OK: Test ASUS U24E (modified bios) with SSD Kingston SV300

Kingston SSD Now V300 (SV300S37A60G) 60Gb works well @ ASUS U24E with modified bios. BIOS Setup - disk detected successfully in AHCI mode. Boot from disk is possible:

Ubuntu 14.04LTS 64 bit (russian language on screenshots) was installed on fresh new SV300S37A60G.

Sequential read speed is 278 Mbytes/s. Access time (read) is 0,14 ms.

Ubuntu load time is 7 seconds (from start of OS load after bios initialization until Ubuntu window with password request). Power off time is 6 seconds. Sleep, awake time is about 3 seconds.

Due to common SSD recommendations: swap did not created, in fstab used options "trim,noatime, nodiratime" to reduce SSD wear.

In practice, with SSD even at SATA-2 speed U24E works much faster in comparison to default HDD & installed in my U24E 7200rpm HDD with 32Mb buffer HGST ZK7500 series HGST HTS725050A7E630.

Temperature of SSD SV300S37A60G @ U24E was in range from 22 to 42 C (S.M.A.R.T.). While U24E used on desk, SSD temperature was from 38 to 41 C.

Ubuntu 14.04LTS with installed Skype, vim, tlp uses 5,8 Gbytes of disk space.

Here is video which I recorded for demo:

Order bios: u24e@plstd.ru | information

Данные утилиты smartctl (S.M.A.R.T.)

smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-linux-3.16.0-38-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     SandForce Driven SSDs
Device Model:     KINGSTON SV300S37A60G
Serial Number:    50026B774B04AB21
LU WWN Device Id: 5 0026b7 74b04ab21
Firmware Version: 580ABBF0
User Capacity:    60 022 480 896 bytes [60,0 GB]
Sector Size:      512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate:    Solid State Device
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   ATA8-ACS, ACS-2 T13/2015-D revision 3
SATA Version is:  SATA 3.0, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is:    Sat May 23 13:44:30 2015 MSK
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x02)	Offline data collection activity
					was completed without error.
					Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Self-test execution status:      (   0)	The previous self-test routine completed
					without error or no self-test has ever 
					been run.
Total time to complete Offline 
data collection: 		(    0) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities: 			 (0x7d) SMART execute Offline immediate.
					No Auto Offline data collection support.
					Abort Offline collection upon new
					command.
					Offline surface scan supported.
					Self-test supported.
					Conveyance Self-test supported.
					Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0x0003)	Saves SMART data before entering
					power-saving mode.
					Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x01)	Error logging supported.
					General Purpose Logging supported.
Short self-test routine 
recommended polling time: 	 (   1) minutes.
Extended self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (  48) minutes.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time: 	 (   2) minutes.
SCT capabilities: 	       (0x0025)	SCT Status supported.
					SCT Data Table supported.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
  1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate     0x0032   120   120   050    Old_age   Always       -       0/0
  5 Retired_Block_Count     0x0033   100   100   003    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
  9 Power_On_Hours_and_Msec 0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       6h+20m+43.820s
 12 Power_Cycle_Count       0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       8
171 Program_Fail_Count      0x000a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
172 Erase_Fail_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
174 Unexpect_Power_Loss_Ct  0x0030   000   000   000    Old_age   Offline      -       4
177 Wear_Range_Delta        0x0000   000   000   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0
181 Program_Fail_Count      0x000a   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
182 Erase_Fail_Count        0x0032   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
187 Reported_Uncorrect      0x0012   100   100   000    Old_age   Always       -       0
189 Airflow_Temperature_Cel 0x0000   033   042   000    Old_age   Offline      -       33 (Min/Max 22/42)
194 Temperature_Celsius     0x0022   033   042   000    Old_age   Always       -       33 (Min/Max 22/42)
195 ECC_Uncorr_Error_Count  0x001c   120   120   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0/0
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0033   100   100   003    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
201 Unc_Soft_Read_Err_Rate  0x001c   120   120   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0/0
204 Soft_ECC_Correct_Rate   0x001c   120   120   000    Old_age   Offline      -       0/0
230 Life_Curve_Status       0x0013   100   100   000    Pre-fail  Always       -       100
231 SSD_Life_Left           0x0013   100   100   010    Pre-fail  Always       -       0
233 SandForce_Internal      0x0032   000   000   000    Old_age   Always       -       6
234 SandForce_Internal      0x0032   000   000   000    Old_age   Always       -       12
241 Lifetime_Writes_GiB     0x0032   000   000   000    Old_age   Always       -       12
242 Lifetime_Reads_GiB      0x0032   000   000   000    Old_age   Always       -       16

SMART Error Log not supported

SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Short offline       Completed without error       00%         4         -

SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1
 SPAN  MIN_LBA  MAX_LBA  CURRENT_TEST_STATUS
    1        0        0  Not_testing
    2        0        0  Not_testing
    3        0        0  Not_testing
    4        0        0  Not_testing
    5        0        0  Not_testing
Selective self-test flags (0x0):
  After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk.
If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay.