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Why does my mSATA feel so slow compared to my full sized SSD's?

#1rabbi_babyPosted 11/12/2013 4:03:15 AM
Here's a benchmark for the msata drive.
http://i.imgur.com/zJu9BMq.jpg

Here is my other laptop running a Vertex 4, and my desktop with an 840 pro.

The numbers sited on the sales sheet are much higher than the ones i'm getting (not this is with a properly configured os/drive, and an almost fresh install of win8.1 across all machines.

Here are hte benchmarks for the other two..
http://i.imgur.com/Sc5tXAp.png
http://i.imgur.com/Qgw4bEH.jpg

And even in the benchmarks they are quite close outside of the 4k random. Yet the msata feels just so damn slow. Boot times are still around 10-14 seconds..
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#2SlaynPosted 11/12/2013 5:34:55 AM
ahci?
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#3rabbi_baby(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2013 6:01:45 AM
Yep.

I also just ran a stopwatch with both laptops from a cold boot.

The vertex 4 boots me in 9.6 seconds to login screen

The mushkin took 25.42 seconds.
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#4rabbi_baby(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2013 8:09:10 AM
I updated the firmware and i'm down to just under 18 second boot times.

Not really a big increase in benchmark scores.
http://i.imgur.com/R2xJAfl.jpg

On a good note, my Orbweaver came in today, time to replace the nostromo with the superior clicky clicky of mechanical switches.
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#5Mogu_MoguPosted 11/12/2013 11:17:25 AM
I thought all mSATA drives so far ran at SATA2 speeds and not SATA3 speeds. Are SATA3 SSDs able to saturate that?
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