April 13th, 2011, 09:27 AM
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?
April 14th, 2011, 08:36 PM
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.
April 15th, 2011, 08:52 AM
April 19th, 2011, 04:12 PM
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.
August 1st, 2011, 05:02 PM
SSD should always work quickly, they are like a USB memory