So, I'm running a clean install of Windows7 Ultimate x64. I have 4 Crucial 64GB SSD Drives which are very fast drives They are spec'd to run 200MB/s Read, 150MB/s write as a single drive.. I have never installed anything on these drives before and all of this was done from scratch. Look at these drive specs, RAID-0 Setup and my benchmark results... Any ideas????
I think people are getting a little confused about SSDs. They are not meant to be super fast drives that blitz HDDs, rather they have a near instant seek speed compared to HDDs so that random seek operations are faster.
Enablin the write-caching option would indeed show higher standard HDTune benchmark scores; but people should know this benchmark produces WRONG results for RAID arrays. Its a single-queue 32KiB raw benchmark, while filesystems will have a much higher queue depth for sequential access.
If you're on a RAID, be sure to use proper benchmarking utilities. You may think that your performance sucks while in fact its just the benchmark application which is doing things so low-level synthetically that its results are useless. Filesystem performance is actual performance; including all fragmentation and filesystem optimizations.
Enabling the 'Write Caching' option in Intel ICHxR RAID drivers will enhance performance even more, but the first benchmark the OP posted is clearly wrong and this is known to the author of HDTune. But he doesn't want to change the benchmark. Sadly, lots of people think their RAID underperforms because of this and go for a slower solution instead that produces higher HDTune scores.