I have a laptop
HP probook 4520s with
Core i5 M480 @ 2.67Ghz,
640 GB HDD Radeon HD 6370m 1GB video card.
It would seem like a good stack for work, right? But My HDD has crashed after everyday walking with laptop about 1 year.
After buying my new SSD (Patriot memory - Torqx II 128 Gb SATA II) and installing new Windows 8 from scratch - it was amazing fast. But I had only install windows updates, and I feel that the speed become the same as my old HDD, after install other software for my work, it becomes so slow, so when I use my PC with old lower configuration and it really works better than my awesome laptop... I checked that TRIM and AHCI mode are turned on. So why's that?
I asked for help in Patriot Memory support, they suggested to send them ATTO test results, done, sent. Here is the response:
"Thank you very much for the attached results. Looking at the results, I can see that your SSD speed is a lot lower than it should be. Can you tell me your system specs?"
Until they checked my email, I re-installed Windows 8 to Windows 7 and it was again perfect, but the story repeats it becomes slower and slower after every installing new software. Check out some screenshots..
(sorry for the screenshot with russian TaskManager, I hope you will recognize those parameters accordingly with your english or other lang TaskManager)
So the main issue that something everytime loads the disc on 100% and the response time is jumping around 1000-3000 ms. (when something is installing - response time is ~10k-12k ms)
Why am I asking about Windows? Because I tried to install Linux Mint (x86) and It just flies. So great performance independent on how many programs I have installed. Only Windows (any 7 or 8) has this problem.
So guys, I appreciate any ideas about how to fix that and may be answers of main question - "why is it so.?"
P.S. It might be important information: I have another one partition with Linux Mint (x86) installed with Dual Boot near the Windows 8 (x64). The bootloader - GRUB. Linux works very great. So i'm not sure that it's really SSD issue.. as it works great with other (linux) OS. Right ?
UPD01: I've followed @Breakthrough's suggestion and opened DISKPART to see the partitions and they alignment offset and here is the output:
Partition ### Type Size Offset -------------- ------------ -------- -------- Partition 1 Primary 350Mb 1024 kb Partition 2 Primary 87Mb 351 Mb Partition 0 Extended 31Gb 87 Gb Partition 3 Logical 31Gb 87 Gb
UPD02: Here is the screenshot of AS SSD Benchmark. It was testing about 1 hour on a 4k-64Thrd Write Step. Other steps went about ~1 min.
Might installing Windows 8 x86 resolve this issue, even for a little bit ?
Here is the screenshot from Clean Windows 8 AS SSD Benchmark test before Windows calculate my Windows Experience Index
UPD!!!!!!!! - The probles was bad SSD. They gave me a NEW one(ADATA SX900), and it just flies! Really fast. So to all having this problem - return it back to shop via warranty ASAP!!! Thanks!