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LSI SandForce 5 Series SSD Firmware - TRIM Lost and Found, Performance Investigated - ATTO and PCMark Vantage Light Use

If you've bought an SSD in the last five months or updated your firmware, you need to read this article. Chris concludes a quest he started exactly five months ago and is now ready to guide you to higher performance with your LSI SandForce controlled SSD.

| Editorials in Storage | Posted: Aug 1, 2012 1:24 pm
Manufacturer: LSI SandForce

ATTO

 

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ATTO measures peak performance so we aren't going to see much deviation there.

 

 

PCMark Vantage Light Use

 

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Here we see a complete smack down. My kids watch this every Friday night on TV. One little guy gets into the ring with a big massive dude who just beats the snot out of the pretender. So far I wouldn't say we've hit the drives very hard, about what your Windows and Office installs would do with your swap file on the OS drive after a week of use.

 

Even though we haven't hit it very hard, you can see a massive performance difference between these two sets of numbers. The 5.03 is very close to the FOB performance of roughly 79-80K, but the 5.0.2 is already showing signs of a stubbed toe.

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