I had an SSD sitting around that I put in my new HP Envy 4t. It is a Crucial M4 256 GB. It went in (with part of the bracket removed). Performance was excellent, but I figured I'd be better off getting a thinner drive and giving this one to my wife for her laptop....since it can easily handle regular thickness SSDs.
The drive I bought for me is a Corsair Force 3 240 GB. Now, I know that rated speeds are mostly marketing drivel, but I'm seeing a huge difference in read speeds between the two. Everything else is identical...computer, OS, and even driver
So, is what I'm seeing normal, to be expected, or is something going on with my Corsair drive. I'm getting less than half of the rated speeds.