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Re: Laptop still extremely slow after replacing msata ssd and putting old one back

Am Montag, 4. März 2019, 13:04:53 CET schrieb hdv@gmail:

try to start with a livefile system, then check the ssd speed. Thus you see, if 
the problem is by the operating system or by the hardware.

If it is same slow, then you know a hardware problem.

Check the BIOS configurations of the harddrive, mybe something has changed by 
the ssd exchange.

If there is nothing obvious bad, try the ssd in another computer (with the 
same livefile test) and see the results.

If this is better, you can also try to reflash the BIOS (in case, the BIOS has 
trouble itself). Sometimes a mainboard needs a newer BIOS for newer hardware. 
This depends on the manufacturer. Check his sites.

Last but not least, exchange the cables, maybe one makes trouble.

Hope this helps


> Hi all,
> The mSATA SSD in my Thinkpad W530 was getting full,. So I tried to replace
> it with a new larger one (Samsung EVO 860).  I knew about the mSATA II vs
> III issue and the BIOS AHCI setting. What I didn't expect was the laptop to
> slow down to a crawl. To illustrate: even opening de start menu is so slow
> that you have to wait for the panel to show for about 10 seconds. Like this
> the machine is completely unusable. I expected not to be able to run the
> new SSD at full speed (max 3 GB/s on the port in this machine), but this is
> crazy.
> It gets even crazier. Placing the old SSD back in the slot resulted in the
> same slow speeds as with the new SSD in. Not the old speeds. Before this
> experiment the laptop was just fine. It was quick enough, the storage was
> just getting filled up.
> Can anyone give me some pointers on how to diagnose or maybe even fix this?
> Running hdparm doesn't make me any wiser (timed cache read value is about
> 1.1 GB/s). Google didn't point me to anything I could use either. I would
> be very glad to just get the old speeds back, let alone to get the new disk
> running at somewhat adequate speeds on a mSATA II port).
> Thanks in advance.
> Grx HdV

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