Patriot Wildfire 120GB performance issues? Why am I not getting advertised speeds
EDIT: From snooping around, it seems that the marvel controllers on this X58 MB are contributory to the reason im not getting top speeds. Any tips/suggestions/confirmations of this?
I have the Patriot Wildfire 120GB, just got a new one sent to me because my old one crapped out on me. So installing windows, I made sure I was in AHCI mode on the 6GB SATA III Marvel Controller as well as the other ports in AHCI mode.
Updated to the latest firmware, 5.0.2 or whatever it was... installed all mother board drivers and flashed to the latest bios, etc. I am using the 6GB/S SATA III cord and using the red/(correct) ports.
I saw people posting speeds in the 500+ mb/s seq read yet I am hovering in the 350-375 mb/s seq read range? What am I doing wrong? Going off this video --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bam5HNLOT7U
I did notice one thing I might add, that in BIOS under the boot priority it says "IDE: Wildfire etc.." however I do have it set in AHCI and it boots up Windows fine. Not sure if this is crucial information or not.
-Patriot Wildfire PW120GS25SSDR 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
-ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X
-Windows 7 64-Bit
Last edited by Tyler_V; 06-09-2012 at 04:21 AM.
You answered your own question. The marvell controller is crap and you should probably just put it on the intel controller for better stability and better general performance.
Is there a PCI -> SATA III 6GB/s card that I can pickup that will give me the performance I'm looking for or is that not even worth trying.
Also, can I use the SATA III cord on the regular intel controllers or is it better to use the regular SATA cables.
Lastly, what motherboard would you suggest for an upgrade?
This is the exact reason why I sold my i7 965 rig and went with a 2600k rig > little to no performance gain at all (1366 to 1155), the controller is better but my current mobo is still switching drives during boot.
fml, don't know if its the wildfire SSD or the mobo, but im about to RMA my asus p8p67 rev 3.0.
But yes, my general rule of thumb if you want to run a SATA III SSD, you have to ditch 1366.