Windows 10: Slow SSD Possibly Solved


  1. Posts : 606
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.48
       07 Dec 2017 #1

    Slow SSD Possibly


    Hi All

    Ran a benchmark for my Western Digital Blue SSD 250gb, am using the Intel 100/200 storage driver, don't think PC supports Rapid storage technology that I can tell, Store bought Asus G11CD, SSD was my own, transferred from older system, I can afford a newer Samsung 250gb SSD at Christmas if need be
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  2.    07 Dec 2017 #2

    It's not too bad, I would say it's not going make huge noticeable difference by switching to Samsung, I have attached my m.2 SATA benchmark score for you to compare.
    http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare.../m191455vs2977
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  3. Posts : 606
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.48
    Thread Starter
       07 Dec 2017 #3

    Oh ok well I know it's Serial Ata 3.0--6gbs, guess just the design of system I suppose, and guess nothing too much to worry on I guess in this case

    Could my SSD be showing lower speed that rated speed for Western Digital Blue 250 SSD, due to me switching Antivirus programs way too often, as I can't decide which one to stay with, used Avast for last 14 years, and then keep being tempted to try Defender, so I do a bit, then end up switching back to Avast. If so I can try to do a system refresh asap before Christmas, and new games to install arrive
    Last edited by AMDMan2016; 09 Dec 2017 at 13:37.
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  4.    09 Dec 2017 #4

    Do you have AHCI protocol enabled, or are you using IDE? I'd guess you are using AHCI....

    But AS SSD should show you:
    Download AS SSD and start it; it will tell you directly what driver you use:
    - pciide.sys = microsoft IDE driver
    - msahci = Microsoft AHCI driver
    - iastor.sys = Intel AHCI/RAID driver

    (See screenshots in following)

    Why do i need AHCI with a SSD Drive (Guide Here!) ... - Crucial Community
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  5.    09 Dec 2017 #5

    Hi,

    Probably not the cause of that somewhat slow SSD but keep in mind that most AV softwares hook into the kernel of the OS making them often impossible to unininstall cleanly.

    Could my SSD be showing lower speed that rated speed for Western Digital Blue 250 SSD, due to me switching Antivirus programs way too often, as I can't decide which one to stay with, used Avast for last 14 years, and then keep being tempted to try Defender, so I do a bit, then end up switching back to Avast.
    Also, the more the SSD is filled up the slower it will become. Plus, manufacturer's announced speed are optimum speeds which may vary if you run a different benchmarking programme.

    Cheers,
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  6. Posts : 606
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.48
    Thread Starter
       09 Dec 2017 #6

    I'm Using iaStorA--Which should be the Intel Storage Controller, am using AHCI as well, Have plenty of space left on the SSD at this time as well, so maybe all fine and nothing for me to worry on
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  7.    09 Dec 2017 #7

    Hi,

    so maybe all fine and nothing for me to worry on
    I tend to agree.

    Cheers,
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  • Posts : 495
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       09 Dec 2017 #8

    Basicly your running about max speed for the SATA controller!! your write speed could be a little faster this is my 4 year old Samsung 850 Pro about 50% full I just use it for storage I don't like having spinners in my notebook. SATA SSD are not going to work much faster than thisClick image for larger version. 

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    It won't matter whether the you use the 2.5" format or M.2 format SSD as long as it has to run through the SATA controller these are top speeds.
    as compared to M.2 PCIe NVME SSD either running on RAID or NVME drivers Click image for larger version. 

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    Nither of these benchmarks were taken on a prepared SSD this are my SSD that I'm using daily 8 hours a day or so.

    The PCIe buss is pretty much maxed out with these drives I believe about 3000 mbs is tops for that bus so we'll have to see what they come up with next.
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  • Posts : 606
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.48
    Thread Starter
       09 Dec 2017 #9

    Yeah it could be a little faster, but not sure if it's the SSD, or Something in Windows or Bios, or what lol, could just be i'm running at max system will allow

    SSD speed is 3.0(6gbs) so that's good there
    AHCI driver is Intels driver, which should be fine
    bios should be set properly, though I installed SSD myself when I received PC in September, so might check the UEFI bios later on
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