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Kingston SSD - Starting to get slow...Format or Change Disk?

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Hi scientists of computer technology!

I have a kingston ssd 250gb where my OS is
I have it about 1-1,5 years
Lately I am experiencing weird delay on actions etc, lag.
I am using it everyday all day with Photoshop, which Photoshop does write its cache to my ssd, about 30 gb or more.
So thats quite a lot of usage I suppose.
So my question is:
Will a format do good? Or is it worthless and my ssd's life has come to its end?
(I never formated again)

Hope anyone can help, thanks a lot guys!!!
post #2 of 4

It's probably not a hardware issue. In general SSDs don't work well when they're very full so if that's the case you should try freeing up some space. You should also make sure you have TRIM enabled for your drive.

 

Also, some Samsung SSDs have issues with old data reading slowly. It has to do with SSD cells degrading and most people say it only applies to Samsung 840 EVO drives but it won't hurt to run a program such as DiskFresh to rewrite all data.

 

EDIT: You could have malware, data corruption, or driver issues as well so formatting the drive should work as a last resort or if you don't want to troubleshoot.

 

EDIT AGAIN: If you really thing there's an issue with the drive you should back up any important data immediately just in case.


Edited by dante020 - 1/14/16 at 12:56pm
post #3 of 4
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Hello Dante and thank you.

I have always 70 gb of free space.
But 1 time I had gone to 1 gb, but I free up space again.

Something that solved the problem very much is that I connect it to a sata 3 port, I had it on sata 2
Looks pretty good now I can say

So does formating any good? Or it will be the same?

Thanks!
post #4 of 4
do a secure erase (parted magic has this).

SSD will be in a fresh, out of the box state.
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