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I would try some of these steps for better performance:
-Disabling power saving features like Speedstep/C1E in BIOS. These seem to effect the SATA controller as well.
-Make sure your SATA controller is set to AHCI in BIOS. Although if it wasnt, you may Bluescreen on the next reboot. Set it back and perform this fix first: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976.
-Disable Windows File indexing on that drive. (Right Click C:, Properties,
-Disable Scheduled Defrag. Remove the possibility that windows is defragging the drive at poorly chosen times. Just remember to manually defrag periodicly.
-'Turn Off Windows Write Cache Buffer Flushing'. This one has a small amount of risk of data loss associated with it, do some research. The setting is in Device Manager, Hard Drive Properties, Policies.