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I literally just bought this SSD a few hours ago. Plopped it in my rig (see my sig), hooked it up to a SATA 3 port (in RAID, but only my 2 HDDs are set up in RAID 0), and did some diagnostic benchmarking to see if everything was working as advertised.

Apparently not.



From what I gathered, the following speed are much lower than they should be at (based on AS SSD benchmarks):
  • Sequential Read
  • 4K Write
  • 4K-64Thrd Read AND Write
  • Acc.time Read AND Write

What am I doing wrong? confused.gif

Though I went through a bit of literature and guides on how SSDs work, I'm a complete noob, so any and all help is appreciated.
     
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which mobo and what SATA controller is the drive plugged into? Third party sata controllers will limit your speeds.
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I decided to take the plunge anyway, hoping that a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit would somehow clear up whatever was bottlenecking my V300. I think it did; most of my scores went up, and my score reached the high 400's. I'll post the new boot-drive when I get home.
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which mobo and what SATA controller is the drive plugged into? Third party sata controllers will limit your speeds.

I have an Asus M5A97 R1.02 mobo. My SSD is plugged into SATA_4 (all 6 ports are SATA 3).
     
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Well, crap. I came home, only to find an ugly boot error saying "couldn't find bootable OS" or something. I tried troubleshooting it, and at one point was able to make a "Windows Recovery Environment (Recovered)" entry pop up through my Win 7 disc and a different error ("Bootmgr is missing") to show up, but it just wouldn't fix by itself. I have no idea how this happened; I even checked the SATA connections in case they were somehow the culprit.

Anyway, I decided to go through a full OS reinstall. Sean - and thank you, by the way, for responding to my troubleshooting request before - is there a guide you've previously wrote with tips when reinstalling windows on an SSD? I might need to follow that to make sure I don't screw anything up with my new baby.

Sorry, the pic might take a bit longer to upload than I thought. I'll do another benchmark once this mess has been sorted out.
     
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My OS is mostly back now, and I was able to run AS SSD. CrystalDisk too. Here are the results:



Based off the AS scores, though I should be happy that several of my speeds went up, the sequential write speed and read access time got worse after my SSD was set up as the OS drive.
     
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