My SSD based system is starting to feel slow and sluggish, but it used to be lightning fast. I tried to cleanup as much as I could, removed programs from startup, etc.
However, one big change I did is that I changed my HDD setup from 1 HDD to 2 HDDs in RAID 1 (for added security without having to bother with manual backups).
All my programs are on the SSD, as well as the user directory, but data is on the HDD except some things I wanted to keep really fast (mainly, my C++ programming stuff) . The weird thing is that the system can feel slower, even with SSD-only operations (launching programs, etc.).
- Motherboard: P6T-SE with ICH10R intel controller.
- SSD: Crucial 128 M4
- HDDs: 2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (ST31000333AS)
In order to use RAID 1, I had to change a setting in the BIOS from AHCI to RAID. Is it possible that this hurts the performance of my SSD?
I noticed in Process Explorer that one of the most time consuming processes is MsMpEng (Anti Malware Service, part of Microsoft Security Essentials).