Question Problem with SSD access delay in old laptop.

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The gist of the story is, i have a client of mine that insisted on getting an ssd in a grandpa (Acer Aspire 9000 series). I finally succumbed after trying to talk the client out of this and tried to fit an SSD on the machine. After much research on ways to achieve that i concluded the best case scenario is to find a IDE to SATA DVD Drive Caddy. After configuring this in the BIOS and installing Win 7 32 bit on this i am faced with this problem.

•The SSD is working and identified by the system.
•The speeds are acceptable accounting for the IDE controller limitations.
•When the ssd is left inactive though even for a couple of seconds on every action, i get a huge hang.
(What i can compare it to is like waiting for an old IDE drive to spin up.)

I have come to the point where i Installed a script to read from the SSD every second and get reasonable performance.

Do you guys have any experience on this and if not if you have an idea i'd love to hear you out.
 
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I noticed windows makes me wait for all drives to spin-up before explorer will access my SSDs.
the system still has a spinning drive in it yes?
No it does't yet. I kept the original drive in tact for security reasons but plan to format it and install it as an archive drive.
 

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