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exabyte407

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  1. Yeah, I think the main reason that I'm having so many issues is just the drive is really bad. Looking at reviews, everyone else who bought it also had the same problems. A firmware update will probably fix it, but I need to burn myself a win8 cd before I do that just in case. My cpu is staying relatively low. Usually doesn't use more than 25% and stays under 5 most the time. Anyways, thanks everyone who tried to helped me with this problem. I think I'll just get a new drive at some point (currently studying abroad so it'd be hard to get one here, but it'll be the first thing I do when I get back)
  2. I did a check and Trim is enabled. And sounds good. I will install the Rapid store manager and see if it improves performance!
  3. I was gonna update the firmware, but it will wipe out everything. I'm currently studying abroad and don't have a backup on me in case of emergency and would rather not update till I can get a backup drive (a slow computer is better than no computer?) I'll try to disable the page file and see how that goes. I had thought that the rapid storage manager was only for a RAID system configuration (correct me if I'm wrong)? If it's not, then I should probably install it. I'll try and do a little research on that. I'll try and get my other configuration and pm it to you when I get the chance. Also, I looked up the drive I use and it turns out that it might be a crappy drive Crucial V4 CT128V4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD Only - Newegg.com Most the reviews seem to have very similar problems to what I have (the firmware update might fix these though).
  4. So... I actually can't see (or post) pictures yet for some reason haha. But I did the ATTO Disk Benchmark with a transfer size of .5 to 8192 kb with a total length of 1 gb. The max I hit was 250 MB/s. So.. I'm guessing that's slow. Also, I didn't mention before, but when it says I'm using 100% of my disk (and running slowly), it's only using 0.1-0.3 mb/s
  5. Also, do I need the Intel Rapid Storage Monitor update for any ssd or just specific ones? I haven't installed it yet (don't know if it automatically did either). But AHCI is enabled
  6. These are my system config. I just used dxdiag to find it all. Is there a different way to find config settings that would be better? I don't know if it pulled my drive info (I posted disk drive information beneath the other). ------------------ System Information ------------------ Time of this report: 1/20/2014, 15:46:46 Machine name: -------------- Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_gdr.131030-1505) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: Alienware System Model: M14xR1 BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 1.0 A08 Processor: Intel® Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.0GHz Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8140MB RAM Page File: 3524MB used, 5895MB available Windows Dir: C:\Windows DirectX Version: DirectX 11 DX Setup Parameters: Not found User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent) System DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent) DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled DxDiag Version: 6.03.9600.16384 64bit Unicode ------------------------ Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives ------------------------ Drive: C: Free Space: 36.2 GB Total Space: 121.8 GB File System: NTFS Model: V4-CT128V4SSD2 Thanks! Let me know if more information would be needed. Side note: My computer seems to be running fine now, but I still get a good amount of occasional periods where my disk is using 100% and the entire system runs slowly. (I still need to check a few bios settings)
  7. I'm not sure I understand. Is it normal that my disk is using 100% sometimes? Also, it seems like my computer runs slower than when I had a normal hdd whenever it's using 100% disk
  8. edit: oops, double post (Still not used to this site)
  9. Hey y'all, Sorry, if I don't seemed very well versed in what all I'm doing with a computer, as my background is somewhat limited. I have a m14x R1 and recently installed an SSD after a hard drive failure, but at certain times, everything on my computer will load very slowly. Is this due to the BIOS settings or something else? I'm planning on downloading the BIOS fix (as soon as I have 5 posts), but wanted to double check if there was something else wrong with my computer. I've opened task manager while my computer is running slowly and it says it is using 100% of the disk (despite only showing a few applications using between .1 and .3 mb/s usually). Is that normal or is there something else wrong with my computer? Thanks,
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