Poor SSD speeds Kingston HperX 3K 120Gb

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  1. Biff0r

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    I bought a new Kingston HyperX 3K few months back and only just got around to installing.

    I already had a IntelX25 160Gb drive and was impressed with performance.
    I ran it through CrystalDiskmark today and it appears to be fairly slow.

    I have original image from my X25 and also for the HyperX.

    Anyone confirm these are rubbish speeds?

    I did find out also today my BIOS had reset back to IDE rather than AHCI, plus few other things, did have a power outage otherday.

    Thanks in advance

    HyperX Speeds:
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    They look like perfectly reasonable speeds to me, a hard drive would be getting around 2-3MB/s on the 4k tests so that's definitely the sorts of speed an SSD should be getting.
     
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    only reason why is my X25 gets this and on SATA 2 where above is suppose to be SATA3
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    yeah they look way out, ive a 4 year old ocz core getting better than that, what mainboard is this?
     
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    Gigabyte x58a UDR3.
     
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    just to be sure you do have the ssd connected to the specific port allocated to sata3 6Gbs ?
    but anyway, via google it seems a lot of people complaining about that board and its appalling sata3 6Gbs performance using raid 0 arrays thought by the sound of it its simply the higher throughput that's the problem if a single ssd can cause the issue as well.
    most seem to blame the marvel controller used on that board so maybe they have foud a workround via firmware, check the download page on gigabytes site to see if theres an updatd bios or firmware for the marvel controller.
    otherwise its down to obtaining a sata 6Gbs card to bypass the marvel chip.
     
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    I rechecked the ports after reading above and also on google, it appears I did plug into wrong ports, not all the white ones are SATA3 only port 5/6 are, thanks and here latest results. Only now worried that my X25 isnt as good now :/
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    hehe that's why i asked, but good on you for reaffirming occams razor
     
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    cheers :D
     

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