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Windows 7: Anyone else frustrated with their SSD performance?

10 May 2010   #1

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Anyone else frustrated with their SSD performance?

My first SSD was a Kingston SSDNow V-Series (snv125-s2bn/128GB) for my laptop to replace a Hitachi 500GB 7200rpm HD. I was not impressed by the speed as it did not seem enough improvement to justify the high cost.

I have recently purchased the Intel X25-M SSD (SSDSA2M080G2XXX) and was extremely happy the first week, the speed improvement was huge. After time it has slowed tremendously according to the benchmarks I run periodically. I will admit that I have reinstalled (should have cloned the drive) Windows 7 a few times and ran without any of the recommended tweaks for SSD during a period of about 2 weeks. I tried a low level format, erased the SSD with Acronis Secure DriveCleanser (took 6 hours) and I recently updated to the newest firmware, but no immediate difference.

Now I see some articles being posted from others noticing decreased speeds over a short time, but Intel so far has denied these results in those articles because they can not replicate the problem.

I am just getting frustrated with SSD technology, but the most frustrating part is I don't know if I am doing something wrong or not. Anyone else frustrated?

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10 May 2010   #2

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit

You don't treat SSD like a regular harddisk, read Anandtech's primer to SSD, and the subsequent article... If you want to speed up your SSD, you'd need to invoke it's "TRIM" command... OR use Intel's utility to wipe the drive out. Deleting or secure erase might not clear up the internal table your SSD keep.

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10 May 2010   #3

Windows 7

Thanks for the link! I have not seen this article before, it probably would have saved me from some frustration.
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10 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64

Hi unknown,

I have had a Intel X25-M 80 for almost two months now and it's still as fast as the first day I had it.
Hope we can help, getting it to run more within spec for you.
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