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    SSD performance degradation - how to stay fast?


    Hi all, I have a SSD drive since 6 months or so. It is a Corsair F60GB2 (http://www.corsair.com/solid-state-drives/force-series/cssd-f60gb2-brkt.html).

    When I installed it, I installed a fresh Windows 7, it was really fast after installation and some weeks after. But then, 6 months after installation, I didn't noticed on a daily basis, but after that, I can't no longer that speed, it takes the same time as a SATA drive do when booting up.

    When I see the desktop, is was really fast, I could actually use it when I saw the desktop, but now, I must wait 10-20 seconds after I see that desktop, that about the same time as a standard SATA drive.

    What can I do about it, is there something similar to defrag but on a SSD drive that I can run here and there manually to get the performance back?

    Thanks
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    You shouldn't have to defrag with Windows 7. What brand of SSD did you buy? From what I've seen/read SSD isn't a perfect technology yet in terms of read/write algorithms and performance can very greatly amongst mfgs. Samsung and Intel I believe are two fairly reputable mfgs of SSD drives.
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    Originally Posted by seack79
    You shouldn't have to defrag with Windows 7. What brand of SSD did you buy? From what I've seen/read SSD isn't a perfect technology yet in terms of read/write algorithms and performance can very greatly amongst mfgs. Samsung and Intel I believe are two fairly reputable mfgs of SSD drives.
    Defrag is disabled, My SSD is a Corsair F60GB2 (F60GB2 (http://www.corsair.com/solid-state-drives/force-series/cssd-f60gb2-brkt.html) )
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    I heard that you shouldn't defragment SSD's. I have no information to back this up and I just recall reading it in a forum post.

    With that being said, I reckon the OS will slow you down before the actual hardware does.

    To combat this I reinstall the OS, get everything the way I want it (drivers, plugins, software, ect). Then take an image of it with Clonezilla.


    Whenever it starts to slow down I can just load that image of it and it will be good as new.
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    SSD should always work quickly, they are like a USB memory

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