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Might be experiencing the Provisioning SSD Problem!

  1. #1


    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    Might be experiencing the Provisioning SSD Problem!


    Hi guys,

    So i have a small 64gig (m.2 NGFF) 42mm SSD card in my Laptop.

    I am running disk benchmark software (crystaldiskmark/AS SSD) on my drive and I am experiencing slow write speeds..

    Like 4k write: 18 only..


    Is this because I didn't over-provision the card?? I have filled it up to the max and then I deleted some ..

    Should I reformat the card? would this bring Write speeds back to normal?

    what should one do when write speeds suck on SSD?

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  2. #2


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    There`s no place left for it to write, so it`s searching.

    Get the data off the drive.

    Did you look up the specs of this drive ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    Trim and over provisioning can't function well without free space. If you need more space on the SSD, get at least a 128 GB M.2 SATA SSD or just jump to 256 GB. I find that using the computer normally will use up a lot of space. My tablet also has 64 GB eMMC drive but it only contains metro apps and OS updates. All other programs are on the 128 GB micro SD card.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit


    I'm about to format the whole damn thing.. and see what that does.. just not sure if i should use NTFS or ExFat when i format it..
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  5. #5


    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit


    Ok here is my new benchmarks after I formatted the drive.. not looking so hot either.. but better..

    who gets crappy write speeds like this.. yikes..

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  6. #6


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    Yep, that is horrible.
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