mrdenny wrote:I'm having the same problem with my new Crucial SSD. Can you provide a link to download and/or install / switch to the native Windows 7 SSD drivers?
It is fairly easy to switch to the Windows 7 built in driver:
Go to device manager, expand the "IDE/ATA/ATAPI Controllers".
You should have a driver that says something like "Intel SATA driver" or something similar.
Right-click and say "uninstall" making sure to click the "Delete the driver software for this device" check box.
The computer will want to reboot like 3-4 times, make sure you click reboot even if "Found new hardware" wizard comes up. Once it is finally done the rebooting cycle go into device manager and the "IDE/ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and check to make sure the driver has been switched to "Standard AHCI Serial ATA Controller" (it may have a version in there, mine says version 1.0). If it has not changed, try again, and make sure you check the delete driver software check box.
Once you have done this the Crucial tech (who really seemed to know what he was talking about) said to set the computer to not sleep/hibernate and turn off anything that runs at idle like AV and let the computer sit overnight turned on. He said that basically TRIM now has to catch up on garbage collection which will take a while and if you let it sit idle the drive can clean up the deleted files. The drive access will be slow while this happens, but once it is done it should speed up quite a bit. I let mine sit and afterwards it feels much faster.