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Help diagnosing speed issues on Crucial V4 256GB SSD?

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Here's everything I could possibly think to post about the configuration of my PC. Let me know if there's any other info I can retrieve. I installed the Crucial V4 256GB SSD a few months ago (CT256V4SSD2BAA), and I've noticed recently that the PC's performance has been getting sluggish, so I decided to run some checks. Any insight?


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Flash motherboard bios to latest available, flash SSD to latest firmware available, verify SATA mode is set to AHCI or RAID rather than IDE/Legacy, and take a look at Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs.
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The Crucial v4 is pretty bad for an SSD. Awful controller. Quite frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if a properly maintained HDD (regular defrag, etc) works better. I reckon best you can do at this point (short of a secure erase + clean install) is create a backup image, secure erase and restore the image.

Another SSD to avoid is the regular SanDisk SSD (non-Extreme).
Edited by rui-no-onna - 2/3/13 at 6:18pm
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Those #s are astonishingly bad lol.
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Smikan, sorry to say but the v4 has been an extremely disappointing product. Your board may be only SATA II, but that SSD is performing at about 1/2 of SATA I speeds. An old Intel G1 SSD (without TRIM support) would perform much better than the v4.

You are not the only one with performance results like you have from the v4. So I can't say that anything you are doing is the problem. TRIM is enabled by default in Windows 7, and unless you disable it by using the CMD command line interface, it should be active. AS SSD shows us that you are using AHCI mode, with the Windows msahci driver, and that your SSD's alignment is correct, so that is all as it should be.

I think I see that the v4 is not your OS/boot drive, is it your data drive? If so, what do you store on it, not that should make a difference.
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