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Postby bigs » Thu Feb 02, 2012 03:23

Wow Ceehoppy1st, what kind of raid ssetup do you have for your UX right now. the HDD performance improvement is indeed impressive
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Postby ceehoppy1st » Thu Feb 02, 2012 05:00

At the moment I have 2 mixed Runcore proV mSata (a sataII & a sataIII) in raid0. Since something (the pcie bus?) limits the speed to sataI, the group scored 27K. The RC sataII got 25K by itself- the big surprise was the 4k R/W at 17/35 MBs. It might make more sense to use the sata controller in "pass thru" mode, so you could have 2 different sata drives & the zif drive in your UX (or not).

The RC sataIII actually scored lower at 22K, its seq reads were some higher, but write & 4k were pretty "bad". This drive really suffers if it's not on a sata2 or 3 controller in ahci mode. It's a waste in the UX. It seems that if you want to use a sata drive like this (sataI controller in ide mode), then it's a crapshoot as to what performance you'll actually get from a particular ssd.

I'm used to different test results for ssd, advertised vs 'real-world', or compressible vs random /non-compress data. But these RC ssd had big differences. On my ide mode desktop, the RC sataII had 105/40 R/W in CrystalDiskMark in default non-compress data. Change it to 0x00 0fill & it score 235/217 R/W. The sataIII can do even better- on the right hardware.
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Postby Benz145 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 14:07

ceehoppy1st wrote:I took my previous best setup from post 184 above & added a sata-raid setup like Braindead has & got this:
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I keep myself amused by seeing how far I can push my UX. ;) I'll post reviews on the Commell sata controller when I have a chance.


Wow, I'll have to double check, but that might be the highest score I've seen out of a UX. I'm confused as to how you have a raid setup though...?
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Postby ceehoppy1st » Thu Feb 02, 2012 19:17

After reading about the capabilities (& small size) of the new mSata ssd, I decided to try out the sata/raid controller card mentioned by Braindead in this post, #19. It's a mini-pcie card that fits in the wifi slot & has 2 sata ports. For my current testing I run power for the ssd from my desktop PSU.

This card is "bootable", but since there is no bios option to boot from pci-e you have to have boot loader files on the zif drive (or poss a usb flash drive) in order to run your os from it.
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Postby darkerx » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:23

Very nice work ceehoppy1st... I won't even try to catch-up ;)
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Postby gigidan » Mon Jun 04, 2012 00:59

Looking for a used Sony VGN-UX490 at a reasonable price. Thanks

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Postby bigs » Mon Jul 30, 2012 13:25

yer your welcome dezign7, except, i think you may be a spam post lol. they r getting better all the time
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

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sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

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Postby dezign7 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:41

Really sweet for a non dual core.......could you post wich drivers u had installed???

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Postby ceehoppy1st » Thu Sep 20, 2012 18:34

Well. I just keep pushing to see how far I can go with my UX - C2Duo. I've learned some more about Sata controllers & how they work in the UX.

First thing is there are a few mini-pcie controllers out there. The one with good potential is a sata III card that uses the Asmedia 1061 controller. It's fast, but at this point I can't get it to load its bios- so at the moment it's not bootable (every card & pc maker implaments the pcie standard differently).

Second, the pcie bus on the UX isn't limited to 150MB/sec. I read that most "generic" laptop mini-pcie slots are ver 1.0a or 1.1- theoretical maximum of 250MB/sec.

Third is that pcie bus is evidently influenced by fsb speeds- this isn't apparent when you look at the UX block diagrams. At 1.33GHz the Runcore V was "only" 28-29K on Mark with 185MB/sec seq writes.

So here we go- yes this score ( & the whole idea, really) is eye candy, but we do it anyway.
Config is UX280 with U7700 running XP pro SP3, GMA Booster, OC from 1.33 to 1.45 GHz- drive is runcore proV sataII msata on Asmedia 1061 controller.

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