Question SSD is slower and freezing on a 4 year old laptop

rushi6261

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Hi,
I bought a Kingston SSD 480 gb and on the site the read and write speed are advertised as 500MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write
https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B01N0TQPQB/
now I installed it in my laptop and did benchmark with Crystal disk 6
All the image links and tests and BIos andd other info are in this link:
These are the benchmarks But when I copy a file say a video file from desktop and paste it on desktop the speeds are low initially thet
start at 260 MBPS for few seconds and later they gradually decreeases to 100 MBPS
I checked the speeds with an ISO and mkv file and here are the results
https://imgur.com/xFkJkhZ

I ran my laptop in high performance mode.
These are my system details
Computer: DELL Inspiron 5537
CPU: Intel Core i5-4200U (Haswell ULT, C0/D0)
2300 MHz (23.00x100.0) @ 2294 MHz (23.00x99.8)
Motherboard: DELL 04NGGW
BIOS: A11, 07/30/2018
Chipset: Intel Lynx Point-LP (Premium)
Memory: 6144 MBytes @ 798 MHz, 11-11-11-28
- 4096 MB PC12800 DDR3 SDRAM - SK Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB
- 2048 MB PC12800 DDR3 SDRAM - Micron Tech. 8KTF25664HZ-1G6M1
Graphics: Intel Haswell-MB ULT GT2 - Integrated Graphics Controller [C0/D0] [DELL]
Intel HD Graphics 4400, 1024 MB
Drive: KINGSTON SA400S37480G, 468.9 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: TSSTcorp DVD+/-RW SU-208CB, DVD+R DL
Sound: Intel Lynx Point-LP - High Definition Audio Controller [B2]
Network: RealTek Semiconductor RTL8101/2/3 Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Network: Atheros/Qualcomm AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language (x64) Build 17763.253 (1809/RS5)

I even did userbenchmark.com benchmark test and these are the results.

My laptop supports SATA 3 and i checked it with HWinfo and these are the results
https://imgur.com/kXgHqNq
SOme times suddenly my ssd freezes and I had linux mint and some times my laptop also freezes and
sometimes after boot mouse suddenly wont work.
I can hear a cat like purring sound from SSD sometimes.
I hear fan like rotating noise also and I am sure it is not laptop fan.

Is my SSD normal or is my laptop bottle necking it or what is the problem?
Should I change it?
Some one please respond.
 
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rushi6261

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daveybrat

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Unfortunately this is common with DRAM-less SSD's. They are fine and decently fast for smaller tasks but really bog down with large file transfers.
 

rushi6261

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Unfortunately this is common with DRAM-less SSD's. They are fine and decently fast for smaller tasks but really bog down with large file transfers.
Does that mean my SSD is slow by default or Can I buy a new faster RAM to increase my speed?
 

rushi6261

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The first one, and the only way to fix it is to buy another faster SSD.
Thanks i am changing my ssd.is crucial mx 500 better than this?I am looking for cheap as well as good ssds.Can you give me a link to a newbie guide ssds which has details like this dram mlc etc?how should i check whether an ssd has dram or not,tlc or not all the specs ?amazon is not mentioning all of them.
Thanks again.
 

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There's not really a newbie guide on all the SSDs out there. The key for really any computer component is to read a review on it before buying, as sometimes it can be a bad purchase based on your needs.

As far as the Crucial MX500, yes that is a very good drive. Anandtech publishes SSD buying guides usually four times a year, and they make their recommendations on which ones are good buys: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9799/best-ssds

There are so many different variations of drives out there such as DRAMless (which you bought), different controllers, different NAND, etc, so just be sure to look into your future purchases to make sure you are getting exactly what you want.
 

daveybrat

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The Crucial MX500 is an excellent drive and significantly faster than that Kingston. It has a DRAM buffer and a much longer endurance rating.

Other great options are the Samsung 860 EVO, the Western Digital Blue and the Intel 545s series SSD's.

But the Crucial should be typically the cheapest and my go to drive.
 

Shmee

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I will 3rd the crucial MX500. Certainly a great drive.
 

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I assume Windows TRIM is working on that SSD. If not you need BIOS Sata AHCI or Sata Raid BIOS Pass through Hack.

With No Thanks from Intel and MS ;o)
 
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