So i ordered 2 of these, one for me, and one for my friend. The problem is i ordered these because i spent hours researching and this one has the best reviews from all over the place and everyone talks very highly of its speed. the packaging and reviews say that they read at 230~ mb/s and write 40-50~ mb/s. Mine was only reading 200 mb/s and writing at only 20mb/s at first.
So i thought maybe i missed the usb 3.0 drivers or something and went to asus (my motherboard’s manufacturer) website and downloaded the 2 drivers under the usb menu called “ASMedia_U3_FW_update” and “Intel USB3.0 Controller Driver V22.214.171.124 for Windows 7,” and i also updated my bios version because I read a lot of people’s solutions were simply updating the drivers. but then i tried it again and now it’s only reading 40mb/s and writing 19mb/s. Also, i’m not using the secore crypt or whatever the program the drive came with.
I have a corsair carbide 500r case and i know i plugged into the usb 3.0 port(in fact i think they’re all usb 3.0). What happened? What did i miss? did i do anything wrong? I’m just filled with all sorts of confusion right now.
the following is my build:
asus z87 pro
windows 7 64 bit
samsung 840 pro ssd
Thanks in advance!