Question SSD Speeds Slower All of a Sudden

Dec 18, 2018
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Loading times for games and other apps installed on my SSD have increased significantly practically instantly. As well as this, when loading games, task manager shows the disk usage as 50% whether it reads 7MB/s or 650MB/s usage. The model of the SSD is the Sandisk SD8SB8U-128G
 
Loading times for games and other apps installed on my SSD have increased significantly practically instantly. As well as this, when loading games, task manager shows the disk usage as 50% whether it reads 7MB/s or 650MB/s usage. The model of the SSD is the Sandisk SD8SB8U-128G
First port of call - have you ran an in-depth full virus scan?
Are you running any overclocks at all?
Have you run an SSD Trim?
Have you monitored temps?
 
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I ran a malwarebytes threat scan earlier - quarantined everything found, no joy there.
Not running any overclocks and haven't previously.
Not sure what an SSD Trim is so probably not.
Temperatures seem normal (hovering at 30-40 degrees Celcius when loading games)
 
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Only one file was found. "PUP.Optional.Conduit"
In resource manager nothing is using notable disk space.
I optimised the drive however that also had no effect.
 
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So, I ran both SSDLife and CrystalDiskInfo. SSDLife says my drive is in excellent health (100%) whereas CrystalDiskInfo says my drive is in bad health.
I don't really know what anything on the huge list of things means but there is a red dot next to "Uncorrectable Soft Read Error Rate" as well as "Vendor Specific" on CrystalDiskInfo.
 

PaulDesmond

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My SSD ran fast to start with and then slowed down. I think it has something to do with windows HDD scratch memory kicking in. I have 32G of V fast DDR3 so would not need the hard disk temporary storage.
 

Satan-IR

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So, I ran both SSDLife and CrystalDiskInfo. SSDLife says my drive is in excellent health (100%) whereas CrystalDiskInfo says my drive is in bad health.
I don't really know what anything on the huge list of things means but there is a red dot next to "Uncorrectable Soft Read Error Rate" as well as "Vendor Specific" on CrystalDiskInfo.

I'd suggest you download HD Sentinel from here and check SMART health status of the drive with it.

If you can take a screen shot of the SMART tab of the drive in HD Sentinel and upload somewhere and post link here.
 

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