I'm running it on the 6GB port of my P8Z68 LX motherboard.
Currently, I have a Celeron G530 that I used to update the MoBo BIOS. I'm using it until my i5 3570K gets replaced via RMA.
When testing it with Sandra, I achieved a score of about 256MB read. 0.056ms seek time. Don't get me wrong, this is fast. REALLY FAST. But seeing as benchamrks for this drive usually see around 500MB/s read, I feel I should be running twice as fast as I am.
Is there any way to be sure I'm running at the full 6GB/s SATA capacity? (I'm using the 6Gb/s port with a 6Gb/s cable that came with the board.)
Processor limitation? (HDtach only saw 4% CPU usage for read.)
Okay, so this guy is getting over 1000MB/s with two of my SSD's in RAID-0 Meaning the speed of each is running at LEAST 500MB/s. Was there a firmware update that affected this perhaps? Maybe it's a cache setting or pefetch setting in windows?
Was there a firmware update that affected this perhaps? Maybe it's a cache setting or pefetch setting in windows?
The latest firmware version for your drive is 2.22.
In Device Manager you can see if "Enable write caching on the device" is checked.
If you’re not satisfied with your current performance your only option (which still may not resolve your problem) is to start over with a fresh install.
1.) Update your motherboard’s BIOS to version 3904
2.) Backup any needed data and Secure Erase your SSD to restore it to fresh-out-of-the-box condition
3.) Disconnect all drives from your motherboard and clear the cmos
4.) Connect your drive in AHCI mode to port SATA6G_2 (assuming you previously had it connected to SATA6G_1). Also leave any other drives disconnected until Windows installation is complete.
5.) Install Windows. Don’t format the drive or pre-install any drivers. Let Windows format the drive and install its own default drivers.
6.) After Windows installation is complete you can update any drivers and connect any remaining drives.
7.) Download and run ATTO benchmark