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Hi all, I have one question about F80 model

 

I've bought it the other day, and I just realized when I start a few disk speed programs, the read and write in megabytes is drastically lower than 285/275 that says on the box.., programs show between 150-200 mb

 

did I install something wrong, or is there some ssd driver or something?

 

I'm new to all this btw, it's my first ssd disk.

 

In my profile is my computer configuration, btw I use windows 7 64 bit

 

 

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Hi Yellowbeard, and thank you for the reply,

 

I've downloaded ATTO software, and started benchmark,

 

as I see... the speed still isn't the one that says on the box (285/275), it is about 235mb,

did I set something wrong in the atto preferences?, I just used the default settings

 

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5077/atto.jpg

 

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Hi Yellowbeard, and thank you for the reply,

 

I've downloaded ATTO software, and started benchmark,

 

as I see... the speed still isn't the one that says on the box (285/275), it is about 235mb,

did I set something wrong in the atto preferences?, I just used the default settings

 

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5077/atto.jpg

 

thanks

 

My F60 is showing the same after changing laptop. It must be your motherboard limiting the max speeds. After swaping the SSD between laptops it showed 270/285 and on the other it showed 235/240.

 

Can you try using another sata port on another PC and benchmark again?

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what is slowing the whole thing down on my computer?

 

The way that the southbridge is implemented in older Gigabyte boards seems to slow down I/O reads and writes. I don't think those boards were designed for this much performance especially since they were out before SSDs were out at all let alone popular.

 

What's your southbridge, an ICH7? That's probably why. I've seen some old Asus boards run full speed with an ICH7 but Asus boards have better build quality than GB. Corsair has very consistent quality assurance across the same model lines so the chances of a Force drive running below spec are very rare, try the drive in another newer system and I can guarantee you'll see the full speed.

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Intel P45 chipset = ICH10-R.

 

can someone from the technical support team answer my question why is my F80 disk working slower than written on the box

 

it's supposed to work at 285/275, and it's working at 249/235

 

 

Keep in mind that you will not get 285/275 when you are running the operating system on the drive and testing it at the same time. Your speeds look normal for a Force SSD that is also the residence for the OS.

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Keep in mind that you will not get 285/275 when you are running the operating system on the drive and testing it at the same time. Your speeds look normal for a Force SSD that is also the residence for the OS.

 

I disagree, they should not be that low even with an OS as the drive. Unless his drive has been significantly filled or if he's not using TRIM. I'm still going to doubt the build quality of Gigabyte, I've seen too many "below average" SATA results, despite what southbridge he has.

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Hi all, thanks all for fast reply's,

 

ICH... so Yellowbeard figured I have ICH10, since I don't know THAT much about computers, what does that ICH mean, and do I have the good ICH?

 

@Synbios - What is TRIM?... I don't remember ever touching anything called like that :)

 

so synbios disagree's with yellowbeard... who's right in this whole story... is this all lower because there's a system running in the background or something else?

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Yeah it's definitely lower because your system is running in the background, but I don't think they should be that low. ICH 10 is one of the newest Intel southbridges, I had mistaken your board for an older one because I saw that it was running a Q6600.

 

The ICH 10 should be able to handle it full speed, but my un-professional opinion is that it's poorly implemented in Gigabytes motherboard. Unless you can test the drive in another system, there is no way to prove anything.

 

If you're running win7, you should have TRIM enabled by default so that shouldn't be a problem. You could also try different drivers, microsoft AHCI, intel RST 9.x or intel RST 10.x are all worth trying, they may give you different results as well. But personally I get full speeds with ms ahci.

 

How full is the drive? That could answer all our questions.

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Have you tried any of the steps to restore the performance; Like this?

I would suggest using Accronis to make an 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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