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My SSD seems to be slow/not working properly

So I decided to benchmark my build, and I came across a problem. My SSD, was only at the 34th percentile. So, I want to know what is wrong with it, or could be wrong with it.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5741927

This is the benchmark, I hope you guys can view it. My system drive is the Kingston SSD, well it is my only SSD, so it shouldn't be too hard to spot.
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  1. SSD dont like to be occupied free some space and you will see better results
    Reply to Greg Gregorich
  2. Greg Gregorich said:
    SSD dont like to be occupied free some space and you will see better results


    I've freed as much as I can. Other than the 1 game I have on the thing, the rest are OS, and browser stuff. Admittedly, the 1 game is 30GB. Still I have a good 23~GB free, that's about 25% of the drive.
    Reply to Kuroyuki28
  3. Check the SSD alignmenet http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/checking_ssd_alignment

    Not so common now but it was a common issue when Cloning to an SSD in the early days and still happens occasionally with some software.
    Also check that you are using a 6Gbps Sata port on the motherboard and that it's set to AHCI in the BIOS
    Reply to Dugimodo
  4. Check in the addiotional Power Settings that you have set it in High Performance.
    Check if your drivers are up to date (recommend scanning with Driver Easy for that).
    Reply to RCPG
  5. Dugimodo said:
    Check the SSD alignmenet http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/checking_ssd_alignment

    Not so common now but it was a common issue when Cloning to an SSD in the early days and still happens occasionally with some software.
    Also check that you are using a 6Gbps Sata port on the motherboard and that it's set to AHCI in the BIOS


    No Alignment Errors, all my ports should be 6 Satas, and I think I have it as AHCI, but I'll check later. Managed to get another 20 GB free by getting rid of the Hibernate file, and the intel realsense sdk. However, my score is now lower then it was before, and is now in the 29th percentile.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5742499#DRIVE
    Reply to Kuroyuki28
  6. you get different result every time without doing nothing(freing spase or adding)
    Reply to Greg Gregorich
  7. As long as your utilization is not above 85 to 90% of capacity, I don't think that is the issue, unless the SSD is getting old and a lot of the cells are no longer able to be written to. Have you tried a different SATA cable?
    Reply to mjslakeridge
  8. RCPG said:
    Check in the addiotional Power Settings that you have set it in High Performance.
    Check if your drivers are up to date (recommend scanning with Driver Easy for that).


    Alright, change my power settings, and my percentile changed to the 46th, the strange thing though, is that only the 4k test results changed drastically. While the others improved a bit, it was only by 3%~

    http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/5742567#DRIVE


    Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
    Performing as expected (46th percentile)

    Sequential
    25% 114 MB/s WAS 22%

    Random 4k
    97% 43.1 MB/s WAS 80%~

    Deep queue 4k
    32% 68 MB/s WAS 24%~


    Now I'm even more confused. Why is my Sequential, and Deep queue so low?
    Reply to Kuroyuki28
  9. Check your ssd health with CrystalDiskInfo.
    Reply to yo.edy.4ever
  10. yo.edy.4ever said:
    Check your ssd health with CrystalDiskInfo.


    It says my SSD health is 93%
    Reply to Kuroyuki28
  11. Can you post a picture? You can also use SSD-Z to check your SSD.
    Reply to yo.edy.4ever
  12. yo.edy.4ever said:
    Can you post a picture? You can also use SSD-Z to check your SSD.


    How do I post a pic? I click the picture button and it asks for a URL.
    Reply to Kuroyuki28
  13. don't use userbenchmark. they are comparing all different setup. not just compare your Kingston SSD with other kingston ssd.
    Reply to rgd1101
  14. Upload the picture to imgur.com and paste the link.
    Reply to yo.edy.4ever
  15. Best answer
  16. rgd1101 said:


    Apparently I have the V300. My firmware is the 506A.
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  17. I just compared the specs listed in the link sent by rgd1101. While a bit below them, it matched the numbers in the graph for my ssd. In other words, my SSD is working at factory capacity... Still, when compared to the 505A, mine is much worse isn't it...

    So wait, the previous version of my kingston is better than the version I bought which was newer, if only slightly?
    Reply to Kuroyuki28
  18. Kuroyuki28 said:
    I just compared the specs listed in the link sent by rgd1101. While a bit below them, it matched the numbers in the graph for my ssd. In other words, my SSD is working at factory capacity... Still, when compared to the 505A, mine is much worse isn't it...

    So wait, the previous version of my kingston is better than the version I bought which was newer, if only slightly?


    yup the "new" revision is cheaper to make, but lower performance.
    Reply to rgd1101
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