14x SATA II, SATA III Benchmark Comparison - BIOS Enabled or Disabled Discussion

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  1. anand00x

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    The 4 drives being tested
    Kingston SNVP325-S2 128GB SATA II 3.0 Gb-s

    OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III 6.0 Gb-s

    OCZ 120 GB Vertex 2 SATA II 3.0 GB-s

    Intel X25-M G2 Vertex 2 SATA II 3.0GB-s

    Intel 120GB 510 SATA III 6.0 Gb-s


    UPDATE Corsair Force 3 120GB SATA III firmware V 1.33 Works with no BSOD's so far view below for benchmarks


    Below are the atto disk and WEI scores for the Kingston 128GB SATA II drive in the M14x
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    Vertex 3 SATA III benchmarks in the M14x
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    Same Vertex 3 SATA III benchmark in my Desktop setup
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    Intel X-25 M G2 benchmark
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    Intel 120GB 510 benchmark w/o RST
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    UPDATE BACK TO BSOD's w/ vertex 3 w/ RST and w/o RST maybe someone else will have better luck with the vertex 3

    Vertex 3 on the M14x : achieving 500+ MBs using these steps on Read
    Write is still very sporadic
    Installed Vertex 3 again using these steps thanks ted264 +1

    1. Fresh install W7x64
    2. Install Wifi Drivers from resource disk
    3. Windows Update (restart)
    4. Install all drivers from Resource disk except RST and SATA drivers (restart)

    2 benchmarks one after step 3
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    One after step 4
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    UPDATE
    UPDATED ALIENWARE BIOS to the latest BIOS AS OF 8/24/2011 A05
    CORSAIR FORCE 3 120GB SATA 3 HD with updated 1.33 firmware
    EVERYTHING INSTALLED WITH IRST etc

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    6.9 for the Kingston 128GB?? That sounds a little bit off...

    Have you installed Intel (Rapid Storage Technology) driver? just asking

    on my SSD with the Intel G2 80GB I get 7.7
     
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    Not sure why it was so low maybe it wasn't installed. I wont ever know know just took it out and installed vertex 3. I was hoping for 500+ Reads and writes but getting a little more than half that but on the lower sized files its twice the speed of the SATA II kingston.
     
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    I don't think you are going to reach those 500Mb read/write speeds because the M14x HDD port is only a Sata II 3.0GB port.

    So even if you use a Sata III 6.0GB SSD it will automatically downclock to Sata II speeds
     
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    So it does not support SATA III that sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I am just going to stick my vertex 2 in this machine and hook the vertex 3 up to my Maximus IV what a waste of time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I might be wrong but M14x do support SATA III
    Manual can be found here
    It seem like your SSD drive is a SATA II drive, that's why it show that
     
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    Yea it can "Support" Sata III but it doesn't mean it'll run at Sata III speeds.

    We have Sata II ports. The Sata ports are all backwards compatible thats why a Sata III SSD will work with the M14x Sata II port

    Serial ATA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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