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Z820 Slow write speed on system SSD Samsung 850 Pro 512

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Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I'm trying to trouble shoot an issue with my system drive in the Z820.  Its a Samsung 850 PRO 512GB and its write performance is super slow.   It has 205gb free of 475gb.  I've looked at AHCI settings which are enabled in bios and in register parameters are 0, checked cables are in 6gb ports called support and updated bios to 3.96 etc.  Called Samsung but only option is to pull drive.  I also have another Z820 with a Samsung 850 Pro and it also has slow write but fast read speed.  I'm missing something and was hoping someone might have experienced same issue.   

Here is current test of system drive as of writing this post.

c: System drivec: System drive

I performed same test on 2nd drive media drive in system. Which is functioning normal.  

E: Media Cache DriveE: Media Cache Drive

Here is two Z Turbo drives in a Raid 0 stripe also working as expected.

2X Zturbo Drives Raid 0 Stripe2X Zturbo Drives Raid 0 Stripe

Here is a list of controllers installed on system.


Thanks for any insight.

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Z820 Slow write speed on system SSD Samsung 850 Pro 512

the two HP turbo drives are using the PCI-e bus are they the nvme "G2" or AHCI model?


the samsung 850 pro is connected to one of the two blue or grey SATA 6GBps ports and not one of the 5 Intel white 3GBps "SCU" ports correct?


nothing is connected to the onboard "LSI" SAS/SATA 3GBps ports along the bottom of the motherboard correct?


do you have antivirus installed? and if so does it check all files on the C: drive?


which OS is installed? the normal win 10 or enterprise


have you used another ssd speed test program like AS-ssd or crystal diskmark?



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