ned Productions – Sf 1200

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Thursday 16th August 2012: 1.00am. So, here's what a #Sandforce 1200 #SSD on SATA II looks like against a #Samsung 830 SSD also on SATA II (same PC, an old 2.67Ghz Core 2 Quad with dual channel PC2-6400 RAM). The 830 clearly slams hard into the 3Gbps max speed of SATA II - seeing as it can max out SATA III this is no surprise. The #SF-1200 has broken TRIM support so at that time of testing I hadn't figured out how to hack the registry to work around it, so write speed was a pathetic ~60Mb/sec, but it could get itself up to 120Mb/sec or so with TRIM working.
Thursday 9th August 2012: 9.35pm. Looks like my +Corsair #Force #SSD boot drive (based on the infamously crap #Sandforce #SF-1200 chipset) really is truly dead. Last time it died I was able to resurrect it with a Secure ATA erase i.e. hard factory reset, but this time it's completely unresponsive to anything and appears to lock up during device initialisation. Thankfully, given it had hosed my Windows 7 install twice before, I had nothing important on it, but it's still irritating and inconvenient.

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