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My new ssd drive has a slow data transfer rate. why?

Last response: in Storage
November 12, 2012 12:09:52 AM

I just updated from xp 32 bit to windows 7 pro by installing a new SSD hard drive. i have updated my BIOS, installed over 108 Microsoft updates and the computer runs very slowly. help.
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a b G Storage
November 12, 2012 12:30:49 AM

we will need a little more information than that.

what CPU?
how much Ram?
make/model/size of the SSD?

is it plugged into a SATA 2 or 3 slot? Either should feel pretty snappy, but SSD on SATA1 could feel a might bit sluggish.

Are you running in IDE, RAID, or AHCI? AHCI is what you want for max performance. RAID can work well too if you are on a newer Intel motherboard that allows TRIM commands to pass though.
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November 12, 2012 3:05:26 AM

Also, what is the brand and model of your motherboard?