1 month ago
PROBLEM SOLVED https://imgur.com/a/8Bhcjx8 Seems like the full disk encryption is the main reason for the performance impact on the system SSD disk. Also, the cloning of the Windows installation using Samsung's Data Migration Tool created some corrupted files within Windows, I fixed those using CMD --> SFC /SCANNOW
I am using Samsung 860 EVO 1TB as my System disk (Windows 10), and Samsung 860 QVO 1TB as my second storage disk. In the past, I had installed Windows on the QVO disk and I did a benchmark getting really good scores on the EVO disk at that time, but when I reinstalled windows onto the EVO disk these benchmark scores just swapped places lol. I used Samsung Data Migration (cloned the disk) to move the Windows installation to my new EVO disk from the older QVO disk. Also, I might mention that I use full disk encryption on the system disk (AES-256).
Samsung Magician says my disks are Good and Healthy :) But I am still bothered by the bad performance on the system disk. I have optimized both disks using TRIM and I have about 100GB unallocated storage on both disks for better performance and life span.
So is there anything more I can do to make the system disk perform as expected in the benchmarks? Should I re-format the EVO disk and re-install Windows (because I used cloning earlier), or can it be the full disk encryption slowing things down (it shouldn't though)?
Thanks for any advice in advance :)