Hello, decided to finally join the SSD crowd, I bought a Samsung 830 128gb when it was on sale a week ago to install in my system to make it snappier. Although the boot up times, shut down times are night and day compared to my WD 1TB black drive I had as a OS drive before - I decided to run some benchmarks on it. The speeds are pretty bad compared to some of the ones I have been looking at online.
First off the installation of Windows 7 64 Bit Pro took over an hour to complete the CD drive seemed to just stop spinning while installing then kick back on again. After I got it installed the system would hang up when booting on starting windows screen for a good minute, I remedied that with a chipset driver update. The slow installation of Windows I later found out may have been due to a setting in the bios being enabled such as Legacy Floppy Drive and some other ones I quite don't remember - if it were not for the boot hang being fixed I would have done another fresh install of Windows.
I know Im running it on a SATA 3gb connection but I would of thought of better performance since some programs don't faster than they did with the HD, I have 51gb of space left so its not full for TRIM and Garbage collection.
You have six 3Gb/s ports. 4 native AMD ports and 2 Marvell ports.
Verify that your drive is connected to one of the AMD ports (SATA1).
Wow thanks Dereck! It seems I completely overlooked the simplest thing, I had it plugged into the AMD SATA2 port not 1. Puzzling to me how everything else worked fine but just write speeds were effected.