So I recently purchased a Corsair Force 3 SSD 120GB. Even though I heard some issues with read/write speeds, I decided to pull the trigger anywhere given my flawless experience with Corsair.
Well, not that I regret it because I don't mind a little due diligence to fix any prevailing issue, but I wish mine wasn't the following:
When running the SSD through A-SSD benchmark it is saying my sequential read/write speeds are 1256MB/S | 45MB/S.... Yes, that's right, one thousand two hundred and fifty six MB/S. And yes, the write speeds are terrible. 45MB/S? It should be 510MB/S.
Now, I read that this is a bit of an issue, but that doesn't explain the astronomical read speeds. I ran my older 60GB Corsair drive and those results came back at 150MB/S | 69MB/S respectively. This isn't good for that drive either as those speeds were supposed to be in the 200s.
When I ran a PCMark 7 test, it was a little more difficult to understand the read backs as it didn't give me any sequential numbers and just scores/results based on performing tasks. But those numbers were all under 100 MB/S also.
Do you guys think this is an issue with my drives, or should I try a different benchmark? Maybe my A-SSD is an outdated version? What simple benchmark do you all recommend to get accurate sequential read/write results?
Thanks, as always, in advanced. I'd be lost without Tom's Hardware.
My drive is from over a year ago, so it is possible that is the difference. But, I just rechecked me specifications and I believe the drive should be faster.
Hmm, maybe this is a motherboard issue. I am going to try and update the BIOS and see if I missed anything when I updated the driver components on my mobo.
I did read on the Corsair SSD Firmware Flash instructions that updated the mobo BIOS can fix a lot of HD issues.
Could it be the fact that my mobo is SATA II connections? I know this Force Series 3 supports SATA III. Maybe that is what I need to get the full results. But still, I don't think the difference between SATA II and SATA III justifies such a poor difference in performance.