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16th August 2012, 09:05 PM
I have installed a Corsair Force 3 SSD drive and have tried the Black Magic speed test. The speed is pretty much half what it should be by the looks.

How fast is everyones drives?
SSD Drive - Force Series (http://www.corsair.com/en/ssd/force-series-3-ssd/force-series-3-240gb-sata-3-6gbps-solid-state-hard-drive.html)

Write speed - 200MB/s
Read speed - 230MB/s

Xbench speed test - Twitter / Dam355: SSD speed test - slow! ... (http://twitter.com/Dam355/status/236089649775394816/photo/1)

It is on a i5 Macbook pro 13" 2011

Anyone else having slow drives?

16th August 2012, 10:03 PM
Is the firmware up to date?

What's the negotiated link speed showing as? (The speeds sound similar to SATAII, rather than SATAIII)

16th August 2012, 10:43 PM
The link speed is 6GB. SATA 3

The firmware looks to be the latest.

17th August 2012, 05:50 AM
Looks like it's working fine to me, according to those XBench results, and the results of other reviewers, e.g: Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD Review - AS-SSD Synthetic Benchmarks - Legit Reviews (http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1723/6/)
Corsair Force Series 3 Review | StorageReview.com - Storage Reviews (http://www.storagereview.com/corsair_force_series_3_review)
Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD review (http://guru3d.com/article/corsair-force-3-120gb-ssd-review/8)

17th August 2012, 10:49 PM
Thank for that. The reviews seem to think it is quite fast.