My SSD writes and reads at absolutely rubbish speeds!

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by Sebastian Kudera, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Sebastian Kudera

    Sebastian Kudera New Member

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    Hi guys, I built my very first pc yesterday (and a day after here comes my first post...). The spec is as follows

    x470 gaming plus mobo
    ryzen 2600x cpu
    rx 480 8GB gpu
    kingston a400 480GB SSD
    1TB HDD
    2x8GB Corsair Vengeance lpx 3000mhz ram

    I never had an SSD before but the instructions on connections were the same as on HDD, grab sata 3.0 cable and connect it to sata 3.0 port (all 6 of my ports are sata 3.0 so could not go wrong here). I formatted the entire system, installed Win 10 and started running benchmark tests on Userbenchmark. ( a lot of them). Here are some:

    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/12529995

    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/12529671

    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/12529496

    I am starting to worry that the disc is malfunctioning. I mean it reads with speeds lower than 140 Mb/s and writes with speeds of 100 Mb/ps. Only reason for buying a SSD was to increase the read and write speeds for gaming.

    Could someone suggest any possible troubleshooting? Thank you.
     
  2. OmniDyne

    OmniDyne Active Member

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    Check to make sure AHCI is enabled in the BIOS.

    The Kingston a400 is a terrible drive, and definitely should be avoided as an OS drive.

    Source:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsa...a_3_25_3299/e88stjq?utm_source=reddit-android

     
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  3. Sebastian Kudera

    Sebastian Kudera New Member

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    Yes AHCI is indeed enabled. Yeah... I just came across this exact post. Absolutely furious. But thanks anyway :)
     
  4. OmniDyne

    OmniDyne Active Member

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    If you're able to return it, I can recommend several suitable replacement drives.
     
  5. _Kyle_

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  6. Sebastian Kudera

    Sebastian Kudera New Member

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    Yeah I'm looking at Amazon's return policy and I think I can return it. I will have to pay the postage, but well my fault for not doing research correctly.

    I am currently looking at this:
    https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/337874/WDC-WDS500G2B0A-00SM50

    But yeah, if you have some recommendation I would be grateful for help.

    I am from UK, and trying to spend no more than £60. 500 GB is desirable, but if it is a really good drive (relative to money spent of course) then 250 is not the end of the world.
     
  7. OmniDyne

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  8. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    As an avid redditor I would caution you against using it too much as a source for stuff. The more I learn in the professional world the more I realize a lot of people there are just keyboard warriors spouting what they've heard from others (I'm guilty of this as well) and even in bigger subs like buildapc just flat bad info floating around.

    Not saying any of your sources thus far look wrong, but just throwing that out there. :)

    That's a steal though. I'm waiting for 1TB's under 100 bucks though.
     
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  9. OmniDyne

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    Absolutely, you're right. The Reddit user I often quote references reviews from Anandtech and Chris Ramseyer from Tom's Hardware. He specializes in that area, also.
     
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    beers Moderator Staff Member

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  11. Sebastian Kudera

    Sebastian Kudera New Member

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    Thank you guys very much. With this comprehensive list I will have some choice. At the moment I need to wait for Amazon on their decision regarding possibility of sending it back.
     
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  12. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends on your circumstances but probably wouldn't be terrible difficult to resell at a minor loss. Return is preferable though of course.
     
  13. OmniDyne

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  14. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Says the guy with no NVMe ;)

    $ != £
     
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  15. OmniDyne

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    U right!
     

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