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SSD Severely underperforming

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3 minutes ago, DodoKrastavac said:

I recently got an SSD, first couple of months it worked fine as hell, but recently the performance had severely weakened. It's plugged into an m.2 port. I'm using the MSI Z270 Tomahawk motherboard. Any suggestion, fixes or reasons why this is happening?

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Free up some space, SSDs require around 10-25% extra space on them for data "Swaps" (When you delete and add files the SSD moves items around in blocks, You need free space for this to happen.)

I recently got an SSD, first couple of months it worked fine as hell, but recently the performance had severely weakened. It's plugged into an m.2 port. I'm using the MSI Z270 Tomahawk motherboard. Any suggestion, fixes or reasons why this is happening?

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3 minutes ago, DodoKrastavac said:

I recently got an SSD, first couple of months it worked fine as hell, but recently the performance had severely weakened. It's plugged into an m.2 port. I'm using the MSI Z270 Tomahawk motherboard. Any suggestion, fixes or reasons why this is happening?

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Free up some space, SSDs require around 10-25% extra space on them for data "Swaps" (When you delete and add files the SSD moves items around in blocks, You need free space for this to happen.)

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Free some space, at least around 15-20 GB

Send the TRIM command to force the SSD to optimize itself, various software programs can do it ( for example o&o defrag has the option in its menu for SSDs)

// if you can't find space to free, maybe look at disabling hybernation  and moving the page file to another drive, or reducing the page file to some sane value (by default Windows often increases it to 15+ GB)

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Wow just 7GB free, that's the least I have ever seen on a SSD. I personally would either delete some stuff as others have said and/or buy another cheap-sih SSD to offload some files onto from your OS drive... SSDs are getting pretty cheap-ish now with a SATA m.2/2.5 SSD 240GB for around £30-40.

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