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I recently upgrated my Lenovo N100 0768 with a Samsung SSD 830 - specified to support 520 MB/s read and 320MB/s write. However, having only SATA1 with max. of 150MB/s speed, it has to run in a slower mode - of course.

But, shouldn't it be more on the edge of this limit than ranging between 90-115MB/s and averaging around 103MB/s? Or is this really as much as I can expect? Tested with HD-Tach.

Has anyone comparable results on a SATA1 controller with a SSD drive faster than SATA1? Preferably similar to the Samsung 830?

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Just sounds like overhead to me - that's poor performance, but you'll never read the theoretical max so... (Anyway it's still better than a rotational drive, right?) – Shinrai Dec 3 '12 at 17:16
I agree, overhead can take a big bite, but you should be seeing another 20Mb/s or so. Have you updated the firmware on the drive? – James Dec 3 '12 at 17:47
@Shinrai - it's way better than my rotational, and I don't expect the theoretical mam, but on an otherwise idle win7 system with 3GB and intel T5600 Core2Duo, I would expect an average around 120-130MBs/s - just like James suggested. – Jook Dec 3 '12 at 17:51
not, jet, quite freshly bought though. I will try this AS SSD tool and google, if there is anything left, which I should update/change/configure – Jook Dec 3 '12 at 17:52
Yeah, I would naively expect a bit higher than that as well myself, so no disagreement. – Shinrai Dec 3 '12 at 17:58

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