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SSD speed after Windows 7 reinstall

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February 10, 2013 1:04:14 PM

I have Intel 330 Series 120GB SSD, and after i reinstalled Windows 7, because of some damn driver, I feel that my SSD has gone slower.
I didn't do any Bootracer tests before Windows 7 reinstall, but now Bootracer 4 says:
Time to Logon 18 seconds
Time to Desktop 47 seconds
And yes, i have AHCI set up in BIOS.

I have seriously no idea what is wrong.
a b G Storage
February 10, 2013 1:20:12 PM

Is your SSD full? if not there's nothing to worry about because it probably talking 47 seconds from turning off and on again instead of boot from the press of button... I highly recommend you to do a test and see if it manages at least 200MB/s+
February 10, 2013 1:22:41 PM

Did you disconnect your other HDD before reinstalling?
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February 10, 2013 1:34:09 PM

Sooth1 said:
Did you disconnect your other HDD before reinstalling?

I think i disconnected my HDD, but I am not sure about some USB sticks.
February 10, 2013 1:35:35 PM

legendkiller said:
Is your SSD full? if not there's nothing to worry about because it probably talking 47 seconds from turning off and on again instead of boot from the press of button... I highly recommend you to do a test and see if it manages at least 200MB/s+

I have used about 40 gigs of my SSD. What would be a good app to test speed?
a b G Storage
February 10, 2013 8:38:09 PM

I think it's natural...
a b $ Windows 7
a c 813 G Storage
February 10, 2013 8:54:22 PM

I'm thinking the drive wasn't secure erased (zero'd) and now you need time for trim and garbage collection to kick in.
February 11, 2013 4:47:11 AM

popatim said:
I'm thinking the drive wasn't secure erased (zero'd) and now you need time for trim and garbage collection to kick in.


That could be the issue. How can I prevent it, if I reinstall Win 7 again, or should I take the ssd back to retailer for exchange?
February 11, 2013 5:03:31 AM

Have you tried a secure erase before reinstalling? I always do a secure erase and long format for just in-case reasons of a slowdown or something.
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