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Crucial v4 CT256V4SSD2 Very Slow after Drive Cloning

January 30, 2013 12:18:44 AM

I have recently aquired an SSD, I am running windows 8. My C drive was failing, on a 150GB HDD, and I was worried about doing a fresh installation of windows before my C drive failed, so I used Acronis True Image Home 2013 to clone the drive. Cloning went smoothly, but boot up initially was problematic with multiple BSOD ntfs.sys failures. I ran system optimization with the windows boot disc I created and it seemed to fix the problems, but my system has very quickly slowed down to a snails pace.

I have correctly aligned the ssd, enabled ahci, trim is enabled, but my system performance information has only improved from 5.7 to 5.9 on its slowest attribute, the data transfer rate.
Still running AS SSD, its taking 30 mins plus to read the drive so far, and I am only up to the second line, but I have included a screenshot of the seq read and write speeds, which you can see is very much below standard benchmarks for this drive.

SEQ: Read: 67.71 MB/s Write: 8.69 MB/s

4k (its been stuck on this for around 30 mins, write speed is about 0.4-0.5 MB/s, and thats as far as I have gotten with the stats)

Heres my SIW general stats:

QuickReport from System Information for Windows ( Tuesday, January 29, 2013
System Vendor
Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
Serial Number None
Model H55 HD

BIOS Information
Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
Version 080015
Board Product ID H55 HD

Processor Information
Summary 1 Physical Processors / 4 Cores / 4 Logical Processors / 64 bits
Name Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80GHz
Vendor GenuineIntel
Original System Clock 133 MHz

Storage Device Information
Disk 0 2000.3 GB WDC WD20EARS-22MVWB0 Western Digital
Disk 1 256.0 GB V4-CT256V4SSD2
Disk 2 1000.2 GB WDC WD10EARS-00Y5B1 Western Digital

Memory Information
Slot 1 DDR3 (PC3-12800) 4096 MBytes PDP Systems
Slot 2 DDR3 (PC3-12800) 4096 MBytes PDP Systems

Display Adapter Information
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 1023 MBytes

Sound Adapter Information
NVIDIA High Definition Audio NVIDIA
NVIDIA High Definition Audio NVIDIA
NVIDIA High Definition Audio NVIDIA
NVIDIA High Definition Audio NVIDIA
USB Audio Device (Generic USB Audio)
Realtek High Definition Audio Realtek

Network Adapter Information
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller WIRED Connected [100 Mbps]

I thought I would see some decent, if not dramatic improvements after installing an SSD. I know drive cloning isnt ideal, but even so, this is generally miserable, I am ready to throw the drive out of the window!
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated please, thanks in advance