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

On 04/03/2019 16.14, Alexander V. Makartsev wrote:
> On 04.03.2019 19:40, hdv@gmail wrote:
>> On 04/03/2019 15.36, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On 3/4/19 9:19 AM, hdv@gmail wrote:
>>>> ame day, no old image was used.
>>> Right, but if you didn't use a "clean install" more than likely an old
>>> configuration might be at fault. I don't have an SSD but during the install
>>> process, wouldn't that drive be re-formatted?? Trouble shooting with a shotgun. Ric
>> Maybe, but that would only account for the trouble with the new SSD. As I wrote,
>> the old SSD was never changed at all. Nor was the BIOS. The system ran fine
>> before I took that SSD out. You'd expect the system to run fine when putting it
>> back in.
>> Grx HdV
> Unless you didn't performed a reboot in a long time or\and used hibernation.

Could have been the case. But I have rebooted the laptop before replacing the
SSD to look at the BIOS settings. So in this case this was not so.

> I'm just throwing suggestions blindly, because things could go wrong in many
> ways if poking inside laptop case is involved.


> Do you have another drive installed in this laptop in tray caddy, perhaps, or in
> second drive slot if it is available?


> How much RAM your laptop have? Does it all detected by BIOS\OS?

There is 8GB of RAM and it is all detected. Both before and after this mess.

> It is possible you have damaged some passive parts around SATA connector during
> drive swap procedures. Inspect that location with magnifying glass for possible
> damage to small SMD elements and inspect SATA connector itself for possible
> cracks in solder joints.

I did think of hardware damage myself as well, but my inspection did not show
any visible damage. Not that that says all, but at least it is an indicator.

> If everything is ok, it wouldn't hurt to insert and remove drive into SATA
> connector multiple times just to ensure all contact pads in connector have a
> good contact.

Thanks for the suggestion. I tried this too. Alas, without any improvement. You
could say I am at a loss...

> Also show us SMART information for both SSD drives:
>     $ sudo smartctl --all /dev/sda

I'll try to run the the command again, but it might take an extremely long time
to finish. I did before (during diagnosis) but did not copy or type over the
results. I do remember that cached reads were about 1.1 GB/s for both the old
and the new SSD after the slowness started.

Thanks for trying to help!

Grx HdV