Is this just a normal caveat of SSD technology or is something just not working right here? If so, how can I fix it?
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-Pro
SSD: ADATA SP900 SATA3 (with April 2013 5.0.7a firmware -- supposedly fixing and essentially enabling TRIM amongst other small bugs)
SATA PORT: First, via Intel 6.0gbps port as opposed to third party 6.0gbps ASMedia port
SATA MODE: AHCI, confirmed via BIOS, AS SSD benchmark, & DisableDeleteNotify=0 in CMD
SATA DRIVER: Intel® 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller (18.104.22.1682 1/22/2013)
OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1 + all relevant updates
1.) Fresh reformat via Parted Magic's Secure Erase.
2.) Fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64.
3.) Fresh installation of most recent chipset drivers provided by ASUS on its website for my particular board.
4.) Fresh installation of most recent SATA drivers provided by ASUS on its website for my particular board.
EDIT worth mentioning that I forgot: Confirmed AHCI via BIOS & in Windows via AS SSD showing IaStorA as the SATA driver & CMD prompt DisableDeleteNotify=0
5.) Installed all Windows 7 updates
6.) Installed avast! Antivirus Free (as with all software, I declined installing any spyware programs)
7.) Installed Tune-Up Utilities and 100% optimized my computer
7.) Installed the following pieces of software:
AMD Catalyst Install Manager
avast! Free Antivirus
Battlelog Web Plugins
Core Temp 1.0 RC5
CPUID CPU-Z 1.65.0
DAEMON Tools Lite
HD Tune Pro 5.00
Intel® Network Connections 22.214.171.124
Intel HD Graphics Driver
Intel SDK for OpenCL - CPU Only Runtime Package
Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
LatencyMon 5.00 (which doesn't show any unusual ISR or DPC activity)
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
*All Microsoft Visual C++ packs*
MSI Afterburner 3.0.0 Beta 10
Presonus Universal Control 1.7
RivaTuner Statistics Server 5.1.2
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
TuneUp Utilities 2013
8.) Messed around with Battlefield 3 and Skyrim just to watch the fast load times, and yes they're fast, but...
9.) Less than 24 hours after setting up, watch what happened to my speeds..
Before 1.png 37.2KB 19 downloads
After 2.PNG 39.84KB 18 downloads
What could I have possibly done to make it run over twice as slow so in a matter of 24 hours?! People say they run slower when they're filled up however I'm at 141GB free out of 238GB total. This is frustrating.. still faster than a HDD however I know I should be getting more out of it!
Edited by triplefam, 04 July 2013 - 08:58 PM.