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Just bought an SSD- seems to be slower than it should be- is it!?

Aug 24, 2011
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Operating System
Windows 7- Home Premium
Hey chaps,

Bought a Corsair Force 3 SSD. Got 7.4 on windows experience index- on the reviews on ebuyer, most people reported 7.8/7.9.

I downloaded and used passmark disc test. I got a composite result of 1456, where according to the site, the average for this drive is 2441!

I think the main issue is that on the review on ebuyer- people were reporting 'windows 7 loads so fast, the four blobs on the loading screen never even meet'. This is nowhere near what happens with me!

Any help would be much appreciated.

If its important- I do only have SATA2- drive supports SATA 3. I also used RAID instead of AHCI/IDE.