500gb Sata 6.0 gb/s
Storage for music, movies, and games.
At only 25% capacity.
Recently became extremely slow for loading all files.
Music files take 5-10 seconds to start.
Movies take 15-20 seconds to start, and nearly 30 seconds if I use a seek function.
Games became slow in general. Load times, operation, etc.
64gb mSata drive (intel srt active)
64gb SSD drive for OS only.
I use Kaspersky with nightly scans with high security.
Defrag the slave once every 3 days.
Any ideas why it's slow and/or how to fix? Thanks!
The hard drive in question is roughly 1 month old.
It was a brand new 500gb HDD SataIII 6.0gb/s.
When it was first turned on it was FAST!! and I can't say that enough...and just randomly started going slow...
How/where do I check/install on board controllers??
The 64gb SSD is an mSata set up with Intel Smart Response Technology. So I believe it's a cache for the system if I understood correctly. Could be wrong.
I've tried new SATA cables and different ports, no change in performance.
I understand that, but it was explained to me by a smarter friend that it would be like running SSD's in RAID 0. Which is stupid fast, but it doesn't appear to work that way.
What I want to know, is why did it slow down my other hard drive my 90%?
if it caches data that is not needed then the cache is rendered useless... that being said im not sure if it requires data to be in said cache before it will read it? perhaps thats what its doing. causing extra I/O overhead by cacheing all data prior to read/write.
I run 3 SSD's in raid-0 and when i turn on cache my burst speeds go up considerably, however my real world performance is sliced by almost 60%. I never run any SSD's with windows cache due to the degraded performance in day to day computing. I do however recommend using a controller card with built on cache if you are going to run SSD's in a raid.