Is Storage my Problem?

I built my first PC about 18 months ago and It has these specs:

AMD FX-6300
Kraken X-61 Liquid Cooler
Gigabyte GA-990FX AM3+ Motherboard
2x8gb of Kingston Hyper X 1333 DDR3
1TB WD Blue for file storage
240GB OCZ Vector 180 for OS and games
GTX 1070 FTW Graphics Card
EVGA 550W Fully Modular PSU

For the last six months or so, I've noticed that loading is slow, even with the 6Gb/s OCZ SSD. I press the power button, the keyboard lights up, then ~20-30s later the monitor turns on. Once logged in, it takes another minute or two for programs to load. This used to take 30 or so seconds when I first installed the SSD back in June 2016.

My question is: Is this problem related to my SSD? I'm wondering if it could be related to the MOBO or some sort of connection... I restored windows about two months ago, and don't have much stuff on the drive yet...

If it IS the SSD, I want to get a new drive and reinstall a fresh copy of windows... What drives would you guys recommend that won't break the bank? My MOBO does have an M.2 slot so that's an option. Sorry for the long post and thanks for reading!
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  1. i hardly believe that the problem is the SSD, AMD FX-6300 is a good CPU, but he is a old one(even if it you bought it new) and your RAMS are low frequency (im not saying its their fault either), i never used an ssd myself, so i cant say it for sure(sorry), but maybe could be some inconpatibility with them
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  2. Niz2425 said:
    I built my first PC about 18 months ago and It has these specs:

    AMD FX-6300
    Kraken X-61 Liquid Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-990FX AM3+ Motherboard
    2x8gb of Kingston Hyper X 1333 DDR3
    1TB WD Blue for file storage
    240GB OCZ Vector 180 for OS and games
    GTX 1070 FTW Graphics Card
    EVGA 550W Fully Modular PSU

    For the last six months or so, I've noticed that loading is slow, even with the 6Gb/s OCZ SSD. I press the power button, the keyboard lights up, then ~20-30s later the monitor turns on. Once logged in, it takes another minute or two for programs to load. This used to take 30 or so seconds when I first installed the SSD back in June 2016.

    My question is: Is this problem related to my SSD? I'm wondering if it could be related to the MOBO or some sort of connection... I restored windows about two months ago, and don't have much stuff on the drive yet...

    If it IS the SSD, I want to get a new drive and reinstall a fresh copy of windows... What drives would you guys recommend that won't break the bank? My MOBO does have an M.2 slot so that's an option. Sorry for the long post and thanks for reading!


    I would try running the software HDtune to check to see if your hard drive is going bad if not it might just be that you will need a simple cleaning of your system so I would recommend using CCleaner and Ultradefrag. CCleaner will clear out unneeded files and Ultradefrag will compress your files together so it will make it quicker to locate your files.

    HDtune
    http://www.hdtune.com/download.html

    Ultra defrag
    http://download.cnet.com/UltraDefrag-64-bit/3000-18512_4-75330300.html

    CCleaner
    https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download

    Another thing you could check is if you have any open programs running in the background with out you knowing.One way to check if you have open programs running in the background is to go to the task bar at the bottom of you screen and left click it. A menu should appear and you should see the word Task Manager click on that then wait a while for it to appear on the screen. Now you should see the programs that are currently running go ahead and click on More details. Where it says Background processes that is what is currently running and could be what is slowing down your computer.

    If you want to get a new SSD I recommend buying a Samsung or a Kingston. I have owned my Samsung for about 4 years now and my Kingston for about 3 years and have had no problems with them.
    Reply to johnsalinas0217
  3. How full is your SSD? How many drives do you have?

    Samsung Evo 256GB is a safe and popular choice.

    You can use Ccleaner to see how many start-up items you have. Through Windows you can use msconfig. I use Ccleaner. Through CCleaner you can then disable or delete any items that aren't critical to Windows and your needs.

    Have you disabled anything such as superfetch or Indexing?
    Reply to aquielisunari
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