Just bought new kit.
Intel DC P3600 Series 800GB SSD PCI-e Adaptor Card Solid State Drive (SSDPEDME800G401)
Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-Express Sound Card
Intel Core i7 5930K
32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit
Asus X99-S Intel X99 (Socket 2011) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
2 x SLI GTX 980 video cards
System works fine. Intel SSD is configured with 8.1 and works will all the software
All bench testing on the components with PassMark shows they are all working fine except for the SSD which is only performing at 800Meg/s
I tried also using Atto bench test and got the same results. The drive is running slower than expected.
All the correct Intel drivers are installed. The Intel test package says it is working OK and link power manager is enabled.
However is read/write benchmarks are less than a 1/3 of what you would expect/ Any ideas guys, is it to do with not enough PCIe lanes being free ??
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Could you please try IOmeter to run this test? Here is the link to it: http://www.iometer.org/doc/downloads.html Iometer project - Downloads Please follow the steps below to get more accurate results.
If you are doing a sequential Read/Write, please be sure the Queue Depth is set to 128.
Step # 1:
Step # 2:
Step # 3:
Step # 4:
Please choose the one according to your Operating System. For example, if you are running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1* 64 bit, you will choose the following:
Please look in your system what version you have. This is how you do.
1 - Access Control Panel
2 - Select the option the says System.
3 - Once you click on it, you will be able to see all the information on your system so you can install the right version.
*You can try installing a 32 bit version. Let us know if this worked.
Please download X86-64 (windows) IOMeter, and try to run it. At least on my system it works properly, but IA64 can not...
I would like to suggest you to remove one graphics card or audio card before test.
Thanks fro update. The X86 - 64 software worked OK. I have put all the settings aleki gave me into software. When I run the two tests for read and write is asked me to save results to a location then just sits there with a 'Preparing Drives' in the bottom right hand box and nothing else happens ?? How long does the test normally take ?
Whens electing the test is it the drive 'C' or the Volume below that is ticked ?
Sorry to hear that, below are some suggestions about IOMeter test:
If you still get very low performance result, then we need to check your system, for example, how about the SSD temperature? Since your system use 2 high-end graphics cards, it may heat P3600 SSD, if it is overheating, the performance will be lower. Or maybe you need to remove 1 graphics card to run test again...
BTW, could you please upload your screenshot in standard JPG format? Sorry I have no idea how to open .icf file...
This is fresh install of Windows 8. The whole system including both graphic cards are water cooled and running at 27C so heat is not an issue. Motherboard temps etc are very low. I need to run this drive in 'real' mode and get good performance using both the graphic cards etc. Removing one, disabling, virus protection etc is not the real world for performance testing.
Either the drive is faulty or there are settings on the motherboard etc that need enabling or the speeds quoted by Intel cannot be achieved on this drive ??
My previous system had the last generation of Intel SSD on an Intel 3960 X chip with twin GTX 680's and ran faster than this.???
Please take a look at this guide as it may help.
http://www.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/ssd-750/sb/CS-035497.htm Intel® SSD 750 Series — Performance Evaluation Guide
Please do the following when running the test:
1 - Move the slider for % Random/Sequential Distribution all the way to the left. This will run a 100% sequential test
2 - Change the number of Outstanding I/O's per target to 128
Please run just one access specification at a time.
Change the Update Frequency on the Result Display to 3 seconds.
Change the Result Since to Last Update.