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Why is my system so slow after cloning from HDD to SSD?

Dan wants to know why his system is so slow after cloning from a HDD to an SSD on a Toshiba notebook.

Question by Dan from United States | Answered by in Storage on


Inland Professional SATA III SSD: For 480GB was installed 3wks ago by a PC repair shop here in San Diego on an old Toshiba that copied my hard drive a WD BLUE 500GB from another laptop and that Microsoft driver from 2006? This SSD is sooooo slow.....called them said it should be really fast.

Before I bring it back, any feedback as to why so slow?

Hi Dan,

A few things here, you mentioned in the opening words this drive was copied from a WD Blue HDD. While this cloning process will likely work its always best to fresh install Windows on an SSD in order to get the correct alignment for the drive.

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Second, the "old" Toshiba. How old is this Toshiba PC? I would make sure it at least a 2nd generation Core processor and that it has SATA 3 before putting an SSD in it. It may not be the fault of the SSD and more the interface if the notebook is too old.

Last updated: Nov 3, 2020 at 07:10 pm CST

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