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Corsair SSD problem

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February 23, 2012 7:30:47 PM

Hello. I am having problem with my Corsair NOVA Sata 2 ssd 60gb. It is running very very slow and it takes almost 2 min to just boot and shut down. my programs take forever to open etc. I put on my hdd back on to see if it was my system but it wasn't. It works fine with my HDD. Is this Drive just broken? They say that i should get Reads up to 270 mb/s and Write up to 240 MB/s. My Reads is 200 mb/s and write is about 30 mb/s and sometimes go as low as 5 mb/s

does anyone know whats wrong with it?

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a c 119 G Storage
February 23, 2012 7:44:21 PM

How much of the 60gb capacity have you used up? Is this drive for the OS? Did you enable AHCI when you installed the drive? Have you updated the firmware? Did you disable hibernate and move the page file to a different hdd?
February 23, 2012 7:58:21 PM

well it just as the OS drive with a few little things. I used up only about 10gb. i have a external drive that i keep all my files on. I Don't Know how to enable AHCI, I can't find it in my bios. my motherboard is a Biostar N68S3B. I don't think it has AHCI but I still don't think that my 5 year old hdd suppose to be faster than my ssd even if it isn't on AHCI
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a c 119 G Storage
February 23, 2012 8:25:40 PM

What about the other questions?
February 23, 2012 8:35:28 PM

there no firmware for the NOVA SATA 2 60gb and no i didnt disable hibernate and move the page file to a different hdd
February 25, 2012 6:45:32 PM

Just to be clear, you are only using 10GB, and the drive shows 50GB free space?
a c 119 G Storage
February 25, 2012 7:07:28 PM

A 60gb hard drive will not show 60gb to start with it will show about 55gb after formating. So having used up 10gb it should show 45gb.
February 25, 2012 7:21:42 PM

yeah i have 45gb right now. even if i use about 10gb of space. i still don't think it should be that slow. It was already slow when i was installing windows 7 on it. when it only had only windows 7 on it. it was still taking minutes just to turn on. and it will take a long time to open up chrome or firefox. Maybe the drive is bad?
a c 119 G Storage
February 25, 2012 7:27:18 PM

If the drive has been like that since you bought it then yes there could be something wrong with it and it is not supposed to be like that. I would contact support and start an RMA process. At least you will get some idea of what it could be if the drive is not defective.
a b G Storage
February 25, 2012 8:15:40 PM

Return it to where you purchased if at all possible, corsair ssds are beyond horrible imo. If you end up in the rma cycle you are stuck with it.
February 26, 2012 6:15:16 AM

Take it back like tomatthe said, the Corsair SSD's are the most unreliable SSD's I have ever used, and you will be stuck in an endless rma cycle like I am.