Why are my SSD speeds so awful??

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#1 Posted by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -

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It's much faster than my old HDD, but shouldn't it be better than this?? It says It's aligned fine and it is in AHCI.

I know it's OCZ and they are crap, but I got it dirt cheap from a good friend.

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#2 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (24556 posts) -

Looks about right, writes are a bit slow. If that's a 64gb, that is 100% normal.

from my laptop's agility 3 it's 70-80% full (120gb model)

you are on sata 6gb/s right? the agility 3 is slow for incompressible data, which is what that benchmark is for.

ATTO, will show you more likeable values.

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Vertex 3's in RAID 0 on my desktop for comparison

vertex 3's are noticibly faster

agility 3 is a good drive as well

agility 4 and vertex 4 are garbo tho

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#3 Posted by Fizzman (9892 posts) -

Agility is the entry level from OCZ. Those numbers dont look wrong.

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#4 Posted by Byshop (17502 posts) -

agility 4 and vertex 4 are garbo tho

JigglyWiggly_

Vertex 4's are fine. I have half a dozen of them and no issues. Here are the benches for a pair of Vertex 4s I have, a 128 and 256, respectively:

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To the Op:

Yeah, the Agility drives are not speed demons by SSD standards, but they are still a hell of a lot faster than a standard HD.

-Byshop

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#5 Posted by Byshop (17502 posts) -

If it makes you feel any better, here's what a "fast" 7200 RPM drive looks like by comparison:

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-Byshop

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#6 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13791 posts) -

SSDs are all about the reads anyway. I believe to hit the sweet spot in SSD performance you really need to be at like 256GB though, so 128s are slower and 64s are slower still

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#7 Posted by YoshiYogurt (6008 posts) -
Thanks guys, the speed is still a big improvement over my 10K RPM drive. I mostly got this SSD for ****s and giggles though, as they say. I'll be getting a better brand of SSD that's faster and larger for my next complete build.