SSD slow on A55M-DS2

I was wondering if anyone could help me with this?

I recently bough a 128 Gb Crucial SSD. I performed speed tests in both Windows and Ubunutu and I can only get read speeds of upto about 270 Mb/s whilist I should be getting faster speeds. My system configuration is as follows:

Motherboard: Gigabyte A55M-DS2
CPU: AMD A4:3300
RAM: Generic single channel 4GB DDR3

The motherboard claims to have SATA 3 ports but from the speeds I'm getting it looks like my SSD is running at SATA 2 speeds. I have set the mainboard to operate in AHCI mode and am using a proper SATA 3 cable. I have also updated the motherboard chipset drivers to the latest versions from the AMD website.

Can anyone offer any insight into why I am getting low speeds. I know that my Mainboard is budget board but it is advertised as a SATA 3 board.

Many Thanks for your advice on this.
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  1. I am running into the a similar problem with a Vertex 3.

    I did everything on this page here: http://www.computing.net/howtos/show/solid-state-drive-ssd-tweaks-for-windows-7/552.html

    It helped me a little. My speeds are still well below what Tom's said a Vertex 3 would run. Especially the write speeds. I hope you have better luck than I do.
  2. Hi Voodooking,

    I haven't been able to increase the speed. I think it must be down to the Motherboard chipset. I think I'll have to upgrade at some point.
  3. How did you perform the speed test? Different programs are used and they give different results. That being said, one does need to make sure that everything is up to date. I had to flash my Bios to a new version and that helped as well.

    FYI: I now use Bench 32 by ATTO software. That is the same one that Toms uses and it says my drive is doing 500/400 ish. That is closer to advertised.
  4. chazne said:
    The motherboard claims to have SATA 3 ports but from the speeds I'm getting it looks like my SSD is running at SATA 2 speeds.


    Sorry, but you misread the specs for your motherboard. The motherboard has SATA 3Gb/s ports, which is SATA 2.

    Here's the link if you need additional info: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3998#sp
  5. Thanks Dereck47, you're right I was being dumb.
  6. No problem; easy mistake to make.
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