Your 4k and access times are suboptimal but if you would notice that in real life is debatable. What mobo are you using?
ASUS notebook G73JH - Mobo H55M
core i7, ati hd 5870m, 8gb ddr3 ram
4K: R:13 W:19
4K64: R:143 W:65
Time: 0.113 / 0.185
other than my 4k these numbers are some of the best i have seen
Those results are not abnormal for a notebook/ laptop. If you put the drive in a workstation you would see an increase in the access time and 4k speeds.
Your access times of 0.113 / 0.185 should be in the order of 0.057 and 0.084. For some reason your notebook is adding latency which is effecting your access and 4k times.
hmm ok. any ideas what could cause a increased latency?
what if i changed allocation to 64K instead of 4k
and could i use something like acronis disk director to do this without formatting, or would this ruin ssd?
More than likely there is nothing you can do, apart from hassle ASUS and look for driver/ bios/ firmware updates. Changing the block size will not help. Whilst it is no doubt annoying that your ssd is not working optimally the difference is not something you will really notice outside of a benchmark.
thanks redux. i booted in safe mode and ran it again and the 4k went twice as good. 20/50
so it must be a driver thing
at least my ssd is working ok
what if the allocation units are offset. could this cause this latency?
if so and in general anyway, how do i completley wipe the ssd + recovery partition in order to set the alignment perfect on a fresh install. last fresh install i did the alignment is a liiiitle off.
Just a quick sanity check:
Intel does not make a 60GB X-25M G2. I assume you meant to type 80GB -- correct?