Why NVME SSD is running slow and exceed storage space?

If you’re having problems with NVMe SSD slow read/write speeds, then this article can help you resolve those issues.

In order to determine if your SSD is slow, the very first thing that you need to do is benchmark is as follows:

Download quick bench from SSD comparison chart website for free SATA SSD benchmarks. In case there isn’t a SATA SSD benchmark for your specific SSD, benchmark it using CrystalDiskMark 5.  

To install and open QuickBench,

  • double click on it after downloading and follow instructions.

After running the SATA SSD benchmark, check out both Average Sequential Read & Write Speeds as well as Burst Speed graphs – are they close to what’s advertised on the manufacturer’s website?

If they are then read/write speeds are fast enough and your nvme SSD isn’t slow. However, if SATA SSD benchmarks results aren’t in line with advertised speeds, then you still have the option to improve ssd read/write speeds by tweaking Samsung SSD tweaks.

HDTune Pro software

Run HDTune Pro software which will not only benchmark the SATA SSD but also check its health. It comes at a price tag, but it’s well worth it. If SATA SSD benchmarks and SATA SSD health checks aren’t enough for you, then the next best thing you can do is to use SSD benchmark free and SSD benchmark pro which will allow you to run SSD tests but only on your HDD or SSD respectively.

if none of the aforementioned software works, don’t give up yet! You can also try HDTune thorough test.

NVME SSD benchmarks are usually faster than SATA SSD benchmarks. However, nvme SSD slow speed issues can also occur. The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that your motherboard supports it. The next step would be to reboot your pc and enter inside bios (for Lenovo g50 5 laptop press F2 during bootup).

Once in bios, open the Advanced tab and go to the SATA Mode Selection menu – here you have two options: AHCI Mode or RAID Mode check out Intel Rapid Storage Technology to find out more about SATA SSD vs nvme SSD benefits.

Why are SSDs so small?

They are fast but less capacitive than traditional hard disk drives as they are the latest technology.

SSDs are generally smaller than hard drives because they lack mechanical parts. The data is stored electronically on semiconductor-based integrated circuit boards. NAND flash, which is a type of nonvolatile memory that can store data without power, is used to create various types of SSDs.

Hard drives have spinning discs inside with a mechanical arm to read and write the data stored on them. This requires more power to draw and moving parts, which makes them larger in size.

According to Seagate, hard drive capacities may increase over time as faster read/write technologies are developed. The company also touts that their 3TB 2 . 5 ” Barracuda XT hard drive is currently the world’s highest-capacity hard drive.

Hard drives will remain the dominant storage medium for more typical computing applications involving massive amounts of data and media, such as storing HD video and sound files. But where small size and speed are priorities, SSDs will likely be favored over time.

why is my ssd so full

Nope! You should be using SSD for your operating system and programs while having a separate hard disk to store media files such as music, videos, and photos.          

Well SSD is small in size so you can’t do this without deleting few applications or something like that.

But SSD has a small storage capacity too so you need to buy an additional SSD if you want to install lots of software on your SSD.

Wrapping up

if none of the aforementioned solutions worked, reinstall the windows operating system by creating a bootable USB stick with Rufus on it and use the official iso file to install windows.

Ryan MacWha

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