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Could my netbook be bottlenecking my SSD?

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I bought this Kingston 16GB SSD and it is advertised to have 230MB/S read speeds, but now that I've got it I bench the following:



Which is less than half the advertised speed. Someone else in the Newegg reviews said that they benched that same SSD with the same program and they got the advertised speed. Could it be that the SATA controller on my netbook can read any faster than 135MB/S or could it also be a faulty drive?

I have an Asus EEE PC 1000HA
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Have you benched it with any other apps?
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Have you benched it with any other apps?
I so no reason why another app would give diffrent results, but I'll give it a try now.
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A little confirmation never hurt. Even at half speed it must blaze past the drive that came with the EEE. Check BIOS and make sure SATA II isn't disabled (power saving?)
Edited by t_russell - 5/20/11 at 6:59pm
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A little confirmation never hurt. Even at half speed it must blaze past the drive that came with the EEE. Check BIOS and make sure SATA II isn't disabled (power saving?)
I'm sure theres no SATA II option in the BIOS but I will check. I just did another benchmark (if I do to many of these by drive will break xD

Code:
jonny@netbook:~$ bonnie++ 
Writing a byte at a time...done
Writing intelligently...done
Rewriting...done
Reading a byte at a time...done
Reading intelligently...done
start 'em...done...done...done...done...done...
Create files in sequential order...done.
Stat files in sequential order...done.
Delete files in sequential order...done.
Create files in random order...done.
Stat files in random order...done.
Delete files in random order...done.
Version  1.96       ------Sequential Output------ --Sequential Input- --Random-
Concurrency   1     -Per Chr- --Block-- -Rewrite- -Per Chr- --Block-- --Seeks--
Machine        Size K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP K/sec %CP  /sec %CP
netbook          4G   142  99 65916  28 36818  21   733  99 144981  33  2494  78
Latency             65692us    1120ms    1344ms   17329us   26945us     203ms
Version  1.96       ------Sequential Create------ --------Random Create--------
netbook             -Create-- --Read--- -Delete-- -Create-- --Read--- -Delete--
              files  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP  /sec %CP
                 16 14823  81 +++++ +++  7496  27 12300  65 +++++ +++ 14430  54
Latency              1660us    4804us    1801us     286us      59us    1186us
1.96,1.96,netbook,1,1305941389,4G,,142,99,65916,28,36818,21,733,99,144981,33,2494,78,16,,,,,14823,81,+++++,+++,7496,27,12300,65,+++++,+++,14430,54,65692us,1120ms,1344ms,17329us,26945us,203ms,1660us,4804us,1801us,286us,59us,1186us
The reason I ask is because this is my old hard-drive:



and I'm not experiencing that "WOW!" factor now that I'm using an SSD. While I can tell the boot is faster and the loading times are much shorter, I was expecting to click on Chrome and for it to be open right when I let go of the mouse button!
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I have two OCZ Vertex 2 in RAID zero and everything is still not instant. Where I saw the biggest benefit was when encoding. Of course with the EEE you won't be doing any of that but don't be discouraged. HDD speed isn't everything involved with everyday computing. It just helps. I can also tell you that ATTO will show me speeds up to 575 but HDtach shows 400. Different tests produce different results.
Edited by t_russell - 5/20/11 at 7:15pm
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I have two OCZ Vertex 2 in RAID zero and everything is still not instant. Where I saw the biggest benefit was when encoding. Of course with the EEE you won't be doing any of that but don't be discouraged. HDD speed isn't everything involved with everyday computing. It just helps. I can also tell you that ATTO will show me speeds up to 575 but HDtach shows 400. Different tests produce different results.
I see that under the BIOS my hard drive shows up under "IDE Configuration" even though it'sa SATA drive, can this have to do with it? Especially since IDE is limited to 133MB/S, just like I have

There is no SATA Configuration in the BIOS though :/
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