Just got my first ssd...
So i just received my first ssd, an OCZ vertex 2 and i was pretty excited to try it out. So i popped it in and put windows 7 on it then did all the tweaks like turning prefetch off etc. I then decided to try a benchmark so i downloaded the trial of hd tune and ran it. The results were pretty disappointing, first of all it spikes like crazy during the test, by about 100MB/s. Also my average read came out a lot lower than what I've seen in reviews (181MB/s). When i installed it i found out my motherboard doesn't support AHCI and i had read beforehand that ssd's perform better on that so i was expecting it to be a little lower than the reviews i read. But by about 50MB/s? Is it really that bad to be running on IDE instead?
Edit: Just wanted to add that i just ran crystaldiskinfo and the health status is only at 74%, could i have a faulty drive?
ASUS P6X58D premium | i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz | Corsair XMS3 6GB | MSI GTX460 HAWK | OCZ vertex 2 SSD | Coolermaster HAF X case