Originally Posted by wevsspot
Did you flash erase the SSD before the fresh installation of Wndows?
I read over at the Crucial forums around the middle of last year that they were having many many users reporting a degradation in 4K-64Thrd benchmark performance after a year or more of wear on their SSDs.
I don't think it ever got resolved though. Last I heard Crucial was looking into it.
yea, happens to most if not all of them at some point.
I was having similar issues with one of my M4s and that is what sent me searching at the time. I've since retired my M4s, but kept my two C300s and replaced the M4s with another brand.
Why? It doesn't affect normal usage patterns, only synthetic benches which mean almost nothing in real use. Typically a user will reach queue depths 1-5, the benches show degradation at ~queue depths 10-20 something, far higher than what you would usually ever reach.
I noticed that a flash erase (secure erase with Parted Magic or HDDErase) helped a little bit, but it never did return to full "like new" speeds.
My friend's m4 got a boost from a S/E too, but after a week or so the 4k-64thrd speeds dropped again. S/E is only a temp fix for benches.
Originally Posted by CoolGuy90
No I didn't how do I do that?