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    X80 G2

    Mikehe

      I have a 80 Gig G2 hard drive in win 7 32 and 64 runs like a sata 1 max read speeds is 130, but i also did a fresh install of linux Ubuntu 10.04 and used its disk utility and it reads at 280 whatthe heck is going on with win 7

        • 1. Re: X80 G2
          Mikehe

          anyone, why does linux run it faster and win 7 thinks its a sata 1

          • 2. Re: X80 G2
            Mikehe

            Anyone, I have searched and searched and cant seem to find a solution, is it something i did wrong on install.

            • 3. Re: X80 G2
              cssd_run

              Mikehe,

               

                   I'll try to help you figure out what is going on, but need to know some more information.  What tool are you using to measure performance in Win 7?  Do you have the Intel storage driver(iMSM or RST) loaded?  Do you know what SATA setting you have in BIOS?

               

              Regards,

              Brady (Intel SSD Tech)

              • 4. Re: X80 G2
                Mikehe

                Answers

                1.   The tools are ASD and Crystal Mark

                2. I did fresh instal and used the AHCI 8.0.23 from Acers web site for 64bit win 7 its an Intel Driver

                3. Sata settings in BIOS are set to AHCI

                • 5. Re: X80 G2
                  cssd_run

                  Mikehe,

                   

                       When you say the driver version is 8.0.23, and it is an Intel driver, then this is an older version of driver.  Do you have the iMSM tool loaded?(Check for Intel Matrix Storage Manager folder in Windows programs and open the iMSM console)  If so, please check if drive is operating in SATA I mode only.  Depending on how old the system is, and whether Acer enabled it or not, your PC may only support SATA I mode.  One other thing: do you have any major background activity occuring, like virus scan or network backup or SW encryption, that may be impacting performance?

                   

                  Regards,

                  Brady

                  • 6. Re: X80 G2
                    Mikehe

                    I do not see the iMSM program loaded

                    • 7. Re: X80 G2
                      cssd_run

                      Mikehe,

                       

                           I'd like to confirm that your system is actually running in SATA II mode in Windows.  An easy way to do this is with the iMSM(or now Intel RST - Rapid Storage Technology) console.  There are some other test tools that can tell you what mode your drive is operating in, but if you don't mind updating your Intel storage driver, then I'd recommend updating and installing the user console also.  You can get the latest iMSM(RST) driver and manager console from www.intel.com.

                       

                      http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Chipset+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Rapid+Storage+Technology+(Intel%c2%ae+RST)&ProdId=2101&LineId=1090&FamilyId=40

                       

                      Once there, find the iMSM version of software that will work with your chipset.  I suspect you can use version 8.9, so start there.  Installing this will update your storage driver, so this could potentially alleviate whatever issue you are seeing just by updating the driver.  Be aware that you are updating a driver, so take all the precautions to protect against a potential problem.  If you install the Intel storage console, then I'll direct you to where to look for SATA operation mode.

                       

                      Regards,

                      Brady

                      • 8. Re: X80 G2
                        Mikehe

                        installed what you said and waiting for further instructions.

                        • 9. Re: X80 G2
                          cssd_run

                          Mikehe,

                             

                               Depending on what version of the console you have loaded, the way to check what SATA mode you are operating in is to open the Intel the console by going to Start, then Programs, then open the "Intel Matrix Storage Manager" or "Intel" folder, and then open the executable in that folder.  This should bring up a storage management console.  If it is iMSM console, then go to view pulldown and choose advanced.  If it is Intel RST, then click "Manage" button at top.  Then choose your drive in the list, and look for SATA transfer mode.(You'll need to open "Advanced" for device settings in RST.)  If it says Generation 1, then you're only operating at SATA I speeds, but Gen 2 is of course SATA 2.  If you are operating in SATA 2, then we'll have to discuss more what could be slowing down your performance.

                           

                          Regards,

                          Brady

                          • 10. Re: X80 G2
                            Mikehe

                            Says generation 1

                            • 11. Re: X80 G2
                              cssd_run

                              Mikehe,

                               

                                   Your drive is only running in SATA 1 mode in Windows, so that explains the slower speeds.  Not sure why you are getting 280MB/s in Linux Ubuntu.  What chipset do you have in your system?

                               

                              Regards,

                              Brady

                              • 12. Re: X80 G2
                                Mikehe

                                off the top of my head an Intel chipset Mobile Intel® GS45 Express i think thats what in it

                                • 13. Re: X80 G2
                                  cssd_run

                                  Mikehe,

                                   

                                       I need to know the version of the southbridge(ICH) in that chipset.  Go to device manager and look under system devices.  Then find the entry for the Intel ICH9XX LPC Interface Controller.  For that entry, there should be a 4 character number at the end, like 2920, 2915, or something like that.  Please let me know that number.

                                   

                                  Thanks,

                                  Brady

                                  • 14. Re: X80 G2
                                    Mikehe

                                    ok i will check when i get home, thank you for your efforts.

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