First of all i would like to say i have spent nearly 3-4 hours following ALL guides posted in the sticky on optimization and everything is up to date. I have the Corsair Force GT 90GB SSD which is advertised at 555 MB/s read and 505 MB/s Write. I ran HDTune and am only getting about 417 MB/s max for my read, and cant test the write. Does anyone have any input on making it perform quicker?
My mobo is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Two of the "usual suspects" when getting less-than expected SSD speed: check that your SSD is on a SATA-3 port (not a 3Gbps SATA-2 port) and verify that AHCI is selected as the controller mode in BIOS.
If you've already installed Windows and find your controller mode in BIOS is IDE, there is a Registry tweak you need to make before you change BIOS to ACHI, otherwise you won't be able to boot into Windows.
[edited to add:] Try a different SATA cable and a different SATA-3 port. Not all SATA cables are created equal, and it's not unknown for a port to be defective.
SO people were wrong on Newegg reviews when most of said they were getting FASTER times than advertised? Also, im pretty sure all of my ports are Sata, and how do i tell if its plugged into Intel or Marvell? There like 3 sets of 2 Sata ports stacked on top of eachother and i plugged my SSD into the first slot SATA0_3 i think is what it was.