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X1 Carbon 2016 (20FB) - Very slow SSD write speeds

Q: X1 Carbon 2016 (20FB) - Very slow SSD write speeds

Just got my brand new X1 Carbon (4gen 2016/20FB) with the 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD (THNSN5512GPU7). Was expecting a blazing fast disk, but it felt sluggish something that AS SSD Benchmark confirms (see attachment). According to the specs this drive should offer up to 2400 Mb/s read and 1500 Mb/s write. But I get 1800 MB/s read and abysmal 113 MB/s write. The machine has all the latest updates from Lenovo (incl BIOS) and all the drivers for Windows 10. Anyone else tested their drives? Found a Dell XPS owner with the same drive that complained about the same issue. Turning off windows write cache buffer flushing does help, but that is not a good answer.

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A:Frequent BSOD with 2016 X1 Carbon (20FB)

Look in the event log to see if a driver is throwing an error before the BSODs
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A:x1 Carbon 4th gen (20FB) intermittent keyboard iss...

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A:X1 Carbon 20FB Embedded LTE Compatibility

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A:New SSD Getting Slow Read/Write Speeds?

Your motherboard appears to have 6 SATA ports; 4 SATA II ports(Blue) and 2 SATA III ports(White). Based on your benchmarks you appear to be using the SATA II ports. Where do you have the SSD connected?

The speeds are also based off certain benchmarks, if you are using a different benchmark utility then the manufacturer then your numbers will not be the same. The reviews on suggest those 500mb/s numbers are not being achieved by most people.
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A:8gb Transcend Flash Drive with slow read/write speeds

Quote: Originally Posted by romsfan

Hi, Im having some problems with my flash drive, on Xp works like a charm, but on windows 7 is really slow, it wont write faster than 800Kb/s and when i plug it on the PC it always says, this devices could run faster if you insert it blablabla... and other devices like Kingston, work great...

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A:Lenovo X1 Carbon 2016

Yeah, it change with a new logo.u can check the change log (New) Updated the logo screen at start I'm a ThinkPad fans, and a Chinese Lenovo employee. My English is not good. That's all.
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Good day and welcome to the community.
To my knowledge, that capability is no longer available, and I don't believe it will be returning.
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A:X1 Carbon 2016 Noisy touchpad

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A:The 2016 X1 Carbon was a flop. When will the 2017 ...

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The maximum data rate of USB2 is 60MB/sec. And to achieve that speed, you need a so called 'high speed' USB2 stick. So 760MB in 5 seconds does not compute. It is a minimum of 13 seconds - if you are lucky.
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A:Varying CD write speeds and software

After hours of trial-and-error testing, I concluded the following:

1. Some of my early posted specs were wrong. The HP CD-Writer Plus 9100 (9110i in my case) writes at up to 8x (not 12x). The TDK CDs I'm using are 80-min/700MB (not 74 min).

2. I'm using Easy CD Creator 3.5c (which came with the drive, even though Adaptec's Web site, or rather, Roxio's Web site (who I assume bought Adaptec's CD software division or something like that) says that the earliest version of Easy CD Creator this model drive supports is 4.x.

3. The speed variance I was seeing is due to a very weird phenomenon whereby the software, on what seems to be a totally arbitrary basis, randomly goes into one of two modes when copying a CD: it either first writes the entire contents of the folders/files you want to write to CD to a "disk image" on the HD first and then writes that image to the CD, or it writes to the CD as it also reads your folders/files.

What I found was that it did it both ways when using the Wizard... and believe me, as far as I can tell I did nothing in the world different that would make it choose one method or the other, and I tested a lot of variations (use the auto-launch-at-startup wizard, launch the wizard from the File menu, etc)... but when I did not use the wizard but instead used the File - Create CD (from Layout) manual approach, it only did it with the "write disk image to HD first and then copy that to the CD" method (but the random nature of this was such that it might have done it the other way next time around for all I know).

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Hope all this helps someone... or is this all obsolete software by now anyway?

Then again... in the time I took to figure this out I could have earned the money to buy the latest burner hardware and software myself! Now to go do a test on reprioritizing!

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A:Slow browsing and very slow explorer and disk read write related processes

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