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Yeah, for the MoBo. Your bios should be 1602. SSD's don't have driver to my knowledge.
I'll update it real quick i'm at 1501..
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I don't mind if the sata 3 port messes up occasionally but i want to be able to use it and get faster speeds than the sata 2 port.. doesn't make sense
The problem isn't that it messes up occasionally; the real problem is that current SATA 6Gb/s controller are slower than Intel ones at the tasks that SSDs are ideally suited for, namely small/random file access. Current SATA 6 Gb/s controllers might be faster than Intel's built-ins in large file transfers (sequential access), but Intel will win out every time in Random access because it's flat out superior.
    
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Make sure you have the latest firmware for your SSD:
http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
(Follow the instructions carefully - your SSD needs to be on a SATA II port for the update to work, among many other variables.)

Set your mobo BIOS to ACHI for the SATA III controller.

Make sure you have the latest SATA III Controller Driver for your OS. Not sure if its JMicron or Marvell on your mobo.
    
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Make sure you have the latest firmware for your SSD:
http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
(Follow the instructions carefully - your SSD needs to be on a SATA II port for the update to work, among many other variables.)

Set your mobo BIOS to ACHI for the SATA III controller.

Make sure you have the latest SATA III Controller Driver for your OS. Not sure if its JMicron or Marvell on your mobo.


Yes you need the latest Firmware upgrade for your SSD, the site he linked will explain the process in doing that. Then make sure your Bios is the latest, Other than that.. if your MB manufacturer has not released better Marvell drivers.. your better off in the Sata II ports for now.
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if the Sata3 ports are Marvel, have you set it to AHCI mode, and did you do this before you installed Win7?
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if the Sata3 ports are Marvel, have you set it to AHCI mode, and did you do this before you installed Win7?
Yes I am in AHCI mode and i've been running in that mode for a while now..

I updated the bios and the SSD firmware and still my max is 174MBs?
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Oh, I forgot to ask - how long is your SATA cable? It's my understanding that it cannot be longer than 18" for full bandwidth.
    
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Oh, I forgot to ask - how long is your SATA cable? It's my understanding that it cannot be longer than 18" for full bandwidth.
It's not long, maybe 12-14"
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Yes you need the latest Firmware upgrade for your SSD, the site he linked will explain the process in doing that. Then make sure your Bios is the latest, Other than that.. if your MB manufacturer has not released better Marvell drivers.. your better off in the Sata II ports for now.

what benchmark are you using?

Use AS SD.... Some of the others will not give good results
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what benchmark are you using?

Use AS SD.... Some of the others will not give good results
I was using HD Tune pro, I was looking for a quick tool to use.

i downloaded that one and while its plugged into my 1 sata port i'm getting 269/355 reads and 138/140 writes sequential of course..
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