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Are my mSATA SSD speeds slow...?

#1PowertranzPosted 8/23/2014 8:19:25 AM
I've been doing some benchmarks for my Premier Pro SP310 SATA 6Gb/s mSATA Solid State Drive and the results don't look that amazing, and I need other peoples input on the matter and how it compares to their SSD speeds?

1st test result:

Sequential Read : 380.286 MB/s
Sequential Write : 82.455 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 357.192 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 79.361 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 35.083 MB/s [ 8565.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 67.766 MB/s [ 16544.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 249.120 MB/s [ 60820.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 68.091 MB/s [ 16623.8 IOPS]


2nd test result:

Sequential Read : 383.766 MB/s
Sequential Write : 81.576 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 354.473 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 80.161 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 35.148 MB/s [ 8580.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 70.909 MB/s [ 17311.6 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 180.704 MB/s [ 44117.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 72.008 MB/s [ 17580.2 IOPS]

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#2fataliPosted 8/23/2014 9:08:54 AM
That disc is suppose to read at 410 MB and Write up to 180 MB, Looks like the reads are fine and the writes are not as advertized.

What size is your drive? the smaller the capacity, the slower the drive.
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#3Powertranz(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 9:22:27 AM
Ahh..., that explains it. My drive is only 64GB (used only for caching). It was advertised to be:

4KB Random Write: Up to 45,000 IOPS
Max Shock Resistance: 1500G/0.5ms
Max Sequential Read: Up to 440 MBps
Max Sequential Write: Up to 100 MBps

I understand that the speeds are never going to be as they're advertised, but I thought to myself that maybe it can attain higher speeds? Oh well, it's still a huge upgrade and is by far better than having a single HDD doing all the caching. I couldn't resist the price tag, it was only $59.99 (CND) but I should have really paid attention to writing speeds and read speeds. I messed up just like my 760 SLI purchase. Oh well.
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#4Snagg57Posted 8/23/2014 9:27:14 AM
Did you set your bios for AHCI mode? It helps with speeds a bit.
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#5Powertranz(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 9:31:33 AM
No I set it to raid, just the way I was instructed to set it up on the official Adata website? The instructions were to set it to raid and reinstall Windows. Was I suppose to leave it in AHCI mode?
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#6Powertranz(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 9:39:28 AM
The instructions are at the bottom of the website:

http://www.adata.com/index.php?action=product_feature&cid=3&piid=222

There are 3 steps to activating SSD caching. From what I know is that I needed to enter BIOS and change SATA controller to RAID instead of AHCI? Is this correct?
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#7Love_Me_SexyPosted 8/23/2014 2:48:15 PM
May I ask how you messed up your 760 sli purchase?
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#8Powertranz(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 3:01:42 PM
Love_Me_Sexy posted...
May I ask how you messed up your 760 sli purchase?


I should've bought a 4GB version of GTX 760 or simply went with GTX 780 ti. Instead I SLI'd 2 GTX 760's with only 2GB vram.
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#9DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/23/2014 3:04:18 PM
The extra 2GB really wouldn't make that much of a difference in the vast majority of games.
There's very little out that benefits from over 2GB at all, in any capacity, even in 2560x1440 with AA jacked way up.
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#10Powertranz(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2014 3:17:25 PM(edited)
DarkZV2Beta posted...
The extra 2GB really wouldn't make that much of a difference in the vast majority of games.
There's very little out that benefits from over 2GB at all, in any capacity, even in 2560x1440 with AA jacked way up.


Thanks for the reassurance but seeing as 'A' titles like Watch Dogs requires over 2GB's to play on ultra I kinda feel like I did screw up with my SLI purchase. And I know what most of you think of Watch Dogs (as a matter of fact I think the same), but if Watch Dogs is any indication of what's to come in the near future then I think that 2GB's might not be enough unfortunately.
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