5 Ways to Optimize Slow SSD in Windows 10

5 Ways to Optimize Slow SSD in Windows 10

5 Ways to Optimize Slow SSD in Windows 10

 SSD is short for solid-state drive. This is a very popular storage device in recent years. Windows 10, with many features, can help SSDs operate optimally. However, it doesn't always enable the SSD.

You may sometimes find SSD running slow on Windows 10 or other Windows systems. How can this case happen? What can we do to speed up SSD in Windows 10? This article will discuss how to optimize a slow SSD in Windows 10.

Slow SSD Reasons

In general, the computer will run fast after using an SSD. This is why more and more people are choosing to buy SSDs. But problems will occur during use because SSD runs slowly.

There are two situations that make SSD slow. First, SSDs run slowly for extended periods of use, especially when used as secondary storage. Second, the SSD may run slowly because there really is something wrong with the device.

But in fact, there are many reasons that can cause an SSD to run slowly. Here are some common reasons.

1. Low Disk Space – Check the SSD capacity and free space, because if it runs in low disk space, the operating speed will be greatly reduced.

2. Low RAM – If the RAM is insufficient, the cache size can be compressed so that the SSD can run slowly.

3. AHCI Mode Disabled – AHCI mode is important to help SSD get the best performance. So, if it is disabled, the SSD can run slowly.

4. The BIOS / firmware used is OutToDate - BIOS or firmware that is too old will affect SSD performance.

5. Onboard VGA Enabled – Onboard VGA feature will slow down your computer boot speed.

6. Virus Infection – We know that viruses can cause hard disks and computers to run slowly. If your SSD or computer is attacked by a virus, the computer or SSD may run very slowly.

How to Optimize SSD in Windows 10

If you have a slow SSD, you can use some of the effective ways below to optimize your SSD performance.

1. Delete Useless Data

Remove unnecessary data (files, folders or apps) from SSD to free up more free space.

2. Disable Hibernation

You can try disabling Hibernation mode to free up more disk space. To do so follow the steps below.

1. Type cmd in the Windows search box then click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

2. Type this command powercfg -h off and press Enter to execute.

3. Disable Onboard VGA

Onboard VGA is a common cause of slow SSD according to most SSD users. So, trying to disable Onboard VGA is also a method to speed up SSD in Windows 10.

1. Restart the computer to boot into BIOS setup.

2. Open the Advanced BIOS / Advanced Chipset Features section to find the Onboard VGA feature. Then disable it.

3. Exit BIOS setup and press Yes to apply changes.

4.Update BIOS

As the first software to load the computer, of course the BIOS will affect the computer's boot speed. So, you need to make sure you are using the latest BIOS version.

5. Check Hardware

If one of the hardware connected to the PC is damaged, the system will continue to look for cache, so the SSD speed will drop. Try removing all hardware from the PC to see if there is any change in the SSD speed. The hardware includes: USB devices, sound cards, DVD-ROM, VGA cards, and so on.


So those are some slow SSD optimization ways. Your SSD may be slow for different reasons. So when you face this case, confirm the cause and take the appropriate action to fix it.

Of course, you cannot try all of the above solutions to speed up SSD in Windows 10. Take one or two of them, and the problem will be solved. In short, we hope that this article will help you to deal with slow SSD.

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