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Windows 7: Intermittent Performance since upgrade to SSD

02 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Intermittent Performance since upgrade to SSD

I wanted to hop on the SSD band wagon a few months ago so I grabbed a 64GB SSD down my local store..

I'm pleased with the fast boot times and applications like Photoshop (which always used to take 10-15 seconds to open), which now open within a second.

I have been having an annoying issue though since the purchase which has got me considering going back to my old drive. I have formatted and reinstalled windows and experienced the issue basically within the first few hours of the format, so i assume its the drive. Below are a few things I experience...

*I will be navigating directories and exploring files when all of a sudden the hour glass will appear and make me wait for 5-10 seconds before allowing me to resume doing what I was doing.
*This happens in all windows applications like firefox (while browsing webpages) or within photoshop while navigating in application menus.
*sometimes the application or windows menu will hang for a couple of seconds.. sometimes 30 seconds !
*I never experience any actual application crashes.. just 'hanging'
*If I ctrl+alt+del .. nothing happens UNTIL the computer decides it wants to 'wake up'.
*If I continue to do things while the computer is hanging, when it 'wakes up'.. it will 'fast forward' many of the actions I did while it was hanging (if that makes sense).

It does this Intermittently.. sometimes I have a good hour.. sometimes it can be an issue for a few hours etc..

Anyway... does this sound like the drive ? and what can I do about it..


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02 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Have you checked for any firmware updates for your drive, especially what those updates address?
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02 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)

Have you pulled and re-plugged the power cable from PSU to the drive? Same with data cable to the mobo?

Be sure every cable is firmly seated into the connectors.
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