Originally Posted by Slaymate
Your scores are just slightly below mine. And that could be attributed to to all the benching you've done because it's new.
As for making it run faster, have you went through the SSD Tweak Guide
That may be true, to an extent, but because of the way the SandForce controller operates running benchmarks like AS-SSD more than "on a rare occasion", will degrade your system performance and running them frequently can cause premature drive failure.
And like it or not the SandForce controller does give better overall drive performance than the Indilinx controller. And by more or less controlling the TRIM function, the SandForce controller is enabling the same level of drive performance across every operating system platform. This is really just what the market needs at this period in development. A lot of people are still running Windows XP and Vista which benefit a lot from the SandForce controller. It won't be to long before XP and Vista will be treated like Windows 98 because of basic hardware support. Once the LGA775 skt finally dies there will be a major swing away from XP & Vista and SATA 6GB will be common place. And that's when we should really start seeing some speed.
Slaymate, thanks again for helping me understand that my SSD is working ok. Yes, I did read the Tweak Guide several times. But there was so much involved that I felt a little overwhelmed. For now, the only changes I made were to turn off Defrag and change the Indexing. I know I will need to move Page file too in the near future.
I just burned most of my 9 day Thanksgiving holiday putting this build together.
Now I need some rest. I hope to further tweak the SSD and other parts of the system during the Christmas break. It is back to school for me tomorrow, which means back to work, and limited time for working on my two systems.
On an even brighter side of things, I am jazzed because I just returned from Fry's with a brand new EVGA GTS 450 Super Clocked GPU for under $60 and a Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series Sound Card for $70 [normally $200]. I know the GTS 450 is nothing compared to the GTX 470, 480, or the Radeon 58xx, 59xx, but considering I am on a tight budget, I am happy to soon have the Direct X 11 for under $60.
Have a wonderful holiday season.