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Slow/low Samsung 840 write/read speeds?

I just installed windows on it and ran a benchmark and these are my results:



I see people with results of around 500MB/s. I've gone through this article aswell
http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-ssd-tweaks-for-windows-7/552.html

My motherboard: http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-C43.html
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  1. Make sure it's connected to a sata3 port not the sata2 ports.

    Also, I wouldn't disable pagefile as that has some stability issues, especially for some older programs.
  2. AzuAzu said:
    Make sure it's connected to a sata3 port not the sata2 ports.

    Also, I wouldn't disable pagefile as that has some stability issues, especially for some older programs.


    I have it connected to 1 of these


    I couldn't find where it wanted me to go so i skipped the pagefile step :)
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    Those are SATA2 ports which is probably why.

    The white ones are SATA3, perhaps give that a try.
  4. AzuAzu said:
    Those are SATA2 ports which is probably why.

    The white ones are SATA3, perhaps give that a try.


    Thats embarrassing... i NEVER knew there were SATA connectors there because my graphics card is in the way. Thanks for your help i shall try this tomorrow. :bounce:
  5. AzuAzu said:
    Those are SATA2 ports which is probably why.

    The white ones are SATA3, perhaps give that a try.


    Ok i've pluged the cable into the white SATA3 and these are my results:



    Are these normal, why is my write speed the same as before?
  6. Is your SSD 840 Pro or just 840?

    840 listed specs:
    Sequential Read Up to 540MB/sec
    Sequential Write Up to 250MB/sec

    840 Pro:
    Sequential Read Up to 540MB/sec
    Sequential Write Up to 520MB/sec

    Those numbers look right if yours is 840.
  7. AzuAzu said:
    Is your SSD 840 Pro or just 840?

    840 listed specs:
    Sequential Read Up to 540MB/sec
    Sequential Write Up to 250MB/sec

    840 Pro:
    Sequential Read Up to 540MB/sec
    Sequential Write Up to 520MB/sec

    Those numbers look right if yours is 840.


    Ahh ok, Thank you so much for your help :)
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