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    Default Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    I just received my Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD in today. I unboxed it and connected and started doing some test but not all the test have been completed. Here is a run down of some of the test that I have done or will be doing along with hardware for the test and how I will be doing the tests.

    Hardware

    X58A-OC i7-920 Overclocked @ 4.2Ghz HT disabled
    Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD FW 1.3.3
    OS Win7 EntSP1x64

    Tests

    (Hardware)

    1. Marvell 9182 Sata3 ports in AHCI mode
    2. Intel Sata2 ports in AHCI mode

    (Software)

    1. ATTO Disk Benchmark
    2. AS SSD Benchmark
    3. CrystalDiskMark

    (Method)

    1. Test the drive on both ports in a empty state.
    2. Test the drive on both ports windows fully tweaked for SSD.
    3. Test the drive on both ports in a 50% full state.
    4. Test the drive on both ports as the OS drive.
    5. Do all test with out and with Marvell driver installed?

    If anyone has any suggestions or comments on the software, methods of these test please feel free to. I am open to ideas.
    Last edited by Acebmxer; 02-16-2012 at 05:04 AM. Reason: Added method 5.
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    Here are some pics from some tests. Nothing was done to the OS or the drive except formatting the drive with diskpart. I did verify that TRIM was enabled.

    This is the Corsair Force GT 120GB on the X58A-OC Marvell 9182 Controller empty drive 4k align



    Same test just showing iops in AS SSD Benchmark




    This is the Corsair Force GT 120GB on the X58A-OC Intel Sata2 Controller empty drive 4k align



    Same test just showing iops in AS SSD Benchmark



    Here is the drive with the Marvell drivers installed





    This is the Corsair Force GT 120GB on the Z77X-UD3H Intel Sata3 Controller windows is running from the drive and its 4k aligned.

    Last edited by Acebmxer; 05-24-2012 at 02:33 AM.
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    Ok Installed drive back onto the Sata3 Marvell 9182 controller and installed win7 ENTSP1x64. I did not tell win7 setup to format the drive and it did not either. Looking in computer management>Disk Management Win7 setup did not create the system reserved partion on the ssd. Maybe because my old boot hdd was still connected which had one? When installing I set hdd boot order to 1ssd,2hdd. I then set boot order to hdd cd-rom but I booted from F12.

    So far every impressed. Only installed drivers and google chrome. I rebooted 1 time so far only for the drivers then ran some tests. Installing ATI drivers was 10x faster. Just detecting hardware and such would take what would feel like 2 min now is done in like 20 sec. W.E.I score was awesome lowest score is now my cpu







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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    thats good scores considering its on marvell ports,doesnt win7 align it automatically at 4k? post your bootracer times :)
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    Yeah I was suprised at the scores my self. Right now im still booted off my samsung 320gb hdd. The Corsair is still empty and just followed LSD's directions with diskpart.

    About to test the Sata2 ports soon just waiting to see if anyone else any other ideas.
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    you might be better off on marvell,seems like they have fixed the drivers for those ports? i dont think youll see those figures on intel sata2

    EDIT: did you think the package was empty ace, when your ssd arrived? i was suprised how light they are
    Last edited by wazza300; 02-16-2012 at 05:51 AM.
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    No marvell drivers installed either I was trying to remember if LSD suggested not installing them. So that will be one of the things ill test.

    I didnt think the package was empty just thought it would come shipped in a brown box through UPS not a envelope through the postal service. It was very light.

    So I will install the Marvell drivers and do the tests again while it is still on the Marvell ports.
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    im sure lsdme said not to use marvell drivers,just to use what microsoft installs,i think you get less performance with marvell drivers,probably why your seeing good figures
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    Updated second post with Intel sata2 tests.
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    Default Re: Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD

    looks right for sata2,dont run too many benches though,ssd's and benchmarking dont go together,it can degrade your ssd

    EDIT: were you running raid before? or just single hdd?
    Last edited by wazza300; 02-16-2012 at 08:29 AM.
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