Performance can vary depending on hardware configurations, software, and more. These simple steps will ensure your SSD is configured correctly:
1. Check what SATA speed your motherboard supports (SATA-I, SATA-II or SATA-III), as this will limit the potential speed of your SSD. SATA-I supports only 100-120 Megabytes per second and SATA-II supports only 250-270 MB/sec in most real-world testing.
2. Ensure your system is set to run in AHCI mode and the latest AHCI drivers are installed.
3. If it's a desktop, try using a different SATA port and SATA cable.
4. Ensure the latest firmware is installed on your SSD. You can find the firmware updates here.
5. Ensure the partition on the drive is aligned correctly. If you cloned your drive, we suggest a fresh install of the operating system.
6. Disable drive indexing and defrag.
7. Update system BIOS, chipset drivers, and SATA controller drivers.