Pyro 120gb HELP!
I recently purchased the 120gb pyro ssd and the read speeds have been around 450mb/s but my write speeds are capped at 100mb/s and i cant figure out why, i have trim enabled, i have a msi 890fxa gd70 motherboard (on the newest bios), which is supposed to be sata 3 capable. ive upgraded the firmware on the ssd to the newest one that just released, and even swapped my sata cables incase the one i was using was bad but still no change...
Last edited by daniel89; 03-04-2012 at 04:28 AM.
May be working as intended.
What program are you testing with?
When dealing with incompressible data, this drive will run considerably slower then the marketing specs. It is using the more cheaper async NAND which just doesn't write as quickly as faster sync or toggle NAND would with incompressible data. That is why the wildfire and pyro se drives are more expensive.
If you want to see the best case scenario (what the marketed speeds are based on), run crystaldiskmark in 0-fill mode or do an ATTO benchmark on it.
Well i ran the ATTO benchmark and the drive tested like it should but i still dont think im gettig full speeds with windows, a friend of mine has the same drive and has a 7.9 windows rating for the hd but mine is still only showing up as 7.5. What i think im gonna do is put the pyro in my laptop and get either the Wildfire or kingston hyperx ssd for my desktop
I doubt you would notice the difference between the pyro and the wildfire in actual usage. Secondly, the WEI score is really an inaccurate way of benchmarking and you may end up pulling your hair all out just trying to get higher figures. Your friend could have been extremely lucky or have other factors that contribute to his 7.9 score.
Originally Posted by daniel89
If you really want to try for a 7.9 windows rating on your pyro, I'd:
a) Secure erase your drive. This will wipe everything but leave your drive in its highest performance state, at least for the first 120gig or so of writes.
b) Install windows. (Do not install updates or do any other work to your hard drive yet)
c) Install AMD SATA drivers and your video card drivers.
d) Run your WEI score and cross your fingers.
In everyday use though, it won't make any real difference though.
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