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triex
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Registered: ‎03-11-2012
Location: usa
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w510 very slow ssd

i have tried 3 ssds (patriot warp 32g, ocz agility 3 60g, and ocz deneva 240g) in my w510 4318 and the drives are very slow. the system is slower than my original 5400 rpm drive. i reinstalled the system to factory defaults, and tried a clean install. i an running win 7 32 bit. i turned on trim, and tried all the tweaks i could find online. am i missing something or do i need to use a specific ssd on the w510?

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ThorsHammer
Posts: 2,400
Registered: ‎04-08-2011
Location: USA
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Re: w510 very slow ssd

I am not familiar with the controller in those drives, but if it's the same as the Crucial C300, the following instructions may be beneficial:

 

http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Solid-State-Drives-SSD/Solution-C300-Disk-Freeze-ups-in-Windows-7-solved...

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ExJamJus
Posts: 1,035
Registered: ‎12-19-2011
Location: Malaysia
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Re: w510 very slow ssd

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Weird ... I used the Agility 3 60GB on the W520, works fantastic~!

I used the R&R and did a factory recovery disc first then restore it on the Agility 3 ... It works fine ... note that I did not put HDD password on mine.

Have you tried updating the BIOS?

 

- Another thing you might want to try is to use a OEM Win 7 x64 disk and install it directly on the SSD. Also go to BIOS and change it to AHCI mode.

*Non Lenovo employee*

I have a Y2P (i5) ... Feel free to ping me if you want me to test some applications with your Y2P if you have the same model. I don't mind keep doing recovery on it if needed .... =)
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Chatbox
Posts: 487
Registered: ‎11-04-2010
Location: Sydney
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Re: w510 very slow ssd

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ExJamJus , triex's system is a W510.

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ExJamJus
Posts: 1,035
Registered: ‎12-19-2011
Location: Malaysia
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Re: w510 very slow ssd

@Chatbox,

Yeah ... I know ...
*Non Lenovo employee*

I have a Y2P (i5) ... Feel free to ping me if you want me to test some applications with your Y2P if you have the same model. I don't mind keep doing recovery on it if needed .... =)
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Chatbox
Posts: 487
Registered: ‎11-04-2010
Location: Sydney
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Re: w510 very slow ssd

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Sorry, I wasn't sure if you were trying to relate, or just saying your experience.

 

AHCI in the BIOS?

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harrisb
Posts: 1,031
Registered: ‎04-20-2008
Location: Cary, NC
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Re: w510 very slow ssd

Are you cloning the HDD to the SSD or doing a clean install? You also need to insure that the partitions are properly aligned. Where is the original HDD? In the Ultrabay or removed?

W520, i7-2820QM, BIOS 1.42, 1920x1080 FHD, 32 GB RAM, 2000M NVIDIA GPU, Samsung 840 Pro 480GB SSD, Crucial M500 mSata 480GB, WD 2TB USB 3.0, eSata Plextor PX-LB950UE BluRay

W520, i7-2760QM, BIOS 1.42 1920x1080 FHD, 32 GB RAM, 1000M NVIDIA GPU, Crucial M500 480GB mSata SSD, Hitachi 500GB HDD, WD 2TB USB 3.0
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triex
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Registered: ‎03-11-2012
Location: usa
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Re: w510 very slow ssd

i did a clean install and the drive is in the drive bay,  a dvd rw is in the ultra bay. i updated the bios to the newest on lenovos site, and also updated the bios for the ssd erase option. the drives are also updated to the newest firmware.

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triex
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-11-2012
Location: usa
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Re: w510 very slow ssd

my drive uses a sandforce controller so i don't know if it's the same problem but i'll give it a try.

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JDay
Posts: 999
Registered: ‎01-06-2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Re: w510 very slow ssd

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You should do a secure erase of the drive (never format it) since this will fix any alignment issues, and do not use any SSD tweaks with Windows 7 since it automatically optimizes the system for an SSD when installed onto one. Those tweaks are really for older generation SSDs and XP.

 

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2009/05/05/support-and-q-a-for-solid-state-drives-and.aspx