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post #1 of 12
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Hi Guys, Ive got and ASUS P7P55D-E PRO motherboard, and a new Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD as my main drive.

Im using my boards Marvel 6gb/s sata conncection with a 6gb/s sata cable.

Ive set AHCI in bios, how are my speeds looking?? I was expecting more mad.gif

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post #2 of 12
You have to understand two things here.

First, your motherboard's sata 6gb/s solution is not very good.

Second, the benchmark that you used to test uses incompressible data that the Force 3 doesn't do well with.

If I were you, I'd hook up the drive to the Sata 3gb/s port because it will give you better performance on your day to day usage. The 500/500 speeds that drive is advertised with will not do it with that motherboard.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post

The 500/500 speeds that drive is advertised with will not do it with that motherboard.

Not to mention the read speeds in particular will never be up to the "500" advertised because it's only a 120gb drive. Not that sequential performance matters much, though.

EDIT: Also, OP, don't let advertising fool you. There is no such thing as a "SATA 6.0gb/s cable." Proof: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/your_sata_cable_slowing_down_your_data_transfers_max_pc_investigates
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Thanks guys.
Any suggestion on a decent board that will up my speeds (not to expensive) . Also one that will be ok for my current hardware...


Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU,
Asus P7P55D-E PRO iP55 Motherboard,
Intel Core i7 CPU @ 2.80 Ghz,
Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD 2.5" SATA-III (Main system drive),
2 x Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drives SATAII - 32MB Cache (Configured @ RAID 0),
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Memory @ 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V [CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9],
XFX Radeon HD 5850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card.
post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diceis View Post

Thanks guys.
Any suggestion on a decent board that will up my speeds (not to expensive) . Also one that will be ok for my current hardware...


Coolermaster Silent Pro 700W Modular PSU,
Asus P7P55D-E PRO iP55 Motherboard,
Intel Core i7 CPU @ 2.80 Ghz,
Corsair 120GB Force 3 SSD 2.5" SATA-III (Main system drive),
2 x Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drives SATAII - 32MB Cache (Configured @ RAID 0),
16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Memory @ 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V [CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9],
XFX Radeon HD 5850 1024MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card.

You will need to upgrade to the new i series CPUs and get a H67, P67, or Z68 mobo for faster speeds.
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info guys, looks like im gonna have to suffer for now lol.
You said ... get the new i series. I alreay have and i7, you mean 2nd Gen ?


I had one last look after I updated to the new Corsair 1.3.3 Firmware.

I tested the SSD on the Marvel conroller using
AHCI
RAID
IDE settings in BIOS and get more or less the same results as I do on the
Intel Controller, using the same configurations.


The SS below are (in order top to botttom)

1. My Samsung Spinpoint F3 in RAID 0 (2x1TB) on the Intel Controller
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2. My SSD on the Intel Controller

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3. My SSD on the Marvel (AHCI)

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post #7 of 12
You also can do a few tweaks to Windows for a faster speed. My windows index (I know it doesn't mean much) was a 5.9. After I was done tweaking the Windows 7 settings I was up to 7.2 (also received a much higher transfer speed on HDTune). You can look at the possible tweaks/ mods HERE. Keep in mind that a lot of the newer SDDs have a utility that optimize Windows 7 for SSD use. If you know what your utility does, you can weed out the tweaks you don't need to do. A lot of people frown upon the manual tweaking method, so be sure you know what each modification does. TWEAK AT YOUR OWN RISK.

I have a 2 year old Intel X-25 SSD, so these might not even work for you. Corsair may have a more up-to-date utility and drive firmware/ BIOS/ driver.
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Thanks for the info, tho Ive done almost all of them lol. tongue.gif

One thing tho, I do have 7.5 in Windows Experience Index thumb.gif
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Then you really didn't need to do all that rolleyes.gif Did you at least read into the effects each tweak will have on your system? That's why I said to find out what each modification did before implementing it. If your system becomes unstable, you might need to look into doing a Windows restore wink.gif

I hope that helped. Let us know what your read/ writes are now...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pursuinginsanity View Post

Not to mention the read speeds in particular will never be up to the "500" advertised because it's only a 120gb drive. Not that sequential performance matters much, though.

Read speeds aren't effected by size, write speeds are.

The Force 3, on a p67 6gb/s connection, will do 500 reads and writes in Atto.

The trick being that the compression used to get the fast writes only works with compressible data.
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