Interestingly, the issues initially seemed to be concentrated in ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB drives. Currently, we know that this problem affects all types of users with SSD hard drives. Note that Microsoft knows about this problem, it is on the list of “known problems” but it has not been resolved, as far as we know.
What a disaster operating system
The problem arises from the Windows 11 update KB5023706. This update affects the reading speed of SSDs, reducing it by half. Obviously, by reducing this parameter, the performance of the system drops significantly. This is especially noticeable in video games.
Microsoft has launched the aWindows 11 Moment 2 update. This update focuses on the integration of Bing Chat, based on ChatGPT, in the user taskbar search. Inside the update, there is a list of known problems, which includes the loss of performance on SSDs.
Copying large multi-gigabyte (GB) files may take longer than expected to finish in Windows 11, version 22H2. You’re most likely to experience this issue when copying files to Windows 11, version 22H2 from a network share via Server Message Block (SMB), but local file copy might also be affected. be affected by this problem.
There are many users reporting on Reddit that the read speed of SSDs is reduced by half or less. The issue is reported by a user with a Lenovo Legion laptop and the drive ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB. Shortly after, a user with an HP Omen 16 laptop joined, who also indicated that his computer went from starting in 14 seconds to starting in 31 seconds, more than double.
Both users spoke and verifying the data, they detected that they had the Windows 11 update KB5023706. But now it has been detected on Team Group A440 Pro 2TB drives as well. The user with this drive says that the file transfer stops for a few seconds and then resumes.
Is there a solution to the problem of SSDs with Windows 11?
According to Microsoft, you can “mitigate this problem, you can use file copy tools that do not use the cache manager (Buffered I/O).” Also, they launch two command lines to fix the problem temporarily, while they create a final solution.
The commands that “fix” the problem are:
- robocopy \someserversomeshare c:somefolder somefile.img /J
- xcopy \someserversomeshare c:somefolder /J
It is clear that Windows 11 is a botch and that the updates are a real disaster. As we always say, it is better to wait a few weeks before updating, to see what problems appear. Waiting a bit benefits us in avoiding facing different problems that may arise.
Microsoft has failed miserably with its new operating system overall. The restrictions of “compatible” processors and the obligation of TPM 2.0 has generated a lot of discomfort among users. In addition, this last security element has caused chaos among motherboard manufacturers, who did not know that this function would be mandatory and have had to hastily explain how to activate it.