My problem is that the SSD as advertised is supposed to be 300 mb/s read/230 mb/s write time and currently this is what I'm getting.
I switched into AHCI mode after installing my operating system because I forgot to switch from IDE to AHCI before I installed the OS. I know on my old computer when I switched into AHCI after being in IDE it gave me a success message after reboot saying it successfully switched whereas I never got that sort of message.
I've tried going to device manager and disabling the cache option and that didn't help.
Any ideas or do you think I should just reformat and make sure it's in AHCI before putting the OS back on?
More aboutread write speeds slow
SSD's never give marketed performance. Compare it to other people's first.
There is a registry tweak you have to do for Windows to see it as AHCI. Is this SATA II or SATA III? My laptop runs SATA II which limits my SSD performance.
Notice how everyone else is getting similar speeds to you. You just got a cheap low end SSD. That's why it's slow.
i already talked to kingston today and they told me my read/writes are well under what it should be and will refund me if they can't find a solution for it
Yes, TRIM is enabled according to command prompt and AHCI is turned on in BIOS.
Would there be any use in wiping the drive clean and starting over making sure AHCI is on before installing OS?
Don't think that would make any difference, as I had it in IDE when I installed the os, then changed it to AHCI. I have an older chipset than you (P55) and I still get much higher scores. Think you should get it replaced tbh