I just got a WD Gold 2TB on Amazon, I wanted this drive specifically because of the performance (200MB/s according to spec sheet and user reviews). Once I got the drive I quickly checked with crystal disk info to see the online hours and ensure it is new, it is. I ran crystal disk mark and the speeds were disappointing. I was getting no more than 130MB/s on read and write with crystal disk mark. I tried version 6.0.2 and 6.0.0 as tested by one of the Amazon reviewers who hit 200+MB/s. I tried three different SATA cables and even plugged it into a different machine, although the second one was running linux so I had to reformat it with ext4, it got 100MB/s. Is there a drive lottery kind of like the silicon lottery or am I missing something? Western Digital does have software to update firmware, but it needs a USB adapter, I ordered one it'll be here in a couple of days. Anyone have any incite on this?