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I need some ssd assistance for my g75vw

boneskid1
Level 7
ok so a little background info.
I have a g75vw that originally came with a single 1tb hdd, within the last month i decided I wanted to put an ssd in to the setup so I took the ssd from my macbook and stuck it in the g75, however as i was using it i discovered I needed more than 128gb.

so on black friday i picked up a 250gb samsung 840 that actually has a lower performance than the cheap 128gb sandisk drive that was in there.
upon some research I determined that my g75 does not have the intel ahci driver installed, instead it has a generic/default Microsoft one.
I used as-ssd to do the benchmarks and when testing both drives it shows that the port is using the storahci driver and when i mouse over it it says "intel 7 series/c216 chipset family SATA AHCI controller - 1E03 -OK"

so what I am trying to ask is. Do I have the right AHCI driver or not?
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GottiBoi55
Level 10
boneskid1 wrote:
ok so a little background info.
I have a g75vw that originally came with a single 1tb hdd, within the last month i decided I wanted to put an ssd in to the setup so I took the ssd from my macbook and stuck it in the g75, however as i was using it i discovered I needed more than 128gb.

so on black friday i picked up a 250gb samsung 840 that actually has a lower performance than the cheap 128gb sandisk drive that was in there.
upon some research I determined that my g75 does not have the intel ahci driver installed, instead it has a generic/default Microsoft one.
I used as-ssd to do the benchmarks and when testing both drives it shows that the port is using the storahci driver and when i mouse over it it says "intel 7 series/c216 chipset family SATA AHCI controller - 1E03 -OK"

so what I am trying to ask is. Do I have the right AHCI driver or not?



Yes, you have the right SATA AHCI driver installed from itell.
That's the one I have, and it works really well.


Here's my bench below on my SSD!
GottiBoi55
Asus
G750JZ-DS71 Windows 10 Pro (x64)
Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
Samsung
24GB Memory DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
SanDisk
M.2 SSD 2x128GB in Raid 0 / WD-HGST-1TB HDD 7500-RPM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Second Monitor: Shar
p Aquos 32"

CloDel_Studios
Level 7
For what its worth, I have a g75vx, and I got a Samsung 840 evo for it, 250gb, here is a screen of my speeds.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3i4yhu39pzazzol/Screenshot%202013-12-01%2021.26.13.png

I used the same program you did, crystal disk mark, and here are the results...slower than I was hoping though...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2ir2542g00m32k/Screenshot%202013-12-01%2021.47.20.png
Asus G75VX - 8gb ram - Samsung 840 EVO 250gb - Win 10 build 9926 x64

CloDel Studios wrote:
For what its worth, I have a g75vx, and I got a Samsung 840 evo for it, 250gb, here is a screen of my speeds.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3i4yhu39pzazzol/Screenshot 2013-12-01 21.26.13.png

I used the same program you did, crystal disk mark, and here are the results...slower than I was hoping though...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2ir2542g00m32k/Screenshot 2013-12-01 21.47.20.png



How are you getting read/write results much higher then what the EVO drive is rated?
Are running two EVOs in RAID/O?

Here's professional benchmark results from Anandtech.com




GottiBoi55
Asus
G750JZ-DS71 Windows 10 Pro (x64)
Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
Samsung
24GB Memory DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
SanDisk
M.2 SSD 2x128GB in Raid 0 / WD-HGST-1TB HDD 7500-RPM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Second Monitor: Shar
p Aquos 32"

Sry, missed this before...

nope, just he one drive, but the software it comes with helps you tweak a bunch of settings to make it work oh so much faster, and all with the click of buttons that do it all for you 😉
here is a screen of some of the settings
https://www.dropbox.com/s/81omaqfrxxwykjb/Screenshot%202013-12-06%2011.03.08.png
and
https://www.dropbox.com/s/u2pd8skgp7m04fw/Screenshot%202013-12-06%2011.03.45.png

hope that helps in some way 😉

GottiBoi55 wrote:

How are you getting read/write results much higher then what the EVO drive is rated?
Are running two EVOs in RAID/O?

Here's professional benchmark results from Anandtech.com




Asus G75VX - 8gb ram - Samsung 840 EVO 250gb - Win 10 build 9926 x64

rewben
Level 13
that's the ahci driver from intel chipset drivers. there is another one called intel rapid storage driver. you can use that one instead. (either from asus website or intel's download page.)

if you do not use the rapid storage features, install the driver only is sufficient (f6flpy-x64.zip).

rewben wrote:
that's the ahci driver from intel chipset drivers. there is another one called intel rapid storage driver. you can use that one instead. (either from asus website or intel's download page.)

if you do not use the rapid storage features, install the driver only is sufficient (f6flpy-x64.zip).



I second what rewben said.
AHCI driver is part of the Intell Chipset, should have already been installed with all the default factory installed drivers

GottiBoi55
Asus
G750JZ-DS71 Windows 10 Pro (x64)
Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
Samsung
24GB Memory DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
SanDisk
M.2 SSD 2x128GB in Raid 0 / WD-HGST-1TB HDD 7500-RPM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Second Monitor: Shar
p Aquos 32"

GottiBoi55 wrote:

I second what rewben said.
AHCI driver is part of the Intell Chipset, should have already been installed with all the default factory installed drivers



yes ahci driver is part of the intel chipset. when i last checked this one called out MS default ahci drivers (based on what was stated in the .inf file). for newer versions of ahci driver with raid support, you can choose to use the RST driver set.

(just note that different versions of RST drivers provide different performance; you can test for the best one for the system if you want; i just use the latest one; as long as it has no issue i am fine :D)

GottiBoi55
Level 10
I have tried some different versions of IRST drivers, and some didn't play well with my G75VW.
I was getting random BSOD with some drivers, the version I'm running with now is been really stable for my system.
GottiBoi55
Asus
G750JZ-DS71 Windows 10 Pro (x64)
Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
Samsung
24GB Memory DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM
SanDisk
M.2 SSD 2x128GB in Raid 0 / WD-HGST-1TB HDD 7500-RPM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 880M 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM
Second Monitor: Shar
p Aquos 32"

GottiBoi55 wrote:
I have tried some different versions of IRST drivers, and some didn't play well with my G75VW.
I was getting random BSOD with some drivers, the version I'm running with now is been really stable for my system.


you're correct @GottiBoi55, if you have found out the right one, just stick to it.

oh my.. i am lucky. i have tested many of them (well, almost all of them when they showed up in the wild). i have had no issue so far. however, i think the best version is 11.7 for this g55.