07-04-2013 12:27 PM - edited 07-04-2013 01:14 PM
I recently installed a M500 240 GB SSD. After a fresh install of windows 8, I ran AS SSD benchmark to see if everything seemed in order.
Although I do not need to set speed records, it appears to me that these results are really sub par. I will, however, be happy to settle for these scores, if I feel confident that they are what I can reasonably expect in my system specs.
You see I have an ASUS P5NE SLI motherboard. It does not support AHCI, it has 'only' SATA 2. I installed the latest nForce SATA driver for the motherboard but that only made things a tad slower.
So maybe, with limitations like that, I should settle for these scores? what do you think? Part of me feels that, even in SATA2, there should be higher scores. I need to know if there are any remaining options I could try BEFORE I install my other software on this drive (as some options might be destructive).
Am I good to go?
PS: yes I noticed this sticky: http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD-Knowledge/I-m-not-achieving-the-benchmark-speeds-... and it seems I tried most of it. But that post does not address when I ought to be satisfied.
Thank you so much in advance.
07-04-2013 03:18 PM
I have an m500 on sata 2 and it looks spot on to me.
Higher sequential speeds require sata 3.
Higher 4k-64thrd speeds require NCQ (from AHCI)
Mine is benchmarking about 10% faster across the board but it's Intel chipset and one thing SSD's taught is that in the old days - Intel made much better sata controllers than everyone else. It's just the drives were too slow to notice until SSD's came along!
07-04-2013 03:27 PM