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Hey guys I just recently picked up a Samsung 850 Pro 512GB, and it seems to be under performing. I ran it through the Samsung Magician software and it is quite a bit slower than my 840 Evo was. Not sure if there is anything I can do in order to increase the speed or if I should wipe it clean and RMA it. Any thoughts are appreciated, thanks!!!thumb.gif

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The only thing that I can think of is, you probably have it connected to one of the ASMedia SATA ports. According to the product page for the the Z97 Deluxe, the ASMedia ports are black. If you do, then that's most likely the problem because these ports kinda suck.


Edited by TwoCables - 11/2/15 at 5:11pm
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The only thing that I can think of is, you probably have it connected to one of the ASMedia SATA ports. According to the product page for the the Z97 Deluxe, the ASMedia ports are black. If you do, then that's most likely the problem because these ports kinda suck.


I'm about 100% sure you are correct here lol

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Had mine on a sata 3.0Gbs connection put it on a 6.0 problem solved
Look under drive info in Magician
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Had mine on a 3.0 connection put it on a 6.0 problem solved

 

This board doesn't have SATA II, just SATA III. It has 4 x SATA III ports on the Intel chipset and 2 x SATA III ports on the ASMedia chip. Usually, poor performance in a situation like this is due to using the inferior proprietary ports, which should be reserved for extremely low-priority drives like optical drives or storage drives that are rarely used (or where speed is of no importance).


Edited by TwoCables - 11/2/15 at 5:16pm
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Lol I will have to check that here shortly.... still very much a noob after almost 2 years thanks guys!
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Lol I will have to check that here shortly.... still very much a noob after almost 2 years thanks guys!

 

You're welcome! I'd love to stick around for the conclusion, but I have to go to sleep. So, you have my apologies if I'm not here when you come back with the Yay or Nay that this was the culprit. lol :)

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Okay well I havent had a chance to switch the sata ports yet (gf had me watching her stories with her last night lol) but I did take a look at where I plugged them in. They are totally plugged into the black ports, not the 6gb/s connectors. So once I get home from work I will make the swap, run a benchmark and see where we are then.
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Also if youre on win 10 dont use the software if you are on 8.1 or 7 its fine run the rapid feature and tune system performance profile for pc choose one suites youre needs i fpund out gping from diff versions and not setting it right lost alot of performance. But i cannot test myself as software doesnt see drives if you raid them.
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Also if youre on win 10 dont use the software if you are on 8.1 or 7 its fine run the rapid feature and tune system performance profile for pc choose one suites youre needs i fpund out gping from diff versions and not setting it right lost alot of performance. But i cannot test myself as software doesnt see drives if you raid them.

The newest version of Magician, 4.8, now supports Windows 10.
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