UPDATE: To rule out a couple of things, I recently did the following…
- Wiped and reformatted the SN850X. Then installed it as a storage drive. I then ran CrystalDiskMark from the OS drive and benchmarked the SN850X as a storage drive. The results were the same and never benchmarked faster than 6900 MB/s.
- I also installed the SN850X as a storage drive in a different PC that has a Gen4 NVMe slot, and it still did not achieve a benchmark faster than 6900 MB/s.
I recently purchased a Lenovo Legion 7i Gen 8 laptop, and I installed a new 4TB WD Black SN850X NVMe SSD.
After installing and updating Windows 11 Pro, I tested the SSD with CrystalDiskMark to see if I was getting the best performance. Screenshots below of benchmark ans system configurations.
The most I was getting for the Q8T1 read speed was 6933 MB/s. I assume I should be getting 7300 MB/s. So I’m wondering if I have something not properly configured in Windows 11.
I installed the WD Dashboard utility and updated the SSD to the latest firmware, and even enabled game mode, though I still cant break 6933 MB/s.
I also tried switching the SSD to the secondary NVMe slot to no avail.
Anyone have any suggestions on what I might need to configure to achieve the full potential of this drive?