Question Is this normal

I did a Userbenchpress, and this is the outcome.
https://prnt.sc/rmm3fm - My HDD
https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/25827613 - The full link to the Userbenchpress
That drive came out in late 2012 - early 2013 and was a low end 7200 RPM drive. It only has 32MB cache, even my WD Green from 2013 has 64MB cache in it, which will affect bursting performance. High end drives came with at least double that. Now you are trying to run more modern work loads on it and it will really show its age. You might be able to increase that performance a bit if the drive is heavily fragmented. I would check the drive and see if it needs to be defragmented. If it doesn't then you will want a new drive as that is going to slow everything down.
 

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I'm more interested in why your Kingston drive is performing so badly. The one you linked is a spinning drive and while it's not quite as fast as others, it's still performing about what I'd expect for a spinning drive. The reads are fine, and the writes are a bit slow. Your Kingston drive however should be quite a bit faster. It's a SATA III drive and according to info online it should be hitting 450/450MBps read/write. 257/137? That is quite a bit slower than it should be. Make sure your drives are plugged into the SATA ports attached to the SB/ICH. Don't use the 3rd party SATA ports unless it's for removable drives. (DVD/Blu ray, etc.) Make sure your drivers are up to date. Are the drives full?
 
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I'm more interested in why your Kingston drive is performing so badly. The one you linked is a spinning drive and while it's not quite as fast as others, it's still performing about what I'd expect for a spinning drive. The reads are fine, and the writes are a bit slow. Your Kingston drive however should be quite a bit faster. It's a SATA III drive and according to info online it should be hitting 450/450MBps read/write. 257/137? That is quite a bit slower than it should be. Make sure your drives are plugged into the SATA ports attached to the SB/ICH. Don't use the 3rd party SATA ports unless it's for removable drives. (DVD/Blu ray, etc.) Make sure your drivers are up to date. Are the drives full?
I got this pc prebuild about 5 years ago. I'll go look into the SATA ports etc i do need to do some research since iv never actually messed around with the wires on my pc except for cleaning the pc
https://prnt.sc/rmmq04 these are my Drivers.
 
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That drive came out in late 2012 - early 2013 and was a low end 7200 RPM drive. It only has 32MB cache, even my WD Green from 2013 has 64MB cache in it, which will affect bursting performance. High end drives came with at least double that. Now you are trying to run more modern work loads on it and it will really show its age. You might be able to increase that performance a bit if the drive is heavily fragmented. I would check the drive and see if it needs to be defragmented. If it doesn't then you will want a new drive as that is going to slow everything down.
Thank you ill try do some research on how to fragment them and ill message you later if i have any updates.
 
I'm more interested in why your Kingston drive is performing so badly. The one you linked is a spinning drive and while it's not quite as fast as others, it's still performing about what I'd expect for a spinning drive. The reads are fine, and the writes are a bit slow. Your Kingston drive however should be quite a bit faster. It's a SATA III drive and according to info online it should be hitting 450/450MBps read/write. 257/137? That is quite a bit slower than it should be. Make sure your drives are plugged into the SATA ports attached to the SB/ICH. Don't use the 3rd party SATA ports unless it's for removable drives. (DVD/Blu ray, etc.) Make sure your drivers are up to date. Are the drives full?
Since it is a 120GB SSD, there is a good chance it is near full which will tank the performance.
 

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Those aren't your drivers. You need to go to the board manufacturer and download any updated SATA drivers. That could be the issue though I'm sure even with older ones it should work better than that.

https://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/storage/disk-drives-hdd-ssd/kingston-ssdnow-v300-120gb-1128591/review

From this review of the V300 120GB you should be seeing 458/164MB. Based on that your write speed of 137MB isn't as bad. Your read speed should be much higher though. I suspect its plugged into a 3rd party port which might be SATA II only or some other such issue. My 840pro had sub par performance until I plugged it into a native port.
 
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Those aren't your drivers. You need to go to the board manufacturer and download any updated SATA drivers. That could be the issue though I'm sure even with older ones it should work better than that.

https://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/storage/disk-drives-hdd-ssd/kingston-ssdnow-v300-120gb-1128591/review

From this review of the V300 120GB you should be seeing 458/164MB. Based on that your write speed of 137MB isn't as bad. Your read speed should be much higher though. I suspect its plugged into a 3rd party port which might be SATA II only or some other such issue. My 840pro had sub par performance until I plugged it into a native port.
I checked and my SSD was plugged in SATA 6.
Here
https://prnt.sc/rmodwc
 

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There are many different MSI Z170A and I'm not sure which one you have. Your photo is too blurry and far away for me to see. Try moving the SSD to SATA 1 and see if the speed picks up. Looking at photos of those boards online they all seem to have 6 ports so I'm not sure this will help. If the PC fails to boot after you move it you might need to adjust the boot priority, or move it back to SATA 6.
 
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There are many different MSI Z170A and I'm not sure which one you have. Your photo is too blurry and far away for me to see. Try moving the SSD to SATA 1 and see if the speed picks up. Looking at photos of those boards online they all seem to have 6 ports so I'm not sure this will help. If the PC fails to boot after you move it you might need to adjust the boot priority, or move it back to SATA 6.
If all this fails should i just buy a new hdd and ssd?
 
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1 and 2 would be the right ones. Have you updated drivers yet?

You should also run a real benchmark. Either of the first two should work.

This is my HDD https://prnt.sc/rmqpm0
This is my SSD https://prnt.sc/rmqq2f

and according to device manager i should have the best drivers for my HDD and SSD
 
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I'd still check for a newer driver. Maybe even firmware for the SSD. And a real benchmark to confirm what we've seen already. I don't trust userbenchmark.
Yeah the screenshots above are made with CrystalDiscInfo. Is there like a reputable program that tells me if i need newer drivers
 

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