I am under suspicions that my SSD is going bad. Recently when trying to navigate through windows explorer it would hang and never load the contents of certain directories. Oddly enough it seems I can reboot the computer and sometimes get better performance, it seems like luck of the draw.
Just to be clear I have built this PC that I am using now, assembled in 2010/11 I believe, and consider myself moderately informed when building computers though there is always room for improvement.
In order to try and diagnose this issue I ran the utility from userbenchmark.com as I couldn't find any other utilities to test my SSD. Overall it seems my PC is performing low and could use an overhaul/replacement but the SSD in particular got a score of 30%.
To view a PDF showing the full results of the test I have placed the file in dropbox here.
OS: Windows 8.1
SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 500GB
If I can provide anymore information to assist please ask for it. Also if there are other tools/tests I can run to check the drive life/performance please feel free to let me know. I did check the post about utilities but they all appeared to be for FAT partitioned drives and mine is NTFS.
**EDIT** Noticed the forum markup for this benchmark test.
Edited by ftrog, 06 April 2015 - 07:19 AM.