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New SSD, low speeds?

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September 26, 2012 11:49:06 PM

Hello I've been running some performance checks on my comp recently and noticed my SSD is running slower than advertised. I figured it wouldn't run at max speed but thought it would be faster than this. By the way this is my first ssd so be gentle XD

The ssd I have is:

Here is a link to a screen shot of a test ran today. And I set my comp to ACHI mode in the bios before I installed windows 7

Any advice on how to speed this up a bit would be much appreciated.

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a b G Storage
September 27, 2012 12:22:21 AM

what your full spec.
a c 116 G Storage
September 27, 2012 12:50:47 AM

You need change IDE to AHCI, because you can see the "pciide-BAD".
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September 27, 2012 1:45:53 AM

I've already changed it into AHCI mode before I installed OS on the drive. And when I looked into doing the regedit the value was 0 and not 3.

Asrock 970 Extreme 3
AMD FX 4170
GTX 550ti
8gb of 1333 ram

lemme know if you need anymore information.

Was trying to update firmware but didn't seem like it did update
a c 116 G Storage
September 27, 2012 4:39:13 AM

Double check in the BIOS.

"pciide-BAD" means that your drive is in IDE mode.
You need to see some thing like "MSAHCI - OK" or "AMD sata-OK" means that your drive is in AHCI mode.
September 27, 2012 5:40:18 AM

I dont want to be a party pooper but are you connected to a sata 3,2 or 1 port ?
if your not connected to a sata 3 you will not see anything higher than 250-300
September 27, 2012 5:56:31 AM

yea thats the slot I switched it to to get rid of the pciide bad error, any other thoughts for the speeds to go up?

thanks for the reply.
a c 113 G Storage
September 27, 2012 7:34:31 AM

make sure you downloaded the newest amd chipset drivers. also a lot of the ssd test using all ones or all zero test and not a mixed test. also hdtune can read the ssd info and show you if the firmware been updated.
a c 116 G Storage
September 27, 2012 2:21:40 PM

I just find out that your SSD is Async NAND, mean low speed. And here is link for review:

So you can't do anything to get good score for that. I will say get the good SSD like SAMSUNG 830, Crucial M4, Intel.
September 27, 2012 2:50:06 PM

ah that makes sense then thanks for finding that. As far as updating the firmware though its not letting me. Keep gettting an error. I downloaded the updater tool and files from their site and I'm matching the correct signature numbers.

FATAL_ERROR: Firmware download failed with error: (ECode:00000057)

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a c 116 G Storage
September 27, 2012 3:52:35 PM

I think the firmware (C3G) you have maybe is the newer one.

If the SSD is fine you don't need to update the firmware, I know some companies don't have good support online. You can google to see what the other ADATA user say about the SSD. Good Luck.
September 28, 2012 6:19:47 PM

Best answer selected by i3lackcat777.