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LSI SandForce 5 Series SSD Firmware - TRIM Lost and Found, Performance Investigated - Incompressible Data Tests

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

AS SSD

 

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One of the area's hit the hardest that we've seen is the 4K write performance. When we first found the issue it was the 4K QD1 write speed that we noticed at first.

 

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This benchmark is about to go away and be replaced with a new real-world test.

 

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The scale is different on these charts as well.

 

 

Crystal Disk Mark

 

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The harder we work the drives the lower the 5.0.2 goes, but with TRIM, the 5.0.3 is able to quickly recover on its own.

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