i got an intel 520 series 120gb ssd in my system which seems awfully slow. In CrystalDiskMark it only has a read Speed of 368mb/s and a write speed of 155mb/s (sequential). My Mobo is a Asrock z77 extreme 4, the ssd is connected a sata 6gb/s port that is controlled by the z77 chipset (not a third party one). Also the Drive is about 79% but i dont know if that would affect a ssd. Do i need some additional Drivers?
I would love to post a screenshot of the results here but i cant figure out how to upload a picture :P.
its completely new, i just installed the intel ssd toolbox and everything was still at a 100%. Do i need to plug it in some port on the Asrock z77 extreme 4 in particular? Becuase i optimized everything through intel ssd toolbox and the results didnt change. Now that i freed it up a bit, its 69% full
now i just had a look into my bios and the port is indeed sata3, but im still a bit unsure if maybe the port im using uses a third party controller which causes the speed to be so slow, im gonna download crystaldiskinfo now
yeah but without uploading it to some image hosting site, also the drive is in ahci mode, sata 3 with all the latest intel drivers and programs. i really dont get it. Is my drive broken? I mean in all programs like crystaldiskmark the status is good
Go to windows start enter CMD enter this in cmd winsat disk -drive c
(Mines a little slow at the moment ive got games and programs running from the disc afecting the speed test)
This is useualy more accurate than 3rd party disc benchmark softwhere if its still to low it maybe you need new firmware from intel for the ssd driver if that still dosent fix things it may be a duff drive