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Is my Corsair CSSD-F120GB2 under performing?


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My new CSSD-F120GB2 seems to be under performing. I am comparing my benchmark results with others that I've read in reviews. It's also my c:\ drive where windows 7 is installed.


My motherboard is the "Big Bang-XPower" (http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=proddesc&prod_no=2064&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=170&cat3_no=645)


It is plugged into one of the "6 SATA 3Gb/s (SATA1~6) ports by Intel® ICH10R"


Other system specs include intel core i7 980x, 12gb of ddr3 1600, seasonic s12d 850watt, gtx 480 zotac amp


I haven't tried using one of the "2 SATA 6Gb/s (SATA7~8) ports by Marvell® 88SE9128" but I will try soon.


For the most part, this is the review I'm using to compare my benchmarks: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1338/4/


My ATTO Disk Benchmark



My AS SSD Benchmark



My CrystalDiskMark



My HD Tach Quick



My HD Tach Long



My Sisoft Sandra Physical Disks Benchmark



My ntfsinfo c:

Version : 3.1

Number Sectors : 0x000000000df617ff

Total Clusters : 0x0000000001bec2ff

Free Clusters : 0x00000000010d9d95

Total Reserved : 0x00000000000007b0

Bytes Per Sector : 512

Bytes Per Cluster : 4096

Bytes Per FileRecord Segment : 1024

Clusters Per FileRecord Segment : 0

Mft Valid Data Length : 0x00000000052c0000

Mft Start Lcn : 0x00000000000c0000

Mft2 Start Lcn : 0x0000000000000002

Mft Zone Start : 0x00000000007e1220

Mft Zone End : 0x00000000007ed940




Do I need to format the drive a special way or something? When I installed Windows 7, I just clicked on the drive (it was reported as unpartitioned space at the time), then it created two partitions, a 100meg boot partition, and the rest for data. I didn't set any options for cluster size-do I need to do that?




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Atto is only software that you can "trust" even a little(Speeds will move back and foward little, remember its there is OS in it), others not so much. Even if Corsair have them in trusted list on "SSD FAQ".


Look other brands SSD with SF-controller and you may see the same, broduct own site show screen shot that arent so speedy, like those on review's.


I plugged it into one of the "2 SATA 6Gb/s (SATA7~8) ports by Marvell® 88SE9128" ports, using a sata 6 cable that came with the mobo, and the speeds went down a small amount.
that 1 SSD Speed isnt so fast that Sata 2 driver would go shame and SSD will lose some speed in time.


My 3 F60 (Raid0) writes and reads 700mb+ in Sata 2! Edit:but if one driver can do like 400mb for its own, then Sata 2 lose on speed.

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