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EVO 970 Plus wayy slower than expected

(Topic created: 12-23-2020 05:53 PM)
userkJfIavc15M
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Hi guys,

I've just purchased a EVO 970 Plus 1TB but I can't get it to read or write beyond a 1/3 of the advertised speeds. (See images below) 1000 read or write is the best I can get, but normally it comes back less than 500MB/s read or write.

I've noticed other people in this forum getting better results. I've tried everything I can think of but this is about what all I get. I upgraded from a 770 EVO Sata SSD (500GB) and honestly only notice a few seconds faster loading times max. I mostly upgraded for the extra disk space but was hoping for a noticeable speed boost too.

I have installed the drivers and actually got the best results from disabling the SATA controller through my BIOS. I can't configure anything about the M.2 port in BIOS, it just comes up with the name of the drive and that's it.

Anything else I should try?

PC specs:
Intel i5-10600kf
Asus Z490 Gaming 4 motherboard
32GB RAM 3200
AMD FX570.

Thanks for your help,
Chris

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userkJfIavc15M
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Fixed it!
I did a repair install of Windows. https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 Suddenly we're all good. Whole PC feels very zippy now. Screenshot 2020-12-26 024117.png
I have the old drive in too, you can see the comparison.

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userkJfIavc15M
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I realise that Windows was indexing in the background. I'll run another test after it's done and see if the results change . 

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ddaniel51
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Does it perform the same in the other M.2 slot?

 

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userkJfIavc15M
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There is only one M.2 slot on this motherboard for storage on this motherboard unless I'm missing something. It plugs in sideways and is secured by a screw. The other M.2 slot is for Wifi modules.

I did another test after indexing finished. No noticable change. Performance Benchmark_20201225.png

 

Any ideas?

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userkJfIavc15M
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Fixed it!
I did a repair install of Windows. https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 Suddenly we're all good. Whole PC feels very zippy now. Screenshot 2020-12-26 024117.png
I have the old drive in too, you can see the comparison.

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ddaniel51
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Ahhh, you identified the motherboard as an ASUS Z490 when in fact it was an ASROCK Z490.

Hence the M.2 confusion.

 

 

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