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802.11n
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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

You could revert to the older BIOS as a test to see if that is the case...

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W520 4270CTO i7-2820QM Quadro2000M 1920x1080 Display 16GB RAM 2x240GB Intel 510 SSDs (RAID 0) - BIOS 1.42 - PCMark7:4,568
Samsung Series 9 15-inch NP900X4C-A03US - PCMark7: 4674
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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

I used the bios update tool and flashed the bios, no change.

I might clone all my data off the SSD, install a fresh copy of windows back onto it and see if its maybe a driver or windows issue.
Token Ring
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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

@webo

 

He said a Vertex3. 
I thought you had an Agility3? 

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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

You're right, for some reason I thought mine was a Vertex.

Thinkpad W530: i7-3720QM, K1000M, FHD Screen, 16 GB PC12800, 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD
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Token Ring
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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

I doubt there's much in it Webo anyway.

 

To the OP can you post benchmarks of the drives in sata3 and now in sata2?
Curious what the difference previously and now.

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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

[ Edited ]

Luckily I had an old benchmark from back when I first intalled the drive.

 

Here it is from when I first installed the drive and it was operating correctly in SATA III mode.

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And here it is now running in SATA II.

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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

I rolled back to BIOS version 1.36.  Still running at 3Gb/s so we can rule that out.

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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

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anicolay wrote:

I rolled back to BIOS version 1.36.  Still running at 3Gb/s so we can rule that out.


The solution is probably somewhere on the OCZ forum...

 

or try this:

https://www.google.com/webhp?rlz=1C1_____enUS455US455&sourceid=chrome-instant&ix=h9&ie=UTF-8#hl=en&g...

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W520 4270CTO i7-2820QM Quadro2000M 1920x1080 Display 16GB RAM 2x240GB Intel 510 SSDs (RAID 0) - BIOS 1.42 - PCMark7:4,568
Samsung Series 9 15-inch NP900X4C-A03US - PCMark7: 4674
Token Ring
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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

I ran crystalmark on my 120GB Vertex3 in my W510.

I was getting better results than you, do you think there's maybe a problem with your drive?

 

Have you made all the relevant windows changes? 

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Location: Sacramento, CA
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Re: W520 SATA III 6Gb/s SSD suddenly running at SATA II 3Gb/s?

Those write speeds are horrendous. Even my old Sandforce SF-1200 based drive gets nearly double your best write speed (275MB/s).