How to Improve SSD Performance on Windows 11


SSDs are modern storage devices that offer superior performance, fastest speed, data security, reliability, and much more. The SSD data are saved on a grid of NAND flash cells with capacities ranging from 256 KB to 4MB respectively. SSDs are more dependable, secure, and reliable than HDDs. SSDs provide improved performance, reducing boot time and improving Windows performance. The majority of SSDs are water and shock-resistant, and can handle everyday drops, wear, and tear. SSDs have various advantages that are listed below: 

  • Light-weight and noiseless
  • Less energy consumption 
  • Reliable and durable 
  • Faster speed
  • Ergonomic design 
  • Faster read and write speed 
  • Variety of different sizes 

What is Windows 11? 

Windows 11 is the latest version of Windows that was released by Microsoft on June 24, 2021. Windows 11 comes with advanced features, simplified design, and enhanced user experience to inspire your creativity and productivity.  Windows 11 have an exciting feature of the snap layout, snap groups, and desktops to make multitasking even more powerful. These features let you organize and optimize your windows screen real estate so you can see what you require just the way you want in a visually clean layout.

Besides all these features that make it the best windows operating system, there is a drawback in windows 11 that slows down the performance of solid state disk. Many users encounter this issue since they upgraded to Windows 11. To overcome this problem, Microsoft has released an update to improve the slow SSD performance issue on Windows 11.

However, if you, too, noticed these issues when you upgrade to Windows 11, then this guide will help you to fix up the performance-related problem in SSD. Attempt a few SSD performance-boosting fixes and experience the fastest running SSD with enhanced performance, speed, and efficiency. 

How to enhance the performance of SSD on Windows 11

In this guide, we’ll be discussing the three main methods of improving the SSD performance on windows 11. Read and follow the instructions carefully to update your system. Let’s start with the first method which is as follows.

  1. Improve SSD Performance by Updating System

The first step that helps towards achieving a better SSD performance is to update your system. At the end of 2021, Microsoft launched a new Windows 11 KB5007262 update that helped many users fix SSD performance issues on their systems. Check whether this update is installed on your system before proceeding further. However, in a case, if you don’t have this update automatically installed on your system, then you can download it from the Microsoft update catalog manually. The following are the steps involved to update the system. 

  1. Open the setting apps with the help of the shortcut key win+1. 
  2. Click on Windows Update from the left windowpane. 
  3. Fetch the updates by clicking on the check for updates option, confirm if the KB5007262 update is listed. The chances are that Windows 11 will automatically install the update if available on your system. If not, then follow the link to download the KB5007262 x64 version.
  4.  After the download and installation process is completed, restart your system for the changes to take effect.
  5. Disable Startup Programs to Speed up Your SSD

The new update of the Windows 11 KB5007262 x 64 version can contribute towards the improvement of your SSD performance. The second step that helps you achieve a faster SSD speed and performance, is to reduce or disable the startup programs. It boots up your SSD speed and makes it run faster with greater performance. With the help of the below-mentioned step, you can reduce disable the startup program. 

  1. Open the WinX menu by right-clicking on the Windows icon or by using the shortcut key Win + X. 
  2. Click on the Task Manager.
  1. Select the Startup tab.
  2. Select the app you want to disable by right-clicking on the particular app. 
  1. Enable Fast Startup

The fast startup feature is a built-in feature in Windows that resides in the power options of your system. It allows you to start up your system faster after a shutdown. Your system will get into the hibernation state instead of a full shutdown when you enable the fast startup feature. However, if your computer is capable of hibernation, then the fast startup feature will be enabled by default. 

You can only install updates when you start your computer after a full shutdown. Since fast startup uses hibernation mode, therefore the installation of updates will not be completed before a full shutdown. Choose the restart from the power menu to make sure pending updates are completed. 

 The advantage of the fast startup is that it boot your PC and SSD faster. It saves your precious time wasted in the slow boot-up process. It clears up most of your memory when you shut down your system. This feature is significant for your SSD as it enhances the performance and boot-up speed of your system. 

Turn on hibernate mode on windows 11 with these steps: 

  1. Open the Control Panel by clicking on the search icon on the taskbar or from the Start menu. 
  2. Choose Hardware and Sound
  3. Click on Power Options
  4. From the left pane, choose the power buttons option. 
  5. Click on Change settings that are currently unavailable
  6. Enable the Turn on fast startup box under the Shutdown settings section
  7. Select Save changes

Final words 

SSDs do perform well with faster speed and efficiency but windows 11 affect the performance of SSD making it slow in terms of speed and boot-up time. Although Windows 11 is a great operating system, but it has a few flaws. A sluggish SSD is undoubtedly a serious and frustrating problem and one that you do not want to encounter after installing a new operating system. The new updates released by Microsoft i.e. Windows 11 KB5007262 helps in improving the performance of the SSD. Moreover, the other two methods that are listed above also prove to be very beneficial to enhance the performance of your SSD. Therefore, you can also make your SSD top-running by following the simple and easy steps for faster and better SSD performance. 

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