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crucial m225 128gb help needed

Discussion in 'Storage' started by lisburnni, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. lisburnni New Member

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    i recently received a crucial m225 128gb ssd , it came with firmware 1819 installed ,i have installed windows 7 ultimate 64 on this ssd and was not overly impressed with the performace. Today using a back up disk with windows 7 32 bit ultimate on ( IDE mode) , i ran wiper on the ssd twice and rebooted the ssd as my OS drive . i hope im making sense , these are the results i have now ( tests ran consecutavely in the order shown)

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    the board is a GB p35t DQ6 , bios f6 , ssd is plugged into a ich9r port

    now the only thing is i have a raid array set up for critical data , so im running this drive in Raid mode day to day- is on the same ich9r ( wiper was ran in IDE mode as admin) does this matter . most of the numbers are satisfactory , its just the wave form to me should be more linear across the drive or am i wrong in this assumption , sorry for the amateur screen grabs also

    all info,tips, etc are massively welcome

    many thanks

    stephen

    PS , Happy new year
     
  2. lemode

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    You should be using SSDs in AHCI mode. However, even then your write speed will only have a slight increase. Your read may go up a little bit but overall that’s pretty much how Crucial SSDs are supposed to operate. You should be happy for the most part!

    A fellow board member made a suggestion to take a look at the G.Skill Falcon. The 64gb is cheaper than the Crucial 64 and it performed a touch better than what you have shown and I have seen. But neither drive is better than the two I list below…

    Intels (2nd Gen) and/or OCZ Vertex Turbo are the better MLC drives out right now. While the intels have slower write speed, they are definitely the most consistent SSD (in the read department) I’ve tested so far.
     
  3. lisburnni New Member

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    thanks for your reply , the drive has been sent back to the reseller as it started to get very buggy , system lock ups and freezes ,BSODs etc . despite the same OS on my back up drive being 100% with the same hardware etc , they are sending a replacement and if theres still no joy i think il swap it for a pair of velociraptors or similar .

    il post up how i get on

    thanks

    stephen
     
  4. HighEndToys

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    The Falcon is the exact same drive just in a different case and sticker.

    Don't run Intel drivers, stick with the Microsoft drivers.
     
  5. lisburnni New Member

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    so dont use the matrix storage manager then ?

    just use the drivers as part of the windows install?
     
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    The Win 7 MS drivers are the only ones that support TRIM so for right now so stick with them.
     

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