5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 11, 2011 12:34 AM by redux

    X25-V SATA SLOWER THAN 1TB WD NEED HELP

    rburns

      Hi,

       

      I installed my X25-v a week ago.

      I followed the instruction and did the migration from the WD 1TB to the SSD drive.

      The windows experience went from 6.1 with the wd to 5.9 with the SSD drive?

       

      When I open the tool box I see the first drive Intel SSD 37.2 GB

      Second the WDC 931.5 GB

      The third G: intel  0 GB  why is there a G: with zero GB

      TreeSize shows it as a system Reserved (system volume information [Access is denied]

       

      Just about everytime I run a program I get a error message I am running out of disk space.

      The drive is 37.2 GB and I am useing 21 gigs total on the SSD drive.

       

      What did I do wrong if anything and how can I fix this.

      I ran the tools in the toolbox everything runs fine.

       

      How do I get rid of the system reserved.

       

      Thank you

       

       

       

        • 1. Re: X25-V SATA SLOWER THAN 1TB WD NEED HELP
          DuckieHo

          Something probably went wrong in the migration... How were the drives connected (what controllers)?

           

          Can you try it again?

           

          Ttry running ATTO or AS SSD Benchmark instead to check performance.  You can also try running "winsat disk" on a command prompt to get some benchmarks.

          • 2. Re: X25-V SATA SLOWER THAN 1TB WD NEED HELP
            parsec

            Besides the things Duckie mentioned, is your SATA interface in AHCI mode rather than IDE?  Changing to AHCI might help somewhat with it's speed, but takes a little more work than just changing the SATA mode to AHCI in the BIOS.

             

            Also, according to the specs and tests I've seen on the X25-V 40GB SSD, it has a rather low sequential write speed, 35MB/s, which could be lower than your HDD's write speed, thus the lower Window Experience score.  As Duckie suggested, you can download AS SSD Benchmark (free) and test your SSD with that.

             

            Your problem with the extra volume is odd, I've never used the migration tool so I can't comment on that.

            • 3. Re: X25-V SATA SLOWER THAN 1TB WD NEED HELP

              Hi,

               

              The mode was set to AHCI in the BIOS.

              This ssd drive is just slow all around.

              But it has not crashed yet like the c300's do.

              • 4. Re: X25-V SATA SLOWER THAN 1TB WD NEED HELP
                parsec

                Well, the sequential read speed of the X25-V is likely slower than the C-300, but should be at least comparable to your HDD, and the X-25V's IOP performance should be better than any HDD.  But you can subjectively tell how fast your PC is, and if it seems slower than your other drives, that is a shame.

                 

                Did you verify that you are using an AHCI driver, since setting the SATA mode to AHCI is not enough to be operating in that mode.  In Device Manager, check the driver of the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, which must be msahci or iaStor in you loaded the Intel RST driver.

                 

                You mentioned that the C-300 SSD crashed?  How did it fail, just stopped working or what, I'm just curious.

                • 5. Re: X25-V SATA SLOWER THAN 1TB WD NEED HELP
                  redux

                  For space saving tips have a look at post 5 in this thread: http://communities.intel.com/message/115253#115253

                   

                  In particular if you have a lot of RAM and use hibernation you will struggle on a 40GB drive.

                   

                  I’d be inclined to do a secure ease and a new install. If the drive does not then show a significant improvement in performance something is wrong, but it will be easier to narrow it down once you have done the above.

                   

                  If you do a fresh install disconnect all other drives until the installation is complete