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SSD Testing
12-05-2011, 12:11 AM,
#1
SSD Testing
I have an SSD I purchased with an MIR as part of the deal, and before I cut out the UPC code, which will keep me from being able to return it to newegg, I wanted to make sure it was fully working. Is there a way to test to make sure I wasn't sent a bad SSD, as I have heard this is not an uncommon occurrence. Also, is there any specific type of handling procedures to be aware of when handling an SSD (and I guess most, if not all other build components as well, as this is the first build I'm doing myself)? Thank you.
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12-05-2011, 12:32 AM,
#2
RE: SSD Testing
Before installing an OS make sure it is in AHCI mode. It will make your SSD run much faster. Also check out,

http://forums.hardware-revolution.com/sh...p?tid=1997

for links and suggestions on how you can better manage your SSD.
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12-05-2011, 12:53 AM,
#3
RE: SSD Testing
(12-05-2011, 12:32 AM)ichigeki Wrote: Before installing an OS make sure it is in AHCI mode. It will make your SSD run much faster. Also check out,

http://forums.hardware-revolution.com/sh...p?tid=1997

for links and suggestions on how you can better manage your SSD.

I will definitely look into that when tuning the SSD, however what I wished to know was not how to tune it, but rather how to test that it's fully functional and not in need of being replaced before sending in the UPC code.
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12-05-2011, 01:31 AM,
#4
RE: SSD Testing
(12-05-2011, 12:53 AM)dstryrwiz Wrote:
(12-05-2011, 12:32 AM)ichigeki Wrote: Before installing an OS make sure it is in AHCI mode. It will make your SSD run much faster. Also check out,

http://forums.hardware-revolution.com/sh...p?tid=1997

for links and suggestions on how you can better manage your SSD.

I will definitely look into that when tuning the SSD, however what I wished to know was not how to tune it, but rather how to test that it's fully functional and not in need of being replaced before sending in the UPC code.

Theres no way to actually tell 100% if its going to work over long period of time. You should still install everything and check if its DOA (doubt it), but otherwise its a risk you take when you buy an SSD with rebates. Also, what SSD is this? If its an OCZ, you might have some doubts, but Crucial or Intel you should be fine.
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12-05-2011, 01:31 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-05-2011, 01:32 AM by ichigeki.)
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RE: SSD Testing
Oh, right. You can use many bench marking tools. The windows user experience rating is a good start. You should get in the high 7s with an SSD. As for actual numbers, I would use whatever your manufacture used to test it with to see if its around the same as how they tested it. For example, on my Corsair Force 3's spec sheet, it said "using ATTO benchmark" so I used ATTO to test if the numbers were similar.
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12-05-2011, 01:35 AM,
#6
RE: SSD Testing
(12-05-2011, 01:31 AM)Final692 Wrote:
(12-05-2011, 12:53 AM)dstryrwiz Wrote:
(12-05-2011, 12:32 AM)ichigeki Wrote: Before installing an OS make sure it is in AHCI mode. It will make your SSD run much faster. Also check out,

http://forums.hardware-revolution.com/sh...p?tid=1997

for links and suggestions on how you can better manage your SSD.

I will definitely look into that when tuning the SSD, however what I wished to know was not how to tune it, but rather how to test that it's fully functional and not in need of being replaced before sending in the UPC code.

Theres no way to actually tell 100% if its going to work over long period of time. You should still install everything and check if its DOA (doubt it), but otherwise its a risk you take when you buy an SSD with rebates. Also, what SSD is this? If its an OCZ, you might have some doubts, but Crucial or Intel you should be fine.

It's a Kingston HyperX 120GB.
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12-05-2011, 01:42 AM,
#7
RE: SSD Testing
Kingston used ATTO to reached its spec'ed sheets. Try using ATTO to see if your speeds match. As of handling it, its pretty much the same except for that its physically tougher, lighter, and smaller.
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12-05-2011, 02:07 AM,
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RE: SSD Testing
(12-05-2011, 01:42 AM)ichigeki Wrote: Kingston used ATTO to reached its spec'ed sheets. Try using ATTO to see if your speeds match. As of handling it, its pretty much the same except for that its physically tougher, lighter, and smaller.

I meant in regards to installation. Like I've heard that they may be more sensitive to static, so there's a greater importance to wear an anti-static wrist strap. Is that true? I intend to get one for when assembling my computer, but I wanted to know in case I wish to handle the SSD before then if that's a necessity.
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12-05-2011, 08:33 AM,
#9
RE: SSD Testing
As long as your PC isn't sitting on just carpet that conducts electricity, you should be fine. If you really wanted to you could just wear plastic gloves to kill any electricity
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12-05-2011, 04:23 PM,
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RE: SSD Testing
(12-05-2011, 08:33 AM)ichigeki Wrote: As long as your PC isn't sitting on just carpet that conducts electricity, you should be fine. If you really wanted to you could just wear plastic gloves to kill any electricity

I was just curious as to how sensitive they are. If I handle the SSD without a wrist strap is it something to be concerned about?
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