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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.

 

All of your SATA ports are 6 Gb/s (SATA III). All I've been saying is that the black ones are on the inferior ASMedia controller.

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@TwoCables you are the best, that was totally my issue. haha well now I know to make sure to plug my ssds in the correct spot! Thanks again!!

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Whew! I'm glad that it was this simple and easy. I admit that I had my doubts because computers. Yeah, because computers. Y'know? lol :)

 

Anyway, yeah always reserve those third-party SATA controllers for things like optical drives and/or very low-priority drives.

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Yeah always love an easy solution!!
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Mine is the same slow speed however I am in the 6gb slot.... Reloaded Windows to ensure ahci.
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post #16 of 26
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Mine is the same slow speed however I am in the 6gb slot.... Reloaded Windows to ensure ahci.

 

You're not understanding something. He had his drive connected to a SATA III port, but it was an ASMedia-controlled port. That was the problem (it's a problem that anyone would experience). The solution was to connect it to one of his Intel-controlled SATA III ports because the Intel controller is superior to all others.

 

What motherboard do you have?

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You're not understanding something. He had his drive connected to a SATA III port, but it was an ASMedia-controlled port. That was the problem (it's a problem that anyone would experience). The solution was to connect it to one of his Intel-controlled SATA III ports because the Intel controller is superior to all others.

What motherboard do you have?

Sorry, didn't finish my post and left out a lot of information. My iPhone is having issues on Tapatalk,

I have a ASUS P6X58D Premium with 2 grey 6GB ports and 4 light blue 3GB ports. When I first did my load I was in IDE. I reloaded the drive after I changed to AHCI however the drive was still listed as IDE.

I just activated Rapid mode in Samsung Magician and the benchmark has changed from 403/248 to 1949/3197.
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Sorry, didn't finish my post and left out a lot of information. My iPhone is having issues on Tapatalk,

I have a ASUS P6X58D Premium with 2 grey 6GB ports and 4 light blue 3GB ports. When I first did my load I was in IDE. I reloaded the drive after I changed to AHCI however the drive was still listed as IDE.

 

I know it's too late, but you don't have to reinstall Windows when you switch from IDE to AHCI (or even from AHCI to IDE). All you have to do is make a change to the Registry, reboot, switch modes, and then go back into Windows.

 

AHCI is a mode for IDE. The drives will still show up as IDE. "AHCI" stands for "Advanced Host Controller Interface". It's an IDE mode. I know it's confusing, but they won't show up as AHCI because that's not the same kind of thing as what IDE is. Don't confuse IDE with PATA. ;) We only started calling it PATA when SATA came out, but PATA has always been PATA, not IDE. I admit though that when I see "IDE", I still think of the old PATA connector and the big ribbon cable. lol

 

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I just activated Rapid mode in Samsung Magician and the benchmark has changed from 403/248 to 1949/3197.

 

Yeah, that's artificial though due to the way their benchmark works. You're not really getting that speed in real-world use. If you are noticing a big improvement to your speed though, then that's a good enough reason for me to leave RAPID Mode on. I leave mine disabled though because it consumes a bunch of memory without giving me any noticeable difference in performance.


Edited by TwoCables - 11/3/15 at 9:40pm
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I know it's too late, but you don't have to reinstall Windows when you switch from IDE to AHCI (or even from AHCI to IDE).

AHCI is a mode for IDE. The drives will still show up as IDE. "AHCI" stands for "Advanced Host Controller Interface". It's an IDE mode. I know it's confusing, but they won't show up as AHCI because that's not the same kind of thing as what IDE is. Don't confuse IDE with PATA. wink.gif


Yeah, that's artificial though due to the way their benchmark works. You're not really getting that speed in real-world use. If you are noticing a big improvement to your speed though, then that's a good enough reason for me to leave RAPID Mode on. I leave mine disabled though because it consumes a bunch of memory without giving me any noticeable difference in performance.

Understand, something is still wrong then. I'm more curious as to what the problem is then the speed of the drive.
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Understand, something is still wrong then. I'm more curious as to what the problem is then the speed of the drive.

 

The problem is, the SATA III controller on this board is a Marvell 9128 controller, which unfortunately is complete garbage. It's worse than ASMedia! You are seriously better off using the Intel-controlled SATA II ports on your motherboard.

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