1 Reply Latest reply on May 31, 2009 3:08 PM by JohnWinner

    X25-M performance issue in Windows 7

    JohnWinner

      I installed Windows 7 on my brand new X25-M, everything went smoothly.
      I tried to run ATTO disk benchmark to make sure the drive was performing as expected but I was shocked to see reading speed of 140-150MB/s.
      Then I plugged back my old HD as primary and the X25-M as secondary, booted under XP, it detected the drive, ran the same becnhmark and I got 250-258MB/s reading speed!
      Because I can get the expected performance under XP I am 100% sure my bios and cable settings are correct. I tried to update the chipset drivers under Win 7 but it still performs poorly.
      Then I though Win7 was operating my drive as a SATA 1 device but when I turned off Write Caching I could reach 170MB/s reading speed which is a little more than the SATA 1 interface limit.
      I am now clueless.
      Any help greatly appreciated.

       

      OS: Windows 7 RC 7100
      Motherboard: Asus P5B-VM (Intel G965 chipset)
      Drive: X25-M (firmware 8820)

        • 1. Re: X25-M performance issue in Windows 7
          JohnWinner

          **** Update ****

           

          I decided to take a bet and to buy a new motherboard (P5E-VM with a ICH9R chipset) in the hope to solve the problem. It worked! I can now reach the expected fast read speed (250-260MB/s). One could think that it doesn't make a real difference in daily usage but its wrong! I can feel that everything is a little bit faster!

           

          PS: Why not just go back with XP you may ask? After a few days with Win7 I could not go back with XP, it seemed suddenly very old and patched!