Lenovo X220 IDE vs AHCI comparision with SSD Sata 6GB/s 9

I accidentally formatted my new x220 as IDE, so I ran some benchmarks of before :

[zp src=”m4-crystal.png” album=”blog/CrucialM4/” width=”600″]

and here are some now AHCI benchmarks.

[zp src=”m4-crystal-ahci.png” album=”blog/CrucialM4/” width=”600″]

resolution : AHCI + 6GB/s = faster then IDE!


9 thoughts on “Lenovo X220 IDE vs AHCI comparision with SSD Sata 6GB/s

  1. Reply THS Jul 24,2011 2:23 am

    Wow, this is with the M4 right ??

    Whats the boot time ? UEFI only ?

  2. Reply Vivi The Mage Jul 24,2011 9:00 am

    Boots on legacy bios in about 15 seconds.

    I’ve not had a chance to try uefi.

  3. Reply Michael Jan 17,2012 10:28 am

    Dear Sir
    Could you pleae let me know how to reach 6Gbps for C300? (Lenovo X220)

  4. Reply Vivi The Mage Jan 17,2012 10:29 am

    Check your BIOS, is it set to 6GBPS? What do your benchmarks show?

  5. Reply Michael Jan 17,2012 10:30 am

    I was configure to AHCI mode in BIOS and Clean Install WINDOWS 7 Ultimate and Install “INTEL RST Driver” Version :
    But RST show my SSD still 3GBps…..Not 6GBps…
    My C300 firmware number is 0006

  6. Reply Michael Jan 17,2012 10:32 am

    Thank you so much for quick reply…
    I run Crystal Disk Mark 3.01 (x64) for Seq :
    READ : 265.8 MB
    WRITE : 141.2 MB

  7. Reply Vivi The Mage Jan 17,2012 10:33 am

    You are definitely on SATA II and not III.

    You are sure you have an X220? What type-model do you have? If you flip it over, it will say on the bottom.

  8. Reply Michael Jan 17,2012 10:47 am

    MY Machine Type is : X220 4286-CTO

    i7 2620M/USB 3.0

    i Reboot my laptop and check BIOS setting “SATA” section
    NO 3GBps or 6GBps let me choose….Only have Compatible / AHCI options

    I update BIOS from v1.20 (2011/07/07) to v1.26 (2011/12/01)
    But I still cannot found 6GBps….
    Could you please let me know what firmware version about your C300?

  9. Reply Vivi The Mage Jan 17,2012 10:49 am

    I have the Crucial M4 C300, and I am running firmware 009. you can get the newest one here : http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx Make sure you select YOUR version/space size and all that.

    Are you sure BiOS is set to AHCI and not compatibility? Mine is set to AHCI.

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