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Samsung 830 120Gb feels slow, are these benchmarks normal?

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I have a Samsung ssd 830 120GB drive, never been update to latest firmware, ive not checked if there is anything new. I have just ran the following benchmarks:

AS SSD:




CrystalDiskMark:




Do these results look normal?
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I don't see anything out of the ordinary, drive seems to be running in AHCI mode, speed seems okay.
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Ive just downloaded samsung magician and its saying the ssd isnt running in AHCI mode, but thats because Ive got 2 other HDDs in raid 1. I can only use raid or ahci right? I cant use raid for the HDDs but have AHCI on for the ssd too can I?
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NCQ is clearly working, otherwise 4k and 4kQ32/4k-64thrd scores would be virtually identical, and if NCQ works, AHCI and RAID mode should perform identically for single drives.
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Ive just ran a new crystal test after performing the samsung performance optimizations and OS optimisations too.:




So with sata3 does that mean your limited to 600MB/s transfer speed?
Edited by $ilent - 3/31/14 at 12:05pm
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The only thing that is in my opinion high is the acces times read , when viewing ASSD in iops it shows it is made with 512B . That is the start of the performance with that building block for a good 4K read or write . When the ssd is filled with data the acces times read go up , so a thing to try is to make free space and run the trim utility from the magician .
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What about the limitations of sata 3? I know its 6gbit/s, so with my top speed at the minute being 5gbit/s does that mean it would be pointless to upgrade and buy another SSD for raid 0? Or could I buy many more SSDs because that 4K speeds are nowhere near that 6gbit/s limit?
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What about the limitations of sata 3? I know its 6gbit/s, so with my top speed at the minute being 5gbit/s does that mean it would be pointless to upgrade and buy another SSD for raid 0? Or could I buy many more SSDs because that 4K speeds are nowhere near that 6gbit/s limit?

I have same 830 128GB drive. The second benchmark looks better.
I took this a long time ago... maybe on my Q9550 setup, which would be SATAII.

AS SSD Benchmark



I can run a new bench in a few hours when I get home.
You can run RAID and get 1000MB/s. It is rated per Port, and you use 2 SATAIII ports for RAID = 1200 MB/s.
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So the 600MB/s limit is per port? So if I buy another SSD for raid 0 it wont be limited by those speeds? Your only limited if the single driver goes over 600MB/s?
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So the 600MB/s limit is per port? So if I buy another SSD for raid 0 it wont be limited by those speeds? Your only limited if the single driver goes over 600MB/s?

That is correct.However,more than 3 will not scale.
also:you will need to make a RAID0 array.
 
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