How to Fix Slow Windows 11 SSD Performance Issue

A common technical issue that many users face when upgrading to Windows 11 is slow SSD performance. Recently, several Windows 11 users found that their system performance at startup is low due to the slow performance of their brand SSD. As this issue has become a universal discussion, Microsoft tech specialists are working hard to overcome the same. 

This slow Windows 11 SSD performance issue is frustrating for all users alike. Microsoft has released a new update to fix this issue, but it is still in preview. Anyway, in addition to the new update, we have collected a few fixes to exiting from the same issue. So go through this article keenly and clear up the Windows 11 slow SSD performance issue. Let’s have a look. 

Fix 1: Install Windows 11 KB5007262 Update:

Microsoft has already released a new update to quickly overcome the ‘Slow Windows 11 SSD Performance’ issue. Simply download the KB5007262 update and get rid of the same problem. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + I simultaneously to open the Settings app.
  • Then select Windows Update and from the right side of the screen, click on Check for updates button.
  • In the update list, KB5007262 is available; download and install it on your system.
  • Finally, restart the system and see now your PC is running smoothly or not.

If you can not find the update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog site, type the update number in the search box and download the 64x file. Once done, install it on your system and the said issue might resolve for you.

Fix 2: Disable Unnecessary Startup Services:

 If you are experiencing a slow Windows 11 SSD performance issue, you may need to disable unwanted startup services from your system. When you have several startup services activated on your system, SSDs may take a long time to start up. To disable startup services,

  • Firstly, type Task Manager in your search box and open the relevant window from the search result. 
  • Now the Task Manager window will appear on your screen.task Manager
  • Inside the Task Manager, go to the Startup tab and select unwanted services and click on Disable button from the bottom of the screen.
  • Finally, restart your system and see your system’s performance now.

Fix 3: Activate Quick Start:

Another solution to overcome the slow Windows 11 SSD performance issue is activating the Quick Start feature on your Windows 11. The Quick Start feature works as a Hybrid Sleep Mode and helps you to save time when your system startup. To do so, 

  • Firstly, press Windows + X altogether and select the Power Options from the context menu.
  • Then select the Additional Power Settings under Related settings section from the newly opened window.
  • Now click on Choose what the power buttons do option from the left pane menupower options
  • And you need to select the option Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  • Now tick on the check box beside Turn on fast startup (recommended) option.
  • Finally, click on the Save button and see the result.

Fix 4: Align 4K Performace:

When you configure a new SSD boot drive in Windows 11 with a new installation, sometimes SSD performance may not be fully functional, and your SSD performance may slow down. Here you can also deploy the 4K alignment feature to deploy the 4K sectors on your SSD. You can do all these with the help of a trusty third-party tool.  

Fix 5: System Clean up on SSD:

If SSD storage space is mounted with data files and installed programs, then it affects the performance of your SSD and causes it to slow down its speed. Here you need to free up drive space, which might help you to resolve the same issue. To do so,

  • Firstly, type disk cleanup in your Search box and open the Disk cleanup window from the search result.
  • Then tick the check box beside all the files you need to clean.disk cleanup
  • Now from the window, click on the Clean up system files button from the bottom of the screen. 
  • After scanning the Disk cleanup window, appear on the screen click on the OK button.
  • Then in the new prompt, click on the Delete files button.
  • Now you are done, then restart the system and check for the result.

Fix 6: Increase Virtual Memory:

If any of the above solutions do not help you, then you need to increase the virtual memory to escape from the ‘Slow Windows 11 SSD Performance’ Issue. We strongly recommend it as many users have applied this trick and helped them. To do so,

  • Firstly, press Windows + R altogether to launch the RUN dialog box, type sysdm.cpl, and click on OK.
  • In the System Properties window, select the Advanced tab and click on Settings under the Performance section.system properties
  • Inside the Performance Options window, select the Advanced tab and click on the Change button under Virtual memory.system Properties
  • Then in the Virtual Memory window, untick the check box beside Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  • Once done, tick the check box beside the Custom Size option.
  • Now set the Initial size; if your RAM size is 8GB, then the Initial size must be 8 x 1024 x 1.5
  • And Maximum size will be 8 x 1024 x 3.
  • Finally, click on the Set and OK button to save all the changes.

At the end of this article, we are sure you have escaped from the ‘Slow Windows 11 SSD Performance’ Issue. If not, then you can disable the newly installed app, which uses the maximum SSD resource and see it helps or not. However, if you have any queries or doubts after reading this article, then please leave a comment in the below-given comment box.