Solved How to get the most out of my SSD Tags: SSD SATA How To Storage Product Last response: August 28, 2011 3:16 AM in Storage Share m1ke1991 August 17, 2011 8:47:40 PM I ordered an OCZ vertex 3 recently. I'm suppose to be getting these speeds... Performance Sustained Sequential Read up to 500 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps) up to 280 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps) Sustained Sequential Write up to 450 MB/s (SATA 6Gbps) up to 260 MB/s (SATA 3Gbps) It doesn't seem that I am though. I read somewhere that I was suppose to turn AHCI mode on. Was that suppose to be done before windows was installed or can it be changed now that windows is installed? My Seq read/write is 179/114... My mobo doesn't support 6gb/s so I purchased a card for it (I think). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Can someone tell me whats going on? More about : ssd Best solution JackNaylorPE a c 94 G Storage August 17, 2011 9:48:41 PM http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/70822-ssd-tweaks-o... http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/windows-7-and-ssds-setup... http://thessdreview.com/category/ssd-guides/optimizatio... tecmo34 a c 142 G Storage August 17, 2011 11:27:49 PM AHCI is suppose to be enabled before you install Windows 7 but you can switch it after the fact by using the information in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 Here is an article showing the benefits of tweaks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-performance-twe... As for performance, you might be seeing a limitation of the SATA III PCIe controller card, as the low end add on cards don't necessary provide the best performance, unfortunately Related resources Getting the most out of my SSD ? What to install - Forum Will I get the most out of an SSD drive ? - Forum How do I know if I'm getting the most out of my hardware? - Forum Which kind of programs benefit most by SSD ? - Forum SSD space loss--tried most simple recommendations! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer m1ke1991 August 19, 2011 6:42:13 PM I assume I'm not suppose to install anything for this 6gb/s card I installed, right? I guess I'll reformat my computer again. Anything else I should do besides make sure AHCI mode is on? tecmo34 a c 142 G Storage August 19, 2011 9:20:05 PM You will want to install the latest Intel RST driver for your motherboard, depending on if an Intel motherboard, as well. Otherwise, make sure to install latest AMD drivers m1ke1991 August 20, 2011 6:38:17 PM Where would I find RST drivers for an x58 extreme asrock intel mobo? I checked the website under downloads, and didn't see them. o.O tecmo34 a c 142 G Storage August 20, 2011 7:18:54 PM Here is where you download it... http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&...®+Rapid+Storage+Technology&lang=eng m1ke1991 August 20, 2011 7:46:05 PM Thanks. Will this do any good for me now? or do I need to reload windows for this to do anything? tecmo34 a c 142 G Storage August 20, 2011 8:02:27 PM No, you just have to install the driver you downloaded. m1ke1991 August 28, 2011 12:51:30 AM Alright, I'm about to reformat this comp again in order to set this SSD up correctly. What is my list of things to do before and after the reformat. Settings and downloads at such. Has it all been mentioned here already? m1ke1991 August 28, 2011 3:16:16 AM bumpbumpbumpbump Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMost durable steel case out there? ForumMost reliable SSD ForumWill this PC MAX most game's out there? ForumCan i get the most out of this SSD ForumWhat measurement/factor is most important when buying a new SSD ? ForumMost reliable ssd that isn't too expensive? ForumWhat is the fastest and most reliable SATA II SSD ? ForumTRYING TO GET THE MOST OUT OF MY I7-920 ForumWhat is the most RELIABLE SSD for around $200 ForumSSD swap for Avatar 145A2 Ultrabook? Forum[Solved] Moving OS files to new SSD Forum[Solved] How They recovers Data? ForumSsd ForumSSD really worth it? Forum[Solved] SSD doesnt regain space after uninstalls More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !