I find this easier to use as the values are more in line with the numbers quoted (such as max 525MB/second). AS-SSD rates the drive differently and gives lower numbers than might be expected.
Numbers will vary, but if you have a SATA3 drive hooked up to a SATA3 connection you should get between 475 and 575 MB/second max (large file size). If so, stop right there. You're good.
When numbers are MAXING at near 130MB/second that's usually because you've hooked up to a SATA1 connection (same for 260MB/second and SATA2).
1. Your SSD manufacturer probably has a list of EXPECTED values and the RECOMMENDED program to compare to. I know OCZ recommends ATTO.
2. Don't forget to update your SSD's firmware if needed, but always backup your data first.
3. Other updates for your motherboard drivers include:
*Make sure the driver is for your EXACT motherboard and version of Windows (i.e. Windows 7 64-bit), although sometimes exceptions can be made if newer drivers are unavailable (i.e. Windows Vista 64-bit driver for Windows 7 64-bit)
a) the main chipset (can also be updated via Intel's site. They have an update tool if you're comfortable with that. May be NEWER than the motherboard site, plus some motherboard sites quit updating.)
b) SATA drivers (some are only needed for installation of Windows. Ignore those.)
c) other (if applicable. If in doubt, do NOT install. FYI, you can re-install the same exact driver without issues).
those speeds might be right. since your using sata2 you wont get the max speed. also as ssd's get smaller the speed also goes down. i believe the numbers that kingston quotes are based on ATTO with an empty drive.
Even with sata2 those speeds should still be higher. They are as low as I would expect from sata1.
If controller is set to AHCI, then the culprit lies on the drivers or this is really the maximum performance that this drive can offer when not empty (I doubt it).
windows 7 x64 takes ~20gb by itself. depending on how much ram you have the pagefile and hybernation files at default settings can take a lot more. so i wouldn't be surprised if they had the ssd near capacity.
i just notice it says the ssd is 50% full.
but i agree if they have it set to IDE that could also explain some of it.
Tried updating the firmware.Still the same.Maybe the SSD really is like that.I google up my ssd and alot of people complaining about the performance of this SSD.I'll try to wait for a new firmware update and if still doesn't improve then i just go for Crucial M4.Thanks
If you're using ONLY a single 60GB for any version of Windows you're probably going to run out of space.
There are Windows Update and System Restore Points, Downloads and new Program Files that begin eating up space.
*You should not exceed 80% used space on any SSD (you can Google the reason if you wish).
**freeing up space:
1. disable Hibernation (Hibernation uses about the same space as your installed RAM, i.e. 4GB for many)
2. Delete or Move any downloads
3. Install Games to a Hard Drive (i.e. Windows/apps on the SSD/C-drive, and Games/Downloads etc on a 2TB hard drive. My STEAM game folder is on a separate hard drive, E-drive)
4. delete all files in the TEMP folder (%temp% in RUN)
5. run Cleanup
Don't forget to make a periodic BACKUP IMAGE (Acronis true Image, Windows 7 Image etc) in case of drive corruption. Always assume your SSD could die at any point and plan accordingly.