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Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 07-30-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,798
Posted By Serville
Corsair Force3 60GB problem

Chronology:

The Force3 60GB (firmware 5.05 latest) is my Win7 boot drive in laptop. Yesterday I got intensive BSOD, so I decided to restore from TI image backup. The image backup was verified &...
Forum: Power Supplies 05-19-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,956
Posted By Serville
I never said I used a Watt meter to measure the...

I never said I used a Watt meter to measure the +12v rail. It measures the power consumption of my PC , which is about 240W.
I can see the +12v dropping from the Toverclocker utility from Biostar...
Forum: Power Supplies 05-19-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,956
Posted By Serville
I mean watt meter (or kill-a-watt), to measure...

I mean watt meter (or kill-a-watt), to measure how many watts an electrical device actually consumes/draw from the wall.
Forum: Power Supplies 05-18-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,956
Posted By Serville
Cs750m

Just bought CS750M last week, and frankly I feel a little disappointed with the +12v regulation.
My system is currently only using 240W under full CPU load according to my Wattmeter, and the +12v...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 05-18-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,480
Posted By Serville
SSD & partition

What if I divide my SSD into 2 partitions, but different use will expose 1 partition to much more intensive writing daily (like a scratch drive) & the other partition willl involve much more...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 02-24-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,533
Posted By Serville
Maybe you're just unlucky. I have Force 3 60GB...

Maybe you're just unlucky.
I have Force 3 60GB running for 19 months.
Work Time: 5328 hours
Host Write: 4000 GB (4 TB)
and it is still running fine.
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 02-24-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,768
Posted By Serville
Your last resort is to try a secure erase to the...

Your last resort is to try a secure erase to the whole drive as Synthohol suggested.
Make sure you update your motherboard's firmware to the latest to address compatibility issue if any.

But from...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 02-23-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,768
Posted By Serville
First, I don't think you could rely on SeaTools...

First, I don't think you could rely on SeaTools to diagnose an SSD. It is designed for platter drives, and the technology is completely different. Even if you passed the test with other SSD, the...
Forum: SSD Firmware Update 01-16-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,474
Posted By Serville
Thanks updated successfully. It seems several...

Thanks updated successfully.
It seems several smart values got reseted. I only noticed "Power Cycle Count" is back to 1, but the 3 attributes I need to keep (Wear Range Delta, Host Read & Host...
Forum: SSD Firmware Update 01-15-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,474
Posted By Serville
Will firmware update reset smart values ?

I have my oldest Force 3 60GB with firmware 1.2 in my laptop, while another 60GB & 120GB with firmware 1.33 used in my 2 desktop computers. Somehow I have a feeling that my 1.33 drives are more...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 12-19-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,970
Posted By Serville
Early Retired Block Count

My Corsair Force 3 120GB, Firmware 1.33, is around 8 months old.
I have it on my desktop, which I very rarely use. Only 300GB Lifetime Writes (600GB host writes). 27GB filled. Case temp: 36 Celc...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 05-21-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,036
Posted By Serville
I never notice any led with all my Force 3 drives...

I never notice any led with all my Force 3 drives (non-GT).
Is the led only available in the GT series ?
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 05-21-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,281
Posted By Serville
Are you sure ? What program did you use to...

Are you sure ?
What program did you use to see firmware 5.02 ?
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 05-21-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,424
Posted By Serville
I think it has someting to do with how Sandforce...

I think it has someting to do with how Sandforce controller compresses the data written to each cell to minimize host write (thus expands SSD life).
I notice the compression rate is about 50% of...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 05-10-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,354
Posted By Serville
Try to boot in safe mode . Is it still happening...

Try to boot in safe mode . Is it still happening after typing the password?
I will also sfc /scannow (Command Prompt with Admin right) to see if problem exist.

When do you start having the...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 05-09-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,354
Posted By Serville
No. It's only for solid color background. Your...

No. It's only for solid color background.
Your problem is then something else.
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 05-09-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,354
Posted By Serville
Do you use a solid color as your wallpaper...

Do you use a solid color as your wallpaper background ?
There is a bug in Win7 that causes 30 second delay during logon if you use solid color as desktop background.
Explanation & Hotfix:...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 04-29-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,442
Posted By Serville
Media Wear Indicator

What is the closest smart value in Force3 that indicates media wear indicator ?
I suppose Media Wear Indicator is different from Wear Range Delta ?
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 04-23-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 351,828
Posted By Serville
Check out their site quite often. Every year...

Check out their site quite often.
Every year they offer huge discount on certain date (upto 50% - 65%).
I bought it for about $30 with 65% discount.
This is when most people buy it, otherwise it...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 04-23-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,287
Posted By Serville
My newest 120GB SSD was producing loud high-pitch...

My newest 120GB SSD was producing loud high-pitch noise when I installed it the first time.
I failed restoring TI image, so I repeated the restoration successively.
During the 2nd restoration, it...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 04-22-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,801
Posted By Serville
I believe : - Divisible by 4 Kilobytes, or -...

I believe :
- Divisible by 4 Kilobytes, or
- Divisible by 1024 bytes, or
- Divisible by 4096 bytes

It's a problem with bytes & kilobytes.

Your offset is 32256 bytes, so you have to divide by...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 04-15-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,580
Posted By Serville
I just take a quick look on your chipset. ...

I just take a quick look on your chipset.
Apparently your ICH7-Mobile chipset is limited to SATA1 speed only compared to ICH7 desktop which supports SATA2. Your ATTO score is also in line with...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 04-15-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,580
Posted By Serville
Make sure your SSD has proper alignment to the 4k...

Make sure your SSD has proper alignment to the 4k sector block.
That is required for any SSD to perform optimal read/write.
http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/checking_ssd_alignment
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 04-14-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,304
Posted By Serville
That is the strangest thing I've ever heard. ...

That is the strangest thing I've ever heard.
I bet it's not the SSD. Something weird is going on your computer.
There is no way Win7 takes up 60GB unless "something" is eating up your space like...
Forum: Solid State Drives (SSD) 04-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,532
Posted By Serville
I've been questioning this myself after I read...

I've been questioning this myself after I read some articles written by at IT expert. Unfortunately I forgot the url.
He says "Secure Erase to restore performance" is actually an obsolete thing in...
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