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#16 ViperAFK

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 18:18

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#17 Phemo

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 18:21

Hmm only 83%...

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#18 Setnom

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 18:38

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Maybe someone can explain something to me. I used to have in Windows 7 (x64) a score index of 7.3 on the SSD (primary disk). But for a while now that score lowered to 5.9. Does anyone know how this could have happened and what can I do to fix it?

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 18:41

?? 76%
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Firmware 1.11 going to try newer, should i worry about losing data ?

OCZ Tools guide warns you and advises you to backup your drive just in case, even though it shouldn't corrupt your data.
Also it specifies if this is your OS drive then you shouldn't do it. Although i have read that is possible though.

I'm just backing up my drive now and going to upgrade. My Firmware is really low.

#20 ViperAFK

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 18:42

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Maybe someone can explain something to me. I used to have in Windows 7 (x64) a score index of 7.3 on the SSD (primary disk). But for a while now that score lowered to 5.9. Does anyone know how this could have happened and what can I do to fix it?

wei is just retarded, try re running the test. For example I just bought my new ssd, installed windows and drivers and went to run wei. First it refused to bench my disk at all and just failed for no reason, then I rebooted and it ran and gave my graphics a 1.0 so I couldnt enable aero, then i ran it again and graphics score was fixed and my ssd went from 7.7 to 5.9, THEN I ran it again and my ssd went back to 7.7.

Also the write speed of ssd's does degrade a bit over time I believe, but you should probably still be getting a higher score.

#21 ShiFteDReaLitY

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 18:55

Maybe someone can explain something to me. I used to have in Windows 7 (x64) a score index of 7.3 on the SSD (primary disk). But for a while now that score lowered to 5.9. Does anyone know how this could have happened and what can I do to fix it?


Try Intel ACHI / AMD ACHI drivers depending what chipset you have, mine scores 7.7 everytime with that before it was 5.9 to 7.3 mix also. But yeah WEI is wierd sometimes too.

#22 Austen Boshtin

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 19:03

Thought mine would be lower than this as I bought it from a mate. Pretty good though, best 50 quid I ever spent

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#23 uus831

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 19:05

My Intel SSD. A lot of power on/off. I'm on a laptop. :)

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#24 Setnom

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 19:23

wei is just retarded, try re running the test. For example I just bought my new ssd, installed windows and drivers and went to run wei. First it refused to bench my disk at all and just failed for no reason, then I rebooted and it ran and gave my graphics a 1.0 so I couldnt enable aero, then i ran it again and graphics score was fixed and my ssd went from 7.7 to 5.9, THEN I ran it again and my ssd went back to 7.7.

Also the write speed of ssd's does degrade a bit over time I believe, but you should probably still be getting a higher score.



Try Intel ACHI / AMD ACHI drivers depending what chipset you have, mine scores 7.7 everytime with that before it was 5.9 to 7.3 mix also. But yeah WEI is wierd sometimes too.



Thank you for your inputs. I tried re-running the tests a lot of times, even on a brand new W7 installation. Still have the same 5.9 score.

I also have the Intel ACHI drivers installed (using an Asus P6T-SE motherboard), and also set on AHCI mode in the BIOS...

#25 Hollow.Droid

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 19:27

Well that sucks!

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Surely a drive shouldn't be this poorly after just 18 months? Oh and as a side note, it still works perfectly. If I hadn't run that program I'd have thought it was in perfect condition :/

Oh and here are CrystalMark scores:

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Doesn't seem too bad for a drive probably considered 'Old' in SSD terms, never mind the health :p

#26 Jason S.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 19:32

?? 76%
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Since Mon 23rd August 2010

Firmware 1.11 going to try newer, should i worry about losing data ?

no, no data loss. run the updater, reboot, done.

#27 Nagisan

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 19:51

Well that sucks!

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Surely a drive shouldn't be this poorly after just 18 months? Oh and as a side note, it still works perfectly. If I hadn't run that program I'd have thought it was in perfect condition :/

Depending on your warranty if it does die when it's estimated to (which I doubt) you should be able to get an RMA and get a brand new one. :p

I have only personally seen 2 SSDs fail early. Both of which were connected through an internal case (those 5 1/2" cases that fit 2.5" drives to hold them in place in full-sized towers). Both times, the core issue came down to the connection between the SSD, hot-swappable 5 1/2" bay, and the motherboard. The first one killed 3 drives (the original and 2 replacement drives, and it flat out killed them, they wouldn't work after removing them from the case) before I figured out the issue, the 3rd replacement drive worked fine and is still working to this day without trouble. The 2nd SSD was also in a similar casing, and it also died. Upon getting a replacement that didn't seem to be working properly, we removed it out of the 5 1/2" case and it works fine now.

In short, I have been dealing with SSDs for close to 2.5 years, and the only failures I have seen involved something other than the SSD going out. And that's with all Series 1 SSDs......you have an Agility which should technically last longer due to improvements in the tech.

#28 ViperAFK

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 20:02

Well that sucks!

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Surely a drive shouldn't be this poorly after just 18 months? Oh and as a side note, it still works perfectly. If I hadn't run that program I'd have thought it was in perfect condition :/

Oh and here are CrystalMark scores:

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Doesn't seem too bad for a drive probably considered 'Old' in SSD terms, never mind the health :p

Hmm, I see lots of other posts with people who have had them a year+ and far more life left. Do you write a lot of files to the ssd? Do you have scheduled defrag disabled?

Your speeds still look pretty good so I wouldn't worry. The percentage reported by the SSD doesn't necessarily mean its going to die as soon as it hits zero.

#29 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 20:05

Whoa... after browsing this thread, it makes me think twice before buying an SSD :/ seriously

#30 philcruicks

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 20:12

Whoa... after browsing this thread, it makes me think twice before buying an SSD :/ seriously

I think it just highlights good and bad ones, all the OCZ vertex and Intel's have been great with lifetimes till 2020ish

its the other brands and models that are failing, OCZ agility, kingston.

I'm now very glad that I was looking at the Vertex and Intel for my 1st SSD.



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