I just reinstalled Windows 7 64bit onto a new 180gb SSD from Intel after having previously used an 80gb intel SSD. I'm also now playing games off a 3tb WD drive rather than a 2tb WD drive.
In two games I've played since the reinstall, System Shock 2 and Crysis 3, I've noticed something where the game will be playing normally then SLOW WAY DOWN, like become really sluggish. Like, it still plays... but just the movement of a character through the world becomes like wading through molasses.
I'd been playing what I believe to have been an identical install of System Shock 2 (a very old game) just prior to this new SSD and Windows reinstall, flawlessly. Oh another thing in SS2, load times for maps are way slower. They were basically instant before the reinstall, now they can take a while or even seize up and stop. I don't mean to use one particular game as such an example but... I've also noticed some nonsense in Windows itself, at first I attributed this to the fact that I was messing around with Recuva and I figured that was slowing things down... undoubtedly this was true but I've seen some odd behavior in terms of Windows explorer moving files etc, since then as well.
I've just gone through that SSD optimization guide, which I'd done on the first one too... and am hoping that will help, but I was looking for other thoughts on what might be going on too.
Time of this report: 2/22/2013, 08:35:23
Machine name: ******
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/21/12 12:17:36 Ver: 32.03
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.3GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16352MB RAM
Page File: 5009MB used, 27691MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11