Slow SSD Scores What am I doing wrong?
I noticed Windows wasn't copying as fast as it should be, so I decided to check the speeds of my SSDs. I think they are slower than they should be and was hoping for some advice on how to speed them up.

ACHI is enabled and my motherboard has two SATA 3 controllers, one Intel and one AS Media. I've tried both to make sure it wasn't something with the controller. Write caching is also enabled on both drives.

I took the screen shots with the drives attached to the AS Media controller, but the Intel scores were the same.
OCZ Agility 3 Crystal Mark:
[img]http://bryceapps.com/Files/Junk/HD/CM_C_AS_Media.jpg[/img]
OCZ Agility 3 AS SSD scores:
[img]http://bryceapps.com/Files/Junk/HD/AS_SSD_C_AS_Media.jpg[/img]

I tested with my Force 3 as well just to make sure it wasn't the drive:
[img]http://bryceapps.com/Files/Junk/HD/AS_SSD_D.jpg[/img]

Can't figure out what is going on... Probably user error.
I noticed Windows wasn't copying as fast as it should be, so I decided to check the speeds of my SSDs. I think they are slower than they should be and was hoping for some advice on how to speed them up.



ACHI is enabled and my motherboard has two SATA 3 controllers, one Intel and one AS Media. I've tried both to make sure it wasn't something with the controller. Write caching is also enabled on both drives.



I took the screen shots with the drives attached to the AS Media controller, but the Intel scores were the same.

OCZ Agility 3 Crystal Mark:

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OCZ Agility 3 AS SSD scores:

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I tested with my Force 3 as well just to make sure it wasn't the drive:

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Can't figure out what is going on... Probably user error.

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79
CPU: Sandy Bridge-E i7-3930k @ 4.8ghz
Cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull config 4x120mm
RAM: 32GB(8x4) GeIL EVO Corsa 2400mhz (PC3 19200)
GPUs: 3x GTX 680 2GB 3 Way SLI
Main Displays: 24" Dell U2410 IPS Ultrasharp and 2x 24" Dell 2407WFP-HC Ultrasharps (6040x1200 2D surround)
Accessory Display: 21.5" Asus VS229H-P IPS 1920x1080
HDs: OS: 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD; Games: 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD; Apps: 128GB Crucial M225 SSD; Storage: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

#1
Posted 04/11/2012 07:35 PM   
Seems you have a similar setup to me.

Personally I disable the ASMedia controller and just use the Intel one. I also have AHCI on. No other special config within the BIOS.

(Single OCZ Vertex 3 120GB)

[img]http://i44.tinypic.com/o6acfo.png[/img]
Seems you have a similar setup to me.



Personally I disable the ASMedia controller and just use the Intel one. I also have AHCI on. No other special config within the BIOS.



(Single OCZ Vertex 3 120GB)



Image
I disabled the AS Media controller in BIOS and connected them to the Intel controller... still the same thing.
I disabled the AS Media controller in BIOS and connected them to the Intel controller... still the same thing.

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79
CPU: Sandy Bridge-E i7-3930k @ 4.8ghz
Cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull config 4x120mm
RAM: 32GB(8x4) GeIL EVO Corsa 2400mhz (PC3 19200)
GPUs: 3x GTX 680 2GB 3 Way SLI
Main Displays: 24" Dell U2410 IPS Ultrasharp and 2x 24" Dell 2407WFP-HC Ultrasharps (6040x1200 2D surround)
Accessory Display: 21.5" Asus VS229H-P IPS 1920x1080
HDs: OS: 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD; Games: 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD; Apps: 128GB Crucial M225 SSD; Storage: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

#3
Posted 04/11/2012 09:27 PM   
I did also verify that I'm using 6GB/s cables. When I copy files from my SSD to my RAMDrive (entire BF3 directory 15.5GB) it copies at about 190mb/s in Windows. Does this sound right, or is something wrong?
I did also verify that I'm using 6GB/s cables. When I copy files from my SSD to my RAMDrive (entire BF3 directory 15.5GB) it copies at about 190mb/s in Windows. Does this sound right, or is something wrong?

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79
CPU: Sandy Bridge-E i7-3930k @ 4.8ghz
Cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull config 4x120mm
RAM: 32GB(8x4) GeIL EVO Corsa 2400mhz (PC3 19200)
GPUs: 3x GTX 680 2GB 3 Way SLI
Main Displays: 24" Dell U2410 IPS Ultrasharp and 2x 24" Dell 2407WFP-HC Ultrasharps (6040x1200 2D surround)
Accessory Display: 21.5" Asus VS229H-P IPS 1920x1080
HDs: OS: 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD; Games: 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD; Apps: 128GB Crucial M225 SSD; Storage: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

#4
Posted 04/11/2012 09:51 PM   
Tried ATTO and the scores like fine with it, but CrystalMark and AS SSD still show low scores.
Agility 3
[img]http://bryceapps.com/Files/Junk/HD/ATTO_C.jpg[/img]
Force 3
[img]http://bryceapps.com/Files/Junk/HD/ATTO_D.jpg[/img]

If I change the Test Data to 0 Fill or 1 Fill then the scores look fine, but Default (Random) scores low.
Tried ATTO and the scores like fine with it, but CrystalMark and AS SSD still show low scores.

Agility 3

Image

Force 3

Image



If I change the Test Data to 0 Fill or 1 Fill then the scores look fine, but Default (Random) scores low.

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W
Mobo: Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79
CPU: Sandy Bridge-E i7-3930k @ 4.8ghz
Cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull config 4x120mm
RAM: 32GB(8x4) GeIL EVO Corsa 2400mhz (PC3 19200)
GPUs: 3x GTX 680 2GB 3 Way SLI
Main Displays: 24" Dell U2410 IPS Ultrasharp and 2x 24" Dell 2407WFP-HC Ultrasharps (6040x1200 2D surround)
Accessory Display: 21.5" Asus VS229H-P IPS 1920x1080
HDs: OS: 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD; Games: 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD; Apps: 128GB Crucial M225 SSD; Storage: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

#5
Posted 04/12/2012 09:06 AM   
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='11 April 2012 - 04:53 PM' timestamp='1334177633' post='1395019']
Seems you have a similar setup to me.

Personally I disable the ASMedia controller and just use the Intel one. I also have AHCI on. No other special config within the BIOS.

(Single OCZ Vertex 3 120GB)

[img]http://i44.tinypic.com/o6acfo.png[/img]
[/quote]


How do you get your normal 4K scores so high?

I have my drive Crucial M4 in a intel sata 3 port with newest firmware, this pic is with older firmware same scores

[img]http://i44.tinypic.com/xf8028.png[/img]

PC specs below if it helps.

I got another M4 I shall toss into Raid0 soon and try, I know raid won't boost 4k speeds much tho.
[quote name='-{RaptoR}-' date='11 April 2012 - 04:53 PM' timestamp='1334177633' post='1395019']

Seems you have a similar setup to me.



Personally I disable the ASMedia controller and just use the Intel one. I also have AHCI on. No other special config within the BIOS.



(Single OCZ Vertex 3 120GB)



Image







How do you get your normal 4K scores so high?



I have my drive Crucial M4 in a intel sata 3 port with newest firmware, this pic is with older firmware same scores



Image



PC specs below if it helps.



I got another M4 I shall toss into Raid0 soon and try, I know raid won't boost 4k speeds much tho.

Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Case

ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3

i7-2600k @ 4.4 GHz

Corsair H60 in Push/Pull

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24

2 Zotac GTX 580s in SLI

Crucial M4 128GB SSD for OS

Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200 RPM HDD

PSU Corsair HX 1050W

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium

Monitor Dell UltraSharp U2410 (1920x1200)

#6
Posted 04/12/2012 01:58 PM   
[quote name='Tyrdstorm' date='12 April 2012 - 11:06 AM' timestamp='1334221575' post='1395225']
If I change the Test Data to 0 Fill or 1 Fill then the scores look fine, but Default (Random) scores low.
[/quote]

these are drives with sandforce controllers in them, which use on-the-fly data compression, to reduce unnecessary writes and to achieve those high syntthetic benchmark scores. however this only works with highly compressible data (all 1's or all 0's, for example). realy life data is not so much compressible, so actual results are much slower then those from the synthetic benches. the random data is not compressible at all, so it gives the lowest write speeds.
x79 had (or still has?) issues with rst drivers, so i hear.
[quote name='Tyrdstorm' date='12 April 2012 - 11:06 AM' timestamp='1334221575' post='1395225']

If I change the Test Data to 0 Fill or 1 Fill then the scores look fine, but Default (Random) scores low.





these are drives with sandforce controllers in them, which use on-the-fly data compression, to reduce unnecessary writes and to achieve those high syntthetic benchmark scores. however this only works with highly compressible data (all 1's or all 0's, for example). realy life data is not so much compressible, so actual results are much slower then those from the synthetic benches. the random data is not compressible at all, so it gives the lowest write speeds.

x79 had (or still has?) issues with rst drivers, so i hear.
#7
Posted 04/12/2012 08:14 PM   
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