View Full Version : G73SW-1BTY + OCZ Agility 3 SSD = NO SATA III speeds

12-28-2011, 05:05 PM
Hello. I've read many posts about this here and on the OCZ forums, but nothing that seems to help. I did a clean install with the new OCZ SSD I purchased this month. When I bought my G73 a few months back, it was with the intent of going SATA III when I could afford the drive.

So here are my G73SW system specs:
Intel Core i7 2630QM Sandy Bridge
Intel HM65 Express Chipset
latest BIOS 205
ACHI set in BIOS
Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller (loaded via F6 method during clean install)

Benchmark results that are clearly not close to the advertised 525MB Max Read and 500MB Max Writes speeds

Based on the above specifications, I don't see how SATA III is *not* supported in the G73SW, but if it's not possible, it is a massive disappointment. I will regret buying an ASUS, but as I'm stuck with it now, at the very least I could same some money by returning the SATA III and purchasing a SATA II drive. Thanks in advance for any advice to get this working.