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Slow Samsung 840 SSD

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January 1, 2013 10:06:09 PM

My motherBoard is sata 2 compatible, the SSD is sata 3, so I am losing 3 gbits/s there.
But theoretically I should be getting 3 gbit/s on the tests, correct?

*FYI, the drive is actually alot faster than my old drive. I just meant slow in
comparison to the offered 6 gbit/s it sports

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January 1, 2013 10:16:18 PM

I was under the impression 200 mb/s was sata I speeds?
a c 504 G Storage
January 1, 2013 10:37:27 PM

warfront1 said:
I was under the impression 200 mb/s was sata I speeds?

SATA 1 (1.5Gb/s) speeds are from 1MB/s to 150MB/s.
SATA 2 (3Gb/s) speeds are from 151MB/s to 300MB/s.
SATA 3 (6Gb/s) speeds are from 301MB/s to 600MB/s.
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a c 85 G Storage
January 1, 2013 11:57:02 PM

You never achieve the theoretical speeds of the SATA ports/standards. Just keep that in mind. Also, you are comparing apples to oranges here with gigaBITS vs. megaBYTES.

Looks like you are actually doing okay. Have fun!
a b G Storage
January 2, 2013 6:01:39 AM

Your numbers are fine!