1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 252
    windows 7
       14 Jul 2015 #1

    GOOD SATA driver for AMD Zacate/Hudson/E-series ????


    we in the forgotten backwaters of AMD-based devices have suffered from bad SATA drivers.
    With all my Windows 10 installs on such, I have to switch to the very slow but stable generic MS Standard SATA device driver. The auto-installed AMD SATA on Win 10/8/7 creates I/O spurious I/O traffic [retries?] constantly.

    anyone know a good one from past releases, or a patch?
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  2. Joined : Dec 2013
    Portsmouth Hampshire
    Posts : 1,190
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       14 Jul 2015 #2

    If you take the time to give your system Specs, in reasonable detail, someone may be tempted to help you, but otherwise, our responses will be shots in the dark.
    AMD Zacate/Hudson/E-series and Windows 7 is not really enough!
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       14 Jul 2015 #3

    Here's an easy way to update the Systems Specs in your forum profile with complete information.

    • In the System Manufacturer/Model Number field, manually type Desktop or Laptop adding it to the information already in the field. The specific model number is important - there are often many models of a given series.
      For example, my machine is a HP Pavilion dv6, but there are tens of the dv6 series, so dv6-6c10us is the specific model.

    • Specify Custom Build as the manufacturer if it is not an OEM machine.

    The easiest way to do this is to use the information from a PUBLISHED Speccy report.
    See: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

    Post the link to the report that Speccy gives you and also open the Speccy link.
    Then click here to view your System Specs on this forum.

    When you have both windows open, put them side-by-side and simply copy the information, field by field, from the Speccy report to your System Specs.

    To see what information other members provide in their System Specs, click on My System Specs in the lower left of any post by any member.

    Thanks

    How are you determining the I/O spurious I/O traffic (retries?) - I have an HP laptop with AMD and haven't noticed any difference in disk performance.

    You might want to check and fix your disk for errors
    Elevated Command Prompt

    Chkdsk / f

    It will ask you to check the disk at next boot - answer yes, then restart and see if it finds/fixes errors.

    The latest Preview release, 10.0.166 - fast ring, has the latest AMD WHQL release - it's better, but there are still some issues, mostly cosmetic (glyphs in the adapter name)

    MS is temporarily disabling updates for a few days in preparation for the lunch ... er ... launch
    This disable will occur sometime today - 14 July 2015.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 252
    windows 7
       15 Jul 2015 #4

    apologies - I churn through a bunch of things so its just busywork to update sys specs.
    the particular one I have in mind [of 2 I have that are same gen amd apu-based]: thinkpad x120e
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    The 'traffic' / issue is easy to see, and not new news to the community. just turn off everything that can be, open the expanded task manager and watch. cpu will tick up to about 15% and IO with it. ditch the driver, load the MS generic sata driver and it goes away, you get as you should, virtually no cpu/IO with same load.
    a lot of people miss this [the uncurious or those that just use and don't want to get technical with it], and blame the system... "sure is slow".... "sure loads up too easily". you can see the issue exagerrated on anything that takes a bit of disk work.
    at any rate, there are no disk errors etc this is all new clean, I've been dealing with it on the various amd apu gens [which otherwise I like]
    just checkin' to see if smarter folk than me know of a sound driver for it and its sibling [hp g4, with A4]

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Here's an easy way to update the Systems Specs in your forum profile with complete information.

    • In the System Manufacturer/Model Number field, manually type Desktop or Laptop adding it to the information already in the field. The specific model number is important - there are often many models of a given series.
      For example, my machine is a HP Pavilion dv6, but there are tens of the dv6 series, so dv6-6c10us is the specific model.
    • Specify Custom Build as the manufacturer if it is not an OEM machine.

    The easiest way to do this is to use the information from a PUBLISHED Speccy report.
    See: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

    Post the link to the report that Speccy gives you and also open the Speccy link.
    Then click here to view your System Specs on this forum.

    When you have both windows open, put them side-by-side and simply copy the information, field by field, from the Speccy report to your System Specs.

    To see what information other members provide in their System Specs, click on My System Specs in the lower left of any post by any member.

    Thanks

    How are you determining the I/O spurious I/O traffic (retries?) - I have an HP laptop with AMD and haven't noticed any difference in disk performance.

    You might want to check and fix your disk for errors
    Elevated Command Prompt
    Chkdsk / f

    It will ask you to check the disk at next boot - answer yes, then restart and see if it finds/fixes errors.

    The latest Preview release, 10.0.166 - fast ring, has the latest AMD WHQL release - it's better, but there are still some issues, mostly cosmetic (glyphs in the adapter name)

    MS is temporarily disabling updates for a few days in preparation for the lunch ... er ... launch
    This disable will occur sometime today - 14 July 2015.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 252
    windows 7
       16 Jul 2015 #5

    found a few more drivers not specifically for these platforms but same under the hood: same components. For instance, SATA found on lenovo's X140E page works, and does not display the spurious traffic in the background - nice and quiet. Benchmarks tell the story however. I'm posting below AS-SSD benchmarks and the associated drivers. Tells the story. I'll stick with the 9 year old MS generic
    These first two benchmarks are with the MS Standard SATA Device Driver.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       16 Jul 2015 #6

    cognus said: View Post
    apologies - I churn through a bunch of things so its just busywork to update sys specs.
    the particular one I have in mind [of 2 I have that are same gen amd apu-based]: thinkpad x120e
    Busywork?
    Specs make helping members easier. In most cases it is impossible to trouble shoot an issue without the details.

    Most members will not sift through posts to find the information that really should be a click away. The specs are organized in a consistant way that makes it easy to find information that might lead to a resolution .... IF the thread opener takes the time to fill them in with complete information. An unwritten rule is to change the specs to reflect the machine the issue appears.

    The choice is yours, but I'm bowing out instead of trying to unravel the information you've presented in a few posts.

    To answer your question - nope don't know of any other drivers than those from MS or AMD. I don't know of any 'patch'

    I'm also at the mercy of AMD so I feel your pain, but I'm still bowing out of this thread since I can't help with the issue.

    Good luck - please reconsider posting information in your system specs.
    Last edited by Slartybart; 19 Jul 2015 at 19:18.
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  7. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 15
    W7 Pro x64 SP1
       16 Jul 2015 #7

    For the Thinkpad with the Hitachi 80GB HDD, nothing will improve the speed significantly.

    With the C300 SSD, is TRIM enabled and active? Check by using Hard Disk Sentinel: Hard Disk Sentinel Frequently Asked Questions
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