SSD seems very slow?

Asus mother board / P8h61_mx
December 5, 2015 at 02:54:54
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, Intel i3-3220/4gB
Hi, I have an Intel X25-M 80Gb ( Sata2 ) as my O/S drive coupled to a spinner with two partitions, a page file and a data . The Intel gives the speed as per Intel specs.i.e 244/81.
I have recently tried two Sata3 drives namely a Corsair and a Sandisk. Both of these show speeds practically the same as the Sata2 , which is considerably lower than what they should.
My BIOS has AHCI enabled and also in the Device Manager. The M/B has four Sata3 connectors, I get the same results whichever of the four I connect too.
The BIOS is the latest.
Can anyone offer a solution, please.

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December 5, 2015 at 14:38:19
You can try something like Conceptronic PCI-Express Expansion card with Sata 3

The benchmark result should show a big improvement.

You will notice very little difference in actual usage.

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December 6, 2015 at 02:05:12
johnw, thank you for your reply. The M/B has four Sata 3 connectors so I don't think adding a Sata3 card would alleviate the problem.
I appreciate that I would see little difference in real time if I did have an uplift in speed.
The second tip you posted was very good, however, I had all of the tips covered except for the cable replacement, I will try that now.
Again, thanks,

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December 6, 2015 at 02:09:08
"so I don't think adding a Sata3 card would alleviate the problem"

" I will try that now"
Fingers crossed Eddie.

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December 6, 2015 at 20:02:14
If the SATA cable you are using is a SATA 2 cable then you cannot achieve SATA 3 speeds so make sure that the 'new' cable is actually rated as SATA 3.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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December 11, 2015 at 06:46:48
I think you will find that there is no difference between them.
Several tests were done and the conclusion was, no difference.

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