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Postby Darkfoxx » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:07 pm

Love you Jif!

I disabled most services...personal preference. Deal with it. Not because I didn't want indexing and superfetch, but those services need to be disabled for the SSD to perform properly.

These are the bare minimum you need to turn off if you have an SSD:
1 Superfetch
2 Windows Defragmenter
3 Drive Indexing

Oh, and I finally got Steam working thanks to this post
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... stcount=10

I kept getting this error:
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Postby Jif » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:09 pm

i added QL back. not sure if ill use it or not. i will definitely enable it @ work if if supports networked shortcuts

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Postby Tanis Half Elf » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:02 am

Before anyone else gets the student deal for home premium, check out this link.
http://www.microsoft.com/student/discou ... fault.aspx

Here in the bottom right hand corner you will see that you can get Windows7 Professional for the same price as home premium!

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Postby Jif » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:20 pm

i did the ultimate steal for my cousin a few years ago. it worked great. you get an ISO but can buy a pressed disc for extra. only took like hours from start to finish, including the download and resetting the password for his old college email address

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Postby TexRob » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:11 am

I am downloading Torchlight and Aion, not sure if that impacted my performance. I'll run this again tomorrow, but it should be slower than Justin's, so... still seems like a lot slower on the 4k tests.

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CrystalDiskMark 2.2 (C) 2007-2008 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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Sequential Read : 213.827 MB/s
Sequential Write : 188.840 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 141.041 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 126.497 MB/s
Random Read 4KB : 18.144 MB/s
Random Write 4KB : 8.201 MB/s

Test Size : 100 MB
Date : 2009/12/05 1:11:08

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Postby Elric of the void » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:11 am

lolz welcome to my hell foxxy, I got that steam error way back in day, check form you'll find the images i posted of that. The ONLY way I found to fix it back then was to do a full reformat, beyond that I tried everything and was 100% unsuccessful in fixing it.
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Postby Darkfoxx » Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:11 pm

TexRob wrote:I am downloading Torchlight and Aion, not sure if that impacted my performance. I'll run this again tomorrow, but it should be slower than Justin's, so... still seems like a lot slower on the 4k tests.

Did you flash the SSD to the newest firmware?

I'd also run the benchmark when you aren't doing anything, just to be safe. I can imagine disk writes would impact those numbers, either positively or negatively.

Elric wrote:lolz welcome to my hell foxxy, I got that steam error way back in day, check form you'll find the images i posted of that. The ONLY way I found to fix it back then was to do a full reformat, beyond that I tried everything and was 100% unsuccessful in fixing it.

This was a while ago, but I fixed it.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... stcount=10

I also fixed Punkbuster...that was a nightmare.
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Postby TexRob » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:59 am

Darkfoxx wrote:
TexRob wrote:I am downloading Torchlight and Aion, not sure if that impacted my performance. I'll run this again tomorrow, but it should be slower than Justin's, so... still seems like a lot slower on the 4k tests.

Did you flash the SSD to the newest firmware?

I'd also run the benchmark when you aren't doing anything, just to be safe. I can imagine disk writes would impact those numbers, either positively or negatively.

Elric wrote:lolz welcome to my hell foxxy, I got that steam error way back in day, check form you'll find the images i posted of that. The ONLY way I found to fix it back then was to do a full reformat, beyond that I tried everything and was 100% unsuccessful in fixing it.

This was a while ago, but I fixed it.

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... stcount=10

I also fixed Punkbuster...that was a nightmare.


I went to flash it to 1.4, but it was already 1.4, so it's current. 1.41 is for non-TRIM.

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Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:00 pm

Roughly 48 days have past since I installed my SSD and benchmarked it for the first time.

Again, this is for my own reference to document its performance over time.

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Postby Jif » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:58 pm

post all the pics on the 1st post so we can compare

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Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:09 pm

Jif wrote:post all the pics on the 1st post so we can compare

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Postby Jif » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:17 pm

wow thats awesome to see some performance actually go up over time. i guess that's TRIM keeping the speeds up and then who knows what else giving a performance boost. did you upgrade the firmware between the october and today tests?

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Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:02 pm

Yeah the original benchmark is with the factory firmware (1.1).

The benchmark from today is 1.4.
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Postby TexRob » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:30 pm

In theory, with TRIM, there should be no degradation over time from what I understand. Fragmentation shouldn't really be an issue as there is no physical seek time, which is why I still don't understand why some people say defragging an SSD is a good idea...

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Postby Darkfoxx » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:12 pm

Defragging is a bad idea. I hear it causes more harm than good on an SSD, and this is why I completely disabled defragging on my computer. If you read on the OCZ forums, they have a couple stickied posts that suggest what to turn off on Windows for optimal SSD performance.
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