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Problem fixed - feel free to read though if it will help you. Thanks everyone.

Purchased a Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK black friday and haven't had any issues yet....(1 day of use only).

 

I like how fast it is, but I would like to get rated speeds also. MB:Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3, have tried both Marvel and Intel ports and different cables....Both set to AHCI in BIOS. Tested stock speeds on CPU and overclocked.

Firmware: 1.3.3

 

Crystal mark speeds around 480 Read / 140 Write

ATTO - kinda all over the place but read speeds seem good/stable.

 

These tests are done on the Intel ports:

 

http://i.imgur.com/IOHR1.png

http://i.imgur.com/vG7h3.png

 

Should I RMA/Return to newegg for new one? Or any other suggestions.

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It is recommended to use very first Intel SATA3 port, Marvell controller is buggy. The advertised speeds were measured with ATTO, so you should rely on this tool.

 

From ATTO benchmark the read speed looks fine, write speed could be better. Was this benchmark done with SSD connected to Marvell?

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Running anti-virus or anti-malwarwe programs while testing can diminish those numbers as well.

 

Ya thanks, I read about that earlier. I don't have anything else running in the background and this is a fresh install after my BIOS had been changed to AHCI. I can't think of anything else to try and am worried to RMA in case the replacement is worse/DOA.

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- Run AS SSD and see whether your SSD is correct aligned

- Disable all power saving settings in BIOS (e.g. C3/C6 state) and test your drive

 

If this won't help, then I would recommend a SecureErase with PartedMagic and a clean Windows installation, SecureErase will reset your drive to factory default and restore full performance. If this won't help either, you should RMA the drive.

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- Run AS SSD and see whether your SSD is correct aligned

- Disable all power saving settings in BIOS (e.g. C3/C6 state) and test your drive

 

If this won't help, then I would recommend a SecureErase with PartedMagic and a clean Windows installation, SecureErase will reset your drive to factory default and restore full performance. If this won't help either, you should RMA the drive.

 

Thanks, I'm unsure how to see if it is "correct aligned" - Can you tell by the SS?

http://i.imgur.com/AZWzr.png

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- Run AS SSD and see whether your SSD is correct aligned

- Disable all power saving settings in BIOS (e.g. C3/C6 state) and test your drive

 

If this won't help, then I would recommend a SecureErase with PartedMagic and a clean Windows installation, SecureErase will reset your drive to factory default and restore full performance. If this won't help either, you should RMA the drive.

 

Hey thanks a ton. The C3/C6 state disable worked wonders. What are the recommendations as far as leaving this disabled/re-enabling it. Power savings are good, and I don't really think I would notice the difference in speed as it is very snappy as it is.

 

http://i.imgur.com/fI38q.jpg

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