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  1. #1
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    Unhappy SSD seems slow

    Hi,

    just bought a Kingston SSD 120GB. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, but i think the drive is slow. Booting takes about 30-40 seconds and after the desktop appears i cant start anything for about 20 seconds. Also in games like Witcher 2, i have the feeling that the textures wont load fast enough.

    My Specs:
    Code:
    Ubuntu 14.04 64Bit
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
    Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe/Wireless Edition
    6 GIG Ram DDR2 
    Geforce GTX 750 
    Kingston SSD 120GB
    I know my board doesnt support AHCI Mode, but is this really such a huge difference? When i test the drive i get these results:

    Code:
    sudo hdparm -tT /dev/sda
    
    /dev/sda:
     Timing cached reads:   2784 MB in  2.00 seconds = 1393.34 MB/sec
     Timing buffered disk reads:  64 MB in  3.05 seconds =  20.97 MB/sec

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    Those results are really, really shitty. My five years old laptop HDD beats it.

    Timing cached reads: 6830 MB in 2.00 seconds = 3416.28 MB/sec
    Timing buffered disk reads: 182 MB in 3.00 seconds = 60.58 MB/sec

    Not using AHCI either, native driver.

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    Okey, so i know for sure its way too slow. Now to find how to fix this :/

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    Return it and buy a HDD

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    Switched back to my HDD and with it i get these results:

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    /dev/sda:
     Timing cached reads:   2604 MB in  2.00 seconds = 1303.68 MB/sec
     Timing buffered disk reads: 228 MB in  3.02 seconds =  75.41 MB/sec
    Not much of a difference to me

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