you are saying.

I would RMA the SSD.

Rick P.

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rushunter
Posts: 135

I guess I'm just a lazy old fart. I didn't want to have to download another file, install it and have to learn how to use it. I thought if I pasted the results from a word document it would be enough.

I'll call tomorrow and arrange to RMA the SSD. Thanks for you help, Rick. I really do appreciate it.

Rus

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Rus,

I really haven't done anything but from just looking at the WHOLE topic thread, appears there is something wrong with that SSD.

If you download and run Bench32 as I posted link above, your scores should be just about
the SAME as WHS ATTO Picture above.

http://www.techpowerup.com/dow.....irrors.php Download Link for BENCH32

If not, then the SSD is bad.

Rick P.

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rushunter
Posts: 135

With so many tips/hints/tweaks to set up an SSD I disabled the Write Cache on my SSD. When I enabled it here’s the new readings:

K4

ATTO= Write 108068.

CrystalMark= Write 45.31

AS SSD K4= Write 40.62

It appears the SSD is OK. So much for all the various tweaks!!!!!

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ispalten
ispalten
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Write caching is a performance improvement and a possible cause of data loss.

Basically, what it is is a delayed write. The device (disk) gets the data to write from the OS/program and then does one of 2 things. IF, and that is a big IF, the data is small enough to be held in the devices cache (some of it might be written before all the data is received) the device returns a ZERO return code to the OS (and of course to the program) as soon as the last byte is in the cache, basically instantly. Large amount of data, like a save of a complete data base takes longer of course as the cache would be smaller than the database to be written.

Turn that OFF, as you did, the device doesn't return the return code until the last byte is actually written. Of course this will take longer.

Why is this caching on 'dangerous'? Because in the case of a power failure the data might not be written as it was held in cache and not on the media. Depending on disk activity (like heavy data reading) that delay can be 'long'. Very RARE this would happen, but it could theoretically.

Want to be absolutely safe, you turn caching off. There is also the case of 'something' going wrong in the write, but the device can't report this to the program, but again, very rare this would occur.

Irv S.

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rushunter
Posts: 135

Your 4K Write is REALLY off, typo???

Irv S.

What I'm "hearing" is that even with my Write Cache turned off I should still have a higher number than I'm getting.

My Crucial M4 SSD must be bad and I need to RMA it.

Irv, do you agree?

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