"Overall, the performance of the Corsair Performance 3 Series of drives is very good. Hitting 410 MB/s reads and 210 MB/s writes is certainly a step up from previous versions but the SATA 6Gbps ceiling is much higher so there's ample room for improvement. RAID 0 kicks it up to 830 MB/s and 400 MB/s read/writes but most users don't want the hassle or extra expense this brings. While the Marvell based Intel 510 Series showed better performance, real world differences won't be discernible to most users..."
You do software updates to get the most from favourite programs right? Updating a motherboard BIOS can in a timely manner is also critical. The guide to Flashing a Motherboard BIOS spells out the often complicated steps in plain english. PCSTATS Tips