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idata
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Is this speed to be expected?

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Good morning every one!

I just got a new PC and installed SSD. Sytem Info and speed as follows:

Model: Fujitsu T900 Tablet

CPU: core i7

RAM: 4 gb

HDD: Intel x25m 80G SSD

I simply removed the existing HDD and replace it with the SSD. Then I did a clean installation. I did not manually install TRIM, Toolbox, Intel driver or Intel Matrix Storage Manager.

My questions are:

1. Is the speed OK?

2. Do I need to install Toolbox, Intel driver or Intel Matrix Storage Manager?

3. TRIM is enabled (I checked with the CMD method) but does it only work when toolbox is installed?

I am a layman and would appreciate your advice. Thank you.

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idata
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These are my results:

I'd suggest you follow these instructions and also the link to the SSD toolbox within the pdf: http://www.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/CS-031549.htm http://www.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/CS-031549.htm

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idata
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Here is the speed posted on Intel's tech spec

http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/322296.pdf http://download.intel.com/design/flash/nand/mainstream/322296.pdf

If you are using Windows 7 and a second generation Trim enabled SSD, Trim is enabled by default.

SSD toolbox is used for OS that do not support Trim

idata
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These are my results:

I'd suggest you follow these instructions and also the link to the SSD toolbox within the pdf: http://www.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/CS-031549.htm http://www.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/CS-031549.htm

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idata
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Hi,

Thank you both for your useful replies.

This is what I did since then. I installed the Intel driver, disabled Defrag and Superfetch and, upon rebott, immediately did a CrystalMark test. This is what I found.

There are some improvements on the read side, but write seems to be worse. What else should I have done? Any advice? Thank you.

idata
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Have you enabled AHCI mode in the BIOS? If the OS is installed on your SSD you may have to reinstall Windows as changing from ADE mode to AHCI can cause significant problems if you don't set it up from the new Windows 7 install. This will give you a significant speed boost. My Windows Experience Index went from 7.4 for the primary hard disk to 7.8. Boot times from power on to an active pointer arrow on the desktop, improved by a couple of seconds quicker as well.It looks like you've got the 80GB SSD which may be a little slower than the 160GB so I doubt you'll get the same times as a 160GB.

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for your advice.

Yes, ACHI is enabled. And my windows experience index isn only 4.6...

Although TRIM is auto-enabled in Win 7, I wonder if installing and runing Toolbox helps?

idata
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I'm not entirely sure what your fundamental problem is although with a WIE of 4.6 something is wrong. It could be motherboard related or perhaps there's a problem with the SSD? Perhaps if you try another HDD in your computer and see what the benchmarks are for that? If those are abnormally low then that may rule of the hard drives.

idata
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for your info. I will try to find out how to improve my windows experience index. By the way, I have installed the toolbox and run the optimizer once. The result shows some improvement. The read result seems pretty close to yours but the write still lags a lot.

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idata
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There are plenty of reviews out there outlining what kind of speed you are likely to get with the 80GB version, (make sure you check whether they are reviewing the 50nm or 34nm though.) The main real world difference I've noticed is faster boot times and loading games and programs are much quicker. The slowest part of my PC (my HDD) has now become the fastest

idata
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Michael has a 160 GB, which supports faster writing than your 80 GB.

idata
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Hi Michael and ZXTT95,

Thank you both for the useful information!

Cheers