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SSD performance - P67 vs P55 chipset

By okrings
Sep 2, 2011
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  1. Hey guys.

    I ordered myself a Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD last night, and so I decided to take my Intel 320 Series 120GB SSD out of my main PC (P67) and install it in my other PC (P55).

    I got a disk score of 7.4 with the Windows 7 "Windows Experience Index" benchmark. I know, it's not the best benchmark ever, but it's something. Now, with the same SSD in my other PC, the P55 system, the score is only 6.9. I also notice the boot time is slightly longer on the P55 system.

    This is a SATA2 SSD. I connected it to a native SATA3 port in the P67 system. I've tried both SATA2 and the Marvel SATA3 ports in the P55 system, but the score remains the same regardless.

    So, to the questions:
    1. Would the difference in CPU power between my two systems have an impact on the performance of the SSD in any way?
    2. Is the P55 chipset (or the onboard 3rd party Marvel SATA3 controller) to blame for the difference in performance?
    3. Can it simply be that my SSD works better with the "native" SATA3 connectors on my P67 motherboard than it does with my Marvel SATA3 option on the P55 motherboard?

    If anybody has a clue about this, I'm all ears. :)

    Motherboards: ASUS P8P67 Pro / Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 (rev. 1.0)
    EDIT: Forgot to mention that I'm using a Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz CPU with the P67 system, and a Intel Core i7-860 2.8GHz CPU with the P55 system. Both systems use the same type and amount of Corsair 1600Mhz CL9 memory chips, and they both run Windows 7 x64.
     
  2. computerjimyjam

    computerjimyjam TS Rookie

    corsair force 3 240gb

    I had to turn off prefetch and supperfetch to get this score with my SSD
    i7 2630qm
    8gb ram
    intel 3000hd graphics
    corsair force 3 240gb SSD
    Gateway NV57H Laptop
    P65 Chipset
     

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