I just bought a new SSD, and installed a fresh copy of Windows on it. I didn't see any noticeable difference in boot times, app start-up times, so I decided to benchmark it.
- Asus P7P55D-E
- Intel i5-760
- Samsung 830 256GB SATA III
- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
The Windows experience index gave the drive a 7.3 rating, but real-world performance is not particularly impressive.
Any ideas why the numbers are so low?
It turns out that SATA III support is turned off by default on the P7P55D motherboard. After enabling it in BIOS (Tools -> Level Up), the scores went up:
Read Write Seq 325 183 4K 16 49 IOPS 32K 28K
It's an improvement, but still far below what they should be for this drive.