Here are the main recommendations we can provide for the slow performance after power up:
- Update the drive's firmware to version G2010140, using Intel® SSD Toolbox, version 3.3.2.
- Make sure that the storage controller is working in AHCI (SATA) mode.
- Check with the Computer Manufacturer Support and confirm that you are using the most recent (recommended) BIOS in your motherboard and the driver for your storage controller.
Thanks for the suggestions. I was not aware of the new FW so we installed that but unfortunately, we have similar results.
As for the other suggestions, we are using AHCI(SATA) mode and all drivers are up to date.
Do you have any other thoughts on this? We are an OEM and have been shipping the Intel drives for about 5 years. I would hate to have to move to another manufacturer over such a small glitch.
Hello Hello u_p,
Thanks for the update. The information you provided suggests that running the Intel® SSD Optimizer as the first task of the test may be causing the delay.
To better clarify this, take into consideration that in Microsoft Windows XP* or Vista*, the Intel® SSD Optimizer identifies deleted files, and communicates that information to the SSD, allowing the drive to do garbage collection in the background and free the usable space. This means that once the optimizer task completes, it will take additional time for the actual garbage collection to take place. The SSD does garbage collection during IDLE times, and stops it when it receives requests from the host.
It appears that your system is recording the test results when the SSD is still finishing/stopping garbage collection tasks.
To avoid this, I would advise you to use the Intel® SSD Optimizer Scheduler, so that the system will run the optimize task at a convenient time and interval, having enough time to finish garbage collection before moments of high workloads. Here are some reference documents about TRIM and Intel® SSD Optimizer: