Out of interest, how quick does your computer “feel”?
I have read mixed reports about SSDs. Some say there is no real difference between them and conventional hard drives. Occasionally, like you, there are reports of them being slower.
I do know that different makes give very different performances. I recently installed an Intel SSDSA2M080G2GC, reportedly a fast drive (I don’t have a clue how “good” yours is). Although I had huge problems with the install, now it’s done, the performance boost is easily the biggest I have ever experienced for an upgrade (i.e. other than buying a new computer).
If anyone asked me, I would say forget extra memory, or new processors, get an SSD!
All of Office, for example, opens the instant you click on a shortcut, before there was a short wait; my boot time is around 45 seconds, it was getting on for a couple of minutes (I’m using XP).
So, do you see this huge performance increase? I ask because I wonder if your problem is actually the algorithm making the measurement rather than the drive itself.
Finally, all SSDs will reduce performance over time if you do not “Trim” them. I do this weekly using the Intel software, but I think (perhaps??) that W7 has this command built in. It would be worth you trying that, although if you’ve only just started using the drive, I would not have thought you would be reaching the problem point yet.