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

Discussion in 'Alienware 14 and M14x' started by anand00x, May 11, 2011.

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  1. vortexblade

    vortexblade Notebook Consultant

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    Sorry for the noob question, but can understand the SATA port supports SATAIII but with SATAII speed. Can I conclude from this that I should buy a SATAII ssd instead of a SATAIII ssd. Because there won't be a performance difference between the 2?
     
  2. nlovejr

    nlovejr Newbie

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    Has anyone updated there RST Driver or reinstalled to see if the issue for
    Sata 3 is fixed
    There is an update on intel support page dated 11-11-11 version 10.8.0.1003
     
  3. too456

    too456 Resident Angry Bird

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    If you have a SATAII port, a SATAII SSD would be enough, but you can get a SATAIII SSD for future-proofing if you want.
     
  4. c69k

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    I have tried it, the same story as before. After installing my SSD speeds drop to SATA 3Gbps. So MSAHCI is still the driver I use.


    I would buy a SATA 6gbps SSD. It should run full speed on your M14X out of box, if not, tweaking will make it work.
     
  5. anand00x

    anand00x Notebook Evangelist

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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

    [​IMG]
     
  6. c69k

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    Anand00X, please tell me which Bios it is, if A06, please give me a link. And ... thanx for making this thread. +rep
     
  7. anand00x

    anand00x Notebook Evangelist

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    I have the A05 installed
     
  8. kugmolicious

    kugmolicious Notebook Enthusiast

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    so no one's tested any SSDs on an M14x with A06 bios?
     
  9. BeastRider

    BeastRider Notebook Evangelist

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    Noob question, what's the easiest way to check if my SSD is running on SATA 3GB/s speeds or SATA 6GB/s speeds without using benchmarks?

    P.S.: Laptop in my sig isn't what I'm talking about. :)
     
  10. c69k

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    Try running this small app:
     

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