mark501 Posted September 26, 2010 Share Posted September 26, 2010 Hello I just bought a Corsair F60 and installed Windows XP on it. While it's certainly much faster than my mechanical drives I get very low scores on the ATTO benchmark around 130MB/s read and write. http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2121/attolow.th.jpg I'm not sure if I installed it correctly. Couldnt find any instructions on how to install WinXP on the Corsair F-series so I followed a general SSD guide. Anyway here's my installation steps: I plugged in the F60, booted into my existing XP installation. Then I used diskpar ("diskpar -s") to align the drive. Used offset of 128. I made one partition and did a quick NTFS format in disk manager with 4096 bytes allocation. I rebooted and did a clean XP install (slipstreamed SP3) on the F60 (on the existing partition created above) and everything went fine. No problems, updated drivers, Windows etc. The drive feels quick and snappy. The only issue I've noticed besides the abysmal ATTO score is that a few times I gotten a 30s or so delay when opening a program or shutting down the computer etc. Also a few times I've gotten much better ATTO scores around 230-240MB/s read and write: http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/7199/attook.th.jpg But then later when I rebooted the ATTO score returned to ~130MB/s. My motherboard has SATA-II so that shouldnt be a problem. Any help would be very much appreciated thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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