The system is basically:
Gigabyte X58 UD3R Rev 2, Bios FH
Corsair 6GB DDR III 1800MHz Vegance
GPU MSI 6870
OCZ Vertex3 SSD 120GB, Firmware 2.15.
Windows 7 Ultimate.
Using all latest drivers from Gigabyte.
No other drives attached to the motherboard, I have tried the SSD on SATA II and SATA III ports, I can't even max out the SATA 2 port. The SSD has been checked by the vendor, and has also been replaced, The replaced SSD has the same benchmark values.
All the other reviews that I have read about the SSD, users have been able to achieve near the rated speed of the SSD, yet I am only getting speeds of READ: 263MB and WRITE of 159MB on the SATA III port. The SATA II port has even lower figures.
I ran benchmarks using AS SSD and Crystalmark, both have similar results.
From reading on the net everyones moaning about this Marvell controller and how poor it is.
What I don't get is, surely the motherboard makes, Gigabyte, Asus etc must have "Proof " tested the spec of the boards not just yeah put the Marvell SATA III controller on the board its rated to 6GB, job done.
Too me this is like making a false claim on performance, clearly the board can't perform to claimed spec!
Whats even more annoying is the lack of response from GTS. Yet my vendor says there GREAT