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Windows 7: Ultra-Slow operations with new SSD

17 Jul 2018   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Ultra-Slow operations with new SSD

hi guys,
I'm on Windows 7.
My laptop has an AMD x64 quad-core processor, with 6GB of RAM.

I just purchased a new SSD, MLC nand. I used my Windows restore disks to install the OS onto it (so it's not a ghost image or anything like that - but like a fresh install).

Depending on what test utility I run, performance ranges from 300KB/s to 420KB/s, which isn't bad.
TRIM is enabled (trim disable switch is 0)
However, when I click on properties of each partition, C has indexing enabled, whereas D does not offer the checkbox for that.

When I do file operations, it is often extremely slow:
Copying one small jpeg can take half a minute or so. Even a fiie MOVE (which is a path rename) takes long.
Copying 20 small files, totalling 4.5MB, from the desktop (on C) to a newly-created subdirectoy on D was taking almost 10 minutes according to estimate, clocking in at only about 4.5KB/s(!)
But when I did it a second time (deleted the destination, created a new folder, copied again), it was instantaneous. (perhaps because the files were still in the cache?)

I don't know what's going on. Could it be that power-management isn't working properly with this drive?
I do have the other HDD in the other drive bay, and I can't just disable power-management as that would have the hdd spinning all the time.

Are there other settings I can/should be looking at?

Is it possible to configure an SSD to be "always on" while the second drive (hdd) powers down? (I did not see that option in power-management's advanced settings)

The SSD configuration is as follows:
TRIM enabled
C: is NTFS, with the operating system (Windows7), (indexing enabled)
D: is FAT with data (indexing not offered in properties).
(D:/FAT gets backed up to a 750GB HDD that's in the second drive bay, and that hdd is rarely used).

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