NickCPC Posted December 10, 2009 Share Posted December 10, 2009 Hi guys, I was lucky enough to get a P64 for my birthday a couple of days back. I installed Win7 x64 on it but something felt a little slow about it - boot times were still ridiculously quick but loading an application was sometimes slow. I verified this with a couple of benchmark tests (HDTach and another one I saw on here somewhere, can't remember the name but it gives speed values in greeny/blue boxes iirc). Although my average read speed was ~110MB/s, write speeds were ~40MB/s, much lower than I was expecting. I followed the guide given here (after reading this) to the letter (only difference being I used Ubuntu 9.10), so managed to completely wipe the drive. I then reinstalled 7 on it and am now running it as my main drive, and the slowness seems to have stopped (I can boot in ~14 seconds from end of BIOS to being able to launch a program which is excellent!) and program launches are much faster. However, I was reading a variety of reviews of the other drives in the P-series and most seem to have average read speeds of <160MB/s and write speeds of <140MB/s. I've just run HDTach again with the following results; - Burst Speed = 128.6MB/s - Random Access = 0.2ms - Average Read = 111.3MB/s Not sure it tells me the average write on HDTach (you can see my screenshot if you know where it should be). http://i47.tinypic.com/3586k4m.jpg Basically I'm a little worried that I'm not getting speeds on par with the P128/P256 even after issuing the "secure erase" command from HDParm. The drive's firmware is the latest one from Samsung/you guys at Corsair according to the label (I don't think an updater has been released yet anyway/no TRIM support?) Should I be worrying? Also, are there any reliable tests which show write speeds too? Just want to hear what people think before I get worried. Cheers, Nick PS Mods - sorry for the size of the image, if you want to make it a clickable text link please feel free to edit. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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