I have spent hours on benchmarking my current system and scoured the net for hours on this topic. But, before i proceed i would like the opinion of people who have seen upgrade efforts fail. I bought a new Samsung EVO 850 SSD (SATA iii) to upgrade my system. Current Specs are given below:
I have spent hours on benchmarking this system and found that SSD are not optimized. Probably because my drivers are not upto date and AHCI is not enabled in BIOS. But, before i attempt all this, i want to give some data here, hoping for feedback. I used Passmark, CrystalDiskMark and NovaBench and all were in consensus that both SSDs were not yielding expected results i saw from several others on the internet. For a sample, here are the results of both SSDs :
Following are my questions:
FYI - i am not a newbie, and have built barebone systems from scratch, but that was before 15 years. The one thing i remember from those days is that the order of chipset driver installation could be important. (Separately, i also need to start another thread to find out what exactly are the chipsets used in E6420 - if you know a link, that would save me some time spent on the net to find this info).
Thanks for all replies.