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Corsair Force 3 - SATA6G port but SATA2 speeds!?!

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Noticed something interesting with my SSD today, Corsair Force 3 which is plugged into a SATA6G port (white) on my motherboard, a Biostar TZ68A+.

For some unknown reason, the benchmarks are reporting 200 Read/60 Write in sequential - even poorer than when I was running them on my P55 board in SATA2. Is there a setting I had to enable somewhere down the line? A special driver?
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If you are using as-ssd or crystaldiskmark, those are your speeds. The Force 3 cannot process incompressible data very well.

Download Atto and try again. Atto uses highly compressible data which the Force 3 loves.
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Solved Does "much better" on Atto. Seems you're right, just was concerned I had not activated some magical setting to enable 6G speeds.

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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by CourageD View Post
Solved Does "much better" on Atto. Seems you're right, just was concerned I had not activated some magical setting to enable 6G speeds.

Thanks man
Keep in mind that benchmarks and real world use are different.

It might not bench as-ssd that well but it's still a fast drive that will serve you well.

Make sure you do the latest firmware update as well. Corsair should have one out very soon.
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post #5 of 10
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Keep in mind that benchmarks and real world use are different.

It might not bench as-ssd that well but it's still a fast drive that will serve you well.

Make sure you do the latest firmware update as well. Corsair should have one out very soon.
Make sure you read the support forum first before updating the firmware.
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u need to mess around with the benchmark settings on some of them.
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Just the "low" scores lead me to believe that my drive was not running in SATA6G mode.

Have already updated my drive to 1.3 some time ago (froze twice, could've been anything, but guessed why not?) but another firmware update sounds exciting.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by CourageD View Post
Just the "low" scores lead me to believe that my drive was not running in SATA6G mode.

Have already updated my drive to 1.3 some time ago (froze twice, could've been anything, but guessed why not?) but another firmware update sounds exciting.
1.3 was the recommend firmware if getting freezes/bsod. You should be fine. 500 read/write is what you'll get in atto.
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1.3 was the recommend firmware if getting freezes/bsod. You should be fine. 500 read/write is what you'll get in atto.
1.3 is old. 1.3.2 is current and that's still 3 weeks old.

Sandforce just found the bsod bug a few days ago. According to Anand, a new firmware revision will be coming for all SF2281 drives.
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post #10 of 10
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Okay, well I'll make an upgrade when the new firmware is out. Noticed the WEI score for HDD dropped to 7.5 with my new board, from 7.8 with my P7P55 LX..
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