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post #1 of 9
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It actually acts fast, and I boot in 20 seconds, but im getting a 250mb/s seq read?
I had 500+ on my old motherboard, so I'm sure I'm doing something wrong. The weird thing was my motherboard defaulted in AHCI mode! So it is in AHCI mode, but AS SSD says it's slow ):
MSI z77a GD65
and a crucial M4 64GB
Thank you!
post #2 of 9
Probably a silly suggestion, but you did plug it in a SATA III port, not a SATA II port, right?
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post #3 of 9
On that board you should have two sata6gb/s intel chipset ports put the drive on one of those ports by itself. Then move everything else to lower ports should be 4 more and disable the non intel sata ports and see what that does. Also unhook any sata rom drives if you have one for testing.
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post #4 of 9
Make sure you use the Intel SATA3 ports. I believe that board has them.

If not, use the Marvell SATA3 ports. Though, I would probably just use Intel SATA2 over Marvell SATA3... Marvell controllers are pretty crappy and will probably only give you faster sustained reads over Intel SATA2 but worse speeds for everything else.
Edited by Murlocke - 8/19/12 at 11:50pm
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post #5 of 9
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Okay, this is really bothering me. I can't find which sata ports are the sata 3! It's in sata slot #1 right now, and I can't get it in position 0 since its 90 degrees
post #6 of 9
Looking at a Picture of your board there are two stacks of white sata ports with 4 black ports in the middle. The two white sata ports closest to your ram and processor should be the fastest intel ports but check your mainboard book to make sure.
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Here is the pic i went by notice the orange sticker with the arrow that said plug ssd in here.

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post #8 of 9
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I cant believe I put the sata cable in the wrong slot! ):
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Haha, this is why I've made a habit of triple checking all connections after I've messed around inside my case.biggrin.gif
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