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Hi everyone, I new here. I bought a corsair X128 and I run ATTO and CrystalDiskAnalyzer:








Can someone tell me if I get good values?


I have a question, when I installed my operating systems, Windows 7 and Slackware 13 both 64 bits, I turn on TRIM and the other tips from the forum.

With TRIM activated I need to Secure Erase or something to get a good performance? Shouldn't TRIM keep the performance of a SSD driver?

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try this before secure erase option.

right click on my computer and chose properties

then click on device manager then right click on hard disk or disk drive and click on properties and look for option and give a check on "enable writing cache on hard drive." This somehow improve the writing performance.

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So I can assume that my values are lower?

The option is already activated.

Shouldn't TRIM prevent performance louse?

One thing, when I installed my system I run Indilynx Status and detect 99% Life and 80 gigabytes write. Couldn't the process of installing decrease the performance before I could active TRIM?

Or the drive came I some little use from Corsair because of tests?




I so that you use a lot Crystal Disk Info, so this is a screen of my SSD. Is this values normal for a new SSD? Like Read Error Rate = 8, or Initial Bad Block Count = 28?

Simply, I have to questions:


1. - Is TRIM suppose to prevent loss of performance, so I don't need secure erase?

2. - Is my disk fine, or should I worried I thinking in Warranty?


Can someone explain this to me...

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I use windows 7 and slackware 13, both 64 bits.

For both i follow the tips for max performance in SSD. Both have TRIM, AHCI, Windows use NTFS Slackware use EXT4, EXT4 was made thinking in SSD lifetime and performance.

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And you can check with

fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo C:

at command prompt.


I am using 64k - just after thinking, okay and some reading here and there :-) - most of the files are much bigger than 4k, so 4k as standard does not make sense for me, unneeded numbers of access to read a file.

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I would suggest using Accronis to make and image of the drive (if you are using Windows) then use Parted magic to Wipe the drive under tools select Erase Disk and Secure Erase and then, install the drive on the system you will be using it as a second HDD and format it with the QUICK Option Only and 4k Allocation then test it with Atto again to be sure its running properly then delete the partition and image the drive back to its original image and you are done.
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