Closed Vertex 3 120GB strange test result Tags: SSD Windows 7 Vertex Benchmark Storage Last response: June 25, 2012 3:33 AM in Storage Share shinings June 23, 2012 5:45:50 AM Here's my rig: i5-2500k Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 8GB DDR3 1333 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD I just did a fresh installation of Windows 7 on this SSD drive. Using ATTO benchmark, everything else looks fine except with sizes over 1024 it's showing really slow. This drive is on SATA-3 port in AHCI mode. Similar number ~11MB/s under sequential read/write in AS SSD benchmark. Anyone help please? More about : vertex 120gb strange test result Best solution Dereck47 a b $ Windows 7 a c 525 G Storage June 23, 2012 6:01:52 AM Yes, something is definitely wrong with your drive. Your motherboard has 4 6Gb/s ports. Make sure the drive is connected in AHCI mode to one of the Intel ports (SATA3_0 or SATA3_1), not one of the Marvell 6Gb/s ports. The drive should be on the latest firmware version 2.22. If the drive is on one of the Intel ports with the latest firmware then you should Secure Erase it to restore it to fresh-out-of-the-box condition. Wouldn’t hurt to update your motherboard BIOS to version U1h, which was released yesterday. Share shinings June 25, 2012 3:29:24 AM I was able to find the cause. For some reason, I had the Intel SATA3 ports set as "AHCI", but the Marvell SATA3 ports set as "IDE". As soon as I changed Marvell to "AHCI", it was all good. I still don't understand the logic though. My SSD is connected to the Intel port which was always "AHCI", but oh well. Thank you Dereck! Score 0 Related resources Updating the Firmware on a OCZ Vertex 3 120GB - Forum OCZ Vertex 3 120GB took a fall! - Forum Just bought Vertex 3 OCZ 120gb SSD, not sure if this is worth $300 - Forum 50$ 120GB SSD Vertex 3 - Forum OCZ vertex 3 120GB vs Agility 4 128GB vs Crucial M4 128GB - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shinings June 25, 2012 3:29:46 AM Best answer selected by shinings. Score 0 SR-71 Blackbird a c 400 $ Windows 7 a c 184 G Storage June 25, 2012 3:33:24 AM This topic has been closed by Area51reopened Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources OCZ Vertex 3 vs Samsung 830 -- 120GB Forum $70 OCZ Vertex 3 120gb SATA III smokin deal! Forum OCZ Vertex 3 120GB - Good or bad? Forum 2 OCZ Vertex 3 120gb in raid 0 Forum OCZ Vertex 4 128GB Vs OCZ Agility 3 120GB Forum Is Vertex3 120GB MAX I/OPS worth $$ over normal VERTEX3 120GB ? Forum Replacing Vertex3 Max Iops 120Gb -- Suggestions? Forum 120GB : "OCZ Vertex 3" vs "Crucial M4" vs "Corsair Force Series GT" Forum Vertex3 120GB not performing nearly up to par. Forum Is OCZ Vertex 3 SSD 120GB worth buying? Need advice. Forum OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD vs OCZ Agility 3 120GB SSD 2 5 Forum Performance Increase Vertex 2 vs Agility 3 120GB Forum Vertex 3 120GB+ 3 WD RE4 250GB in Raid0 ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Forum 120gb Vertex3 vs 2 x 60gb Vertex 2 (in raid 0) Forum Vertex 2 120gb 2.5" or 3.5"? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !