Previous Motherboard: Asus M3A78-T
OS: Win 7 x64
SSD: Kingston Technology Company - SSDNow Product Information - SSDNow V Series Drive
128GB – 200MB/sec. read; 160MB/sec. write
When I FIRST got my SSD (with setup above) my benchmarks were pretty much at what the stated specs were...overtime it slowed down (no matter what i did, yes TRIM is on), to about 160MB/read...
I'm currently testing another motherboard (with same SSD, OS, all else same) the new motherboard is Foxconn A7DA-S...the motherboard is sent in from a warranty claim, anyways the bios that is on here is P02 which isn't even listed on foxconn's website (the oldest is P03)...The info says this bios is from 2008...anyways moving on..
With this bios/mobo + SSD, i'm getting 230MB/second benchmarks!!! WTF??? How can it go OVER the stated specs?
Just curious, I updated it to the newest bios, and right after the bios was updated I ran the benchmarks again, and it dropped back down to 160-170MB (same as the asus Board)....WTF?
So curious again...I "downgrade" the bios to the P02 one, and the benchmarks jump back up to 230MB/second...What is going on? Is this really happening? If so why?
I would like to add that the benchmark results are both with HD Tune and AS-SSD.
The results are similar for both (when one is 160MB, so is the other, and etc)
So I have to ask, am i REALLY getting 230MB/second sequential read right now? How is that even possible?
I like to add that
When the benchmarks report 160MB ballpark, the associated access times are .4 ms and 19-20% CPU usage
When the benchmarks are around 220MB ballpark, the associated access times are .2 ms and only 10.4% cpu usage!!!!
those are some very drastic performance gains, but why? are they even real?