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    Question BIOS Settings for SSD Benchmark(ASRock Z77 Extreme4)

    HiI had bought an Crucial MX100 SSD and wanted to Benchmark it but I didn't got the results I found in various Benchmarks on the web.I tried it again by turning off 4 settings regarding the C State under Advanced\CPU Configuration and while some values got better I still didn't reach the results I found on the web.Does anyone have a clue what settings I should set to optimize the system to run an SSD Benchmark?

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    Default Re: BIOS Settings for SSD Benchmark(ASRock Z77 Extreme4)

    Please describe your system configuration and the port to which your ssd is connected.

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    - Windows 7 SP1 64-Bit
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    - ASRock Z77 Extreme4
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    Port used is was SATA3_1(one of the Intel ports).

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    Default Re: BIOS Settings for SSD Benchmark(ASRock Z77 Extreme4)

    How much do you reach in a sequential read test? According to benchmarks it should reach about 498 MB/s.

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    Sequential looks fine but 4K looked bad but does look a bit better with C States off, still I see values on the web for 4k that are beyond 30 on read and beyond 100 on write and also 4k-64 values beyond 300 on read & write.
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    Default Re: BIOS Settings for SSD Benchmark(ASRock Z77 Extreme4)

    Your sequential read value shows that your ports and hardware configuration are working well without problem.
    About differences in small block read/write, you may be using different version of a benchmark program or different file system (size, features,... in case the program is working inside a partition, not the whole drive).
    Also update your drive's firmware if possible.

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    Default Re: BIOS Settings for SSD Benchmark(ASRock Z77 Extreme4)

    AS SSD shows that your ssd firmware version is MU01.
    Crucial SSD Firmware Updates shows that MU02 is the newest firmware version, and is dated March 10, 2015.
    Newer ssd firmware versions often provide somewhat better ssd performance.

    To be safe, ALWAYS create a full ssd backup image before you update ssd firmware.
    Read the http://www.crucial.com/wcsstore/Cruc...ate-all-en.pdf before you update the firmware.
    Check out Crucial's Storage Executive Guide: Crucial.com - Crucial Storage Executive tool download\

    Running background processes and services will negatively impact benchmark results.
    Temporarily shutdown your network tasks.
    Temporarily shutdown or pause your anti-virus and firewall software.
    Close all running gadgets.

    I've run LinX and a few other benchmarks when booting to windows Safe Mode where there are only about 20 processes and ~ 220 threads running.
    I think that Anvil Storage Utilities will run in Safe Mode.
    I've found that AS SSD and Anvil provide nearly identical results, but Anvil provides much more detailed information.

    Check out my Anvil and AS SSD results in Socket 771 Mod Xeon X5460 GA-P35-DS3L Overclock, posts #655 & 656 for my Crucial BX100 results on my EP45-UD3P system using the Intel sata2 ports.

    Are you aware that you can change AS SSD from German to English by clicking on the Sprache (Language) tab?
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    Default Re: BIOS Settings for SSD Benchmark(ASRock Z77 Extreme4)

    Thanks for pointing me to the FW update, totally forgot to check the SSD for that.
    I still don't have the SSD in use so I will update and see how result are.

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    Default Re: BIOS Settings for SSD Benchmark(ASRock Z77 Extreme4)

    You're welcome.

    FWIW, whenever I perform benchmarks, I boot my system and leave it at the desktop for 15 minutes to let all the background tasks settle down before I start the test(s).

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