The AS SSD and Iometer benchmarks prove that the Vertex 4 is a speed devil, especially when writing. In PCMark7, the benchmark closest to real-life, the Vertex 4 is not quite as impressive and more in line with other modern Serial ATA 600 SSDs. This is not a new phenomenon. There is very little difference between most modern SSDs during normal daily use.
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