After my SSD crashed after a year of use, I decided to compromise between speed/cost/performance and invest in a Western Digital WD1000DHTZ after reading of read/write speeds of over 200 mb/sfrom various benchmark software and reviews. Well having tested this drive on ATTO and Crystalmark I am getting less than that. My maximum recorded sequential read/write is 173mb/s (with native Microsoft drivers, Intel RST was slower) when reviews are showing over 200. I am using an ASUS Sabertooth X79 motherboard (latest BIOS), an OC’d i7 3820 and the Intel Sata 3 ports and this is the only drive plugged in. I wondered if there was a new firmware out there or something, I don’t understand why this drive is slower than reviewed and reported. The native Microsoft drivers seem to give me the best performance, Intel RST is providing slower results but I am still not near the 200 mb/s as reported. Any thoughts?