8 Replies Latest reply on Mar 12, 2010 7:01 PM by narakunate

    X25-M G2 80GB benchmarks look good?

    momentus

      just got a x25-m g2 drive and first thing was to update firmware then installed the os.

       

      i've read that intel drivers dont support trim yet so i stuck with windows 7 ahci drivers (x64)

       

      i went around google and compared my benchmarks and some of mines seem off..

      i have tried ssd toolbox, as-cleaner. and still the score turns out around 310-330 on AS SSD

       

      does anyone have any suggestions to improve them, particularly the 4k write is about half of everyone else's that I saw

      or do these look good (that I wont notice)?

       

      Thanks!

       

      as-ssd-bench INTEL SSDSA2M080 3.10.2010 4-45-50 PM.png

        • 1. Re: X25-M G2 80GB benchmarks look good?
          NandFlashGuy

          Your sequential read/write numbers look correct.  There are some performance benefits on the 160GB drives vs the 80GB drives.  So keep that in mind for comparison purposes.

          • 2. Re: X25-M G2 80GB benchmarks look good?
            redux

            I’d say those numbers are not so good. The access times seem to be a problem. Have you disabled write cache? If so enable it and you should; see an improvement. Below is a comparison from my 80GB G2.

             

            AS SSD Benchmark 1.2.3506.28865

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            Name: INTEL SSDSA2M080G2GC ATA Device

            Firmware: 2CV102G9

            Interface: IDE

            Size: 74.53 GB

            Date: 25/08/2009 13:01:08

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            Sequential:

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            Read: 255.83 MB/s

            Write: 80.39 MB/s

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            4K:

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            Read: 24.81 MB/s

            Write: 45.00 MB/s

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            4K-64Threads:

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            Read: 151.56 MB/s

            Write: 53.66 MB/s

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            Access Times:

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            Read: 0.066 ms

            Write: 0.084 ms

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            Score:

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            Read: 202

            Write: 107

            Total: 413

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            • 3. Re: X25-M G2 80GB benchmarks look good?
              momentus

              I have enabled it, anything else I should check?

               

              Could it be faulty?

              • 4. Re: X25-M G2 80GB benchmarks look good?
                redux

                I only change the following from a standard Win 7 install:

                Turn off degrag

                Turn off system restore: Free up space and make trim run a lot faster. (I use Win 7 disk image for back up)

                Turn off hibernate: Free up space

                Turn off superfetch

                What mobo are you using? Nvidia and AMD based boards don't seem to be as good as Intel based boards when it comes to ssd.

                • 5. Re: X25-M G2 80GB benchmarks look good?
                  momentus

                  ok, all of that done. first things i did when i installed the os

                   

                  umm the mobo is.. im not sure, since its my laptop. lenovo thinkpad t500, p8600

                   

                  i'm thinking about formatting it and trying it on my desktop, asus p5b-deluxe

                  • 6. Re: X25-M G2 80GB benchmarks look good?
                    Dverez

                    I wouldn`t do anything more. I`ve a laptop too and I`ve similar results.

                    We`re getting these speeds because of the structure of the laptop.

                    You would have better results with the desktop computer.

                     

                    All the best!

                    • 7. Re: X25-M G2 80GB benchmarks look good?
                      momentus

                      oh really?.. I thought it would be a problem

                      I might try it tonight on desktop to see if it really performs the way it should

                       

                      these shouldnt make much of a real world difference, should they? the speeds

                      • 8. Re: X25-M G2 80GB benchmarks look good?
                        narakunate

                        My lenovo thinkpad x200 has never benched below 0.12ms for either read or write access times.  Not sure what to make of it but I'm not going to stress out about it anymore.  I've tweaked W7 to high heaven and back.