Flash? Nu-uh. Windows 11 users complain of slow NVMe SSD performance

Flash? Nu-uh. Windows 11 users complain of slow NVMe SSD performance

Users of Windows 11 are grumbling about sluggish compose speeds on NVMe SSD drives, an issue which continues despite the fact that it was acknowledged by a Microsoft engineer 3 months back.

Samsung NVMe SSD drives are amongst those reported to be sluggish on Windows 11

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is storage procedure that utilizes PCIe (PCI Express) to link to the CPU, with more than two times the bandwidth of SATA user interfaces and assistance for several I/O lines.

The issue was reported on Reddit a minimum of 3 months back, prior to the main launch of Windows 11 in October, with a user revealing that on a 4K 64 thread compose test, determining the capability to compose 64 4K files in parallel, Window 10 reported 1,600 MB/s however Windows 11 might just handle 91 MB/s. “I am on the Microsoft file systems group and am examining this problem,” stated the very first remark.

Another user reported more serious problems, with “4K IOPS jot down by 7 times,” utilizing the popular CrystalMark benchmarking tool.

Pin down the precise factors for the drop in the efficiency is challenging. A couple of days back, a user reported a 60 percent drop in random compose efficiency with a Samsung EVO 980 Pro, however no problem with an EVO 970 Plus set up on the very same PC.

Another user with a 980 Pro specified that “I can verify the problem obviously is just present on the main drive that is running Windows 11,” including: “I are sorry for updating to Windows 11.”

Some users are discovering that disabling VBS (Virtualization Based Security, explained here) enhances matters– which must not be analyzed as a suggestion to do so.

Some have actually reported enhancement by updating the EVO firmware, others state it has actually made no distinction. It might refer waiting on chauffeur updates.

As an aside, we have actually been running Windows 11 because the launch and on the plus side, it is steady, the rounded corners and revitalized look looks great, and a lot of applications run similarly well as on Windows 10.

That stated, it stays tough to discover brand-new functions that make it worth updating, besides maybe Android assistance if pertinent. On the unfavorable side, the inferior taskbar and Start menu stay an inconvenience, as does the revamped right-click menu in Explorer (though there is a windows registry hack to eliminate it). ®

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