How to Fix the Speed degradation of Your NVMe SSD

A quick look at the two main SSD drives that are currently on the market reveals one obvious distinction. The SanDisk Extreme Pro comes equipped with a dual-level sequential write speed of 5200RPM and a random write speed of 3000RPM. The Micom DS4200Z comes with a single-level sequential write speed of cadmium aluminum. The difference between these two SSDs is the price. The former comes in at a more affordable price, especially when compared to the latter.

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So which is better? In most circumstances, the better of the two will be the NVME SSD. The Micom has a higher maximum write speed, but only up to a point. While that point is rather insignificant, the drift from the highest limit of cadmium can mean big problems for random write speeds. The worst situation could be when random access speeds get so low that it becomes painful to operate a computer.


To test this, I ran a two gigabytes write test using Windows Performance Primitives and a Performance Monitor. What I found was rather surprising: the two gigabytes limit of the NVME SSD is inadequate for its capacity. It would take well over two gigabytes of memory in order to run a workload that even a small laptop can handle. If you do not have a two gigabyte laptop or do not need that much space, the Micom should be good enough. However, if you are running any applications that rely on large amounts of virtual memory, it would be time to seriously consider upgrading to a larger unit. Especially for those that use the computer for gaming, watching movies, streaming media, or other demanding applications that utilize large amounts of system resources, the two gigabytes limit of the NVME SSD will not cut it.


Two gigabytes is just the minimum that Windows Performance Primitives can tolerate without crashing, and this was no exception. The read test transfers 2 gigabytes of data, and Windows Performance Primitives would crash repeatedly trying to use the memory. The write test also crashed, but did not restart. These two workloads are representative of typical use, and most applications will not cause the performance to drop to the point that Windows will have to restart.


The performance degradation experienced while running these workloads is a result of the way that applications use virtual memory. When a program starts up, it immediately has to go into the virtual memory to get itself started. As the application uses system resources, more memory is needed to keep the application running smoothly. However, as the program runs, the more memory is used, and the application begins to slow down. The more processes are in the foreground, the slower the system becomes.


What we have here is a virtual drive that contains numerous applications, all of which are using system resources all at once. This scenario only presents one potential problem for the system, and that is a severe speed degradation. It is the same case with a secondary drive that is not performing well, or when you use a particular application that is opening a lot of files at one time. You may even experience a complete shutdown of your computer due to the overload of activity. You do not even have to be at the computer to notice the speed degradation - even if you shut your computer down, the registry may not be cleaned properly, and could cause the speed to worsen. A great way to avoid these problems is to perform a thorough Windows Performance Primitives scan on a regular basis.


The application that was causing the performance issue was corrupt. The good news is that this application could no longer find the files that it needed to operate, forcing it to open many different programs at once, using system resources. The only way to fix this issue is to clean up the registry, and you can by performing a NVMe SSD speed test before you download any software from the Internet. This should remove the obsolete and erroneous entries that are slowing down your computer.


Performing a NVMe SSD speed test will also help you find out if there are unwanted applications that are on your system that are not necessary. These are software applications that are leftovers from software that were never properly installed. You may have accidentally deleted an important program, or more likely, an application that was never meant to run on your system in the first place. A registry cleaner tool can help you identify these hidden applications and remove them from your system. This will make your computer run much faster and more smoothly, allowing you to enjoy more enjoyable activities online and applications.