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Benchmark Performance SSD Testing: AHCI vs IDE

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by jbloggs, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. jbloggs

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    Benchmark Performance SSD Testing: AHCI vs IDE

    Full article can be found Here
     
  2. Razor Time

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    Bookmarked, cheers. :)
     
  3. Trunks9486

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    O_o

    I thought that users here reported that having it to IDE reduced performance substantially.

    Any comments from SSD users?
     
  4. Stonedofmoo

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    You can always trust a hardware site to deliver a good conclusion when they don't even know the specifications of the controller they used...

    ICH10 is a SATA 2 (SATA300 controller).
     
  5. Mick-1965

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    Also known as 3.0 Gb/s

    Maybe where the confusion lies
     
  6. jbloggs

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  7. dave_beast

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    I lost a few (8mb/s) mb/s read/write time swapping to AHCI on my Kingston SSDNow, it's the latest Kingston SSD with trim, so if anyone's thinking of getting one, stick with IDE.
     
  8. Trunks9486

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    See the post above yours.

    AHCI is superior to IDE for SSDs. The original benchmark site was fishy and PC
    perspective confirmed that.
     
  9. dave_beast

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    I tried AHCI and as well being slower, Windows lost it's snappiness that it had with IDE. I guess it's hardware dependant really, but the only way for an overclocker is to try both ways and find the max.
     
  10. jbloggs

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