12-23-2016 03:21 PM - edited 12-23-2016 05:46 PM
The benchmarks are in this order:
(1) Anvil, with Microsoft's stornvme.sys
(2) Anvil, with OCZ's ocznvme.sys
(3) AS, with Microsoft's stornvme.sys
(4) AS, with OCZ's ocznvme.sys
Again, pay special attention to 4K random write:
12-28-2016 09:50 PM
Confirm same tests.. via AS SSD Benchmark
((write)) seq: 105.12 / 4k: 1.80 / 4k-64: 2.04 / Acc: 2.198
((read)) seq: 1335.33 / 4k: 28.82 / 4k-64: 108.47 / Acc: 0.058
Score (write): 271 (read): 14 (total) 374
This test took ages to run..
12-28-2016 10:42 PM
Glad you could confirm my results! Thanks!
I'd be interested to see what happens if you use the OCZ RD400 driver. Again, I had to manually change my storage driver in the control panel, because the OCZ install wizard (EXE) didn't successfully do it. Of course, make sure you create a Restore Point, and I take no responsibility for any failure, etc. etc.
Also, after I installed the OCZ NVMe driver, I discovered that now, the OCZ SSD Utility works too! So I've been able to do things like alter my drive's over-provisioning, etc. By default, the drive had no over-provisioning!
Some sample screenshots:
12-28-2016 10:47 PM - edited 12-28-2016 10:47 PM
Jachin, glad to help!
And see my reply to Tetio below. After I installed the OCZ NVMe driver, I discovered that the OCZ SSD Utility works too. It correctly autodetects everything about the Toshiba drive.
12-29-2016 12:24 AM
Well it seemed to help the card in a simular way as your results.. But I also compared it to my 3 year old kingston hyperx 3k 2.5
Improved result with the OCZ driver
This is the HyperX 3k I installed since I had it and wasn't using it
will give the utlity tool a try in a bit, still setting up a lot of stuff on the book
12-29-2016 12:28 AM - edited 12-29-2016 12:52 AM
still think these write speeds are slower then they should be.
Yeah this has been an amazing fix to the many issues I have been dealing with.. from sluggish installs to worry about my wifi card not working right..
12-29-2016 12:57 AM - edited 12-29-2016 12:58 AM
Well, the OCZ SSD Utility says that the M.2 is only getting 2 lanes of PCIe. So that might be part of the problem too. (I've circled it in red).
I'm not sure there's anything to do about this. Seems like a hardware limitation. Your Toshiba M.2 SSD is still faster than your HyperX in most areas, so . . . I guess this is life? You can't have everything, I guess?
12-29-2016 01:03 AM
Yeah, I got mine for about $550. Thanks, Black Friday! For $550, I'm not expecting top-of-the-line performance that will let me run a webserver, LOL. My M.2 is still faster than a SATA, even if it's not as fast as the review sites say it's supposed to be. And any kind of SSD is still hundreds of times faster than a mechanical hard drive. So in the end, it's still good.