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I just put together a build with a brand new M500 240GB, installed Windows 7 64-bit SP1 and everything seemed okay. It was working like a dream; boot up happened in under ten seconds, etc.

Now it's been just a few days, with minimal use, and Windows started taking longer and longer to boot each time (the logo screen, before it even gets to logon). It's at something around 100 seconds now, so I figured I should run some benchmarks to check on the status of the drive.

Here's what I got:



The Read Speed and Read Access Time okay, but most of these results seem way off.

What do I do? Any suggestions? Do I have to return the whole drive under warrantee and wait to get a new one before I can use my new computer?
Edited by AutoPsychotic - 5/25/15 at 4:46am
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Try going back to the Microsoft provided SATA controller drivers and don't use the AMD drivers.

post #3 of 37
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I'm willing to try anything; is there a way to revert to those Microsoft SATA drivers without it affecting my Windows install (I'd like to avoid any reformatting/re-installing of the boot drive if at all possible)?
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Alright, I uninstalled the AMD SATA driver and rebooted twice (to let the Microsoft drivers get installed and take full effect). Also re-enabled Write Caching based on the advice of a user from another forum, which I had disabled earlier as part of a SSD optimization guide's recommendation.

These are the results I get now:



So that seems to be a marked improvement, though it's still taking ~40-45 seconds of Windows logo time to boot, from power on to Windows desktop, which is still a far cry from the 10-15 seconds I was getting with this drive initially. 40-45 seconds seems more to me like HDD boot times than what I should be getting with this SSD. What else am I/could I be missing?
post #5 of 37

Do you have external peripherals connected to the computer? USB drives, etc.

post #6 of 37
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Only a USB keyboard and mouse. Had a USB flash boot drive with Memtest86 plugged in a while back, but it never boot into Windows with that plugged in due to boot priority.
post #7 of 37

I'm out of ideas now. Anyone else have any?

post #8 of 37

Is it just me or is that 103424 K Ok thing supposed to be 1024K?

 

You can try to re-align the SSD to 1024K blocks?

 

http://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/partition-align-for-ssd.html

 

or

 

http://www.disk-partition.com/blog/free-ssd-alignment-tool-to-optimize-your-windows-ssd-disk-partiton/

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Alright, I grabbed the second tool to re-align the SSD partitions from your link. In the drop-down box, but when I try to re-align the partitions, it just says, "The current partition is already optimized thus there's no need to align it again."

No idea what to try next.
Edited by AutoPsychotic - 5/25/15 at 12:44pm
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Alright, I grabbed the second tool to re-align the SSD partitions from your link. In the drop-down box, how many sector alignment do I want to select? 2048? 4096?

 

1024 if thats not possible take the first one and see if that allows 1024.


Edited by 1337LutZ - 5/25/15 at 12:44pm
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