Latest Chrome Update Thrashes Some Older SSDs For Dog Slow Performance
In a recent diagnosis due to sluggish performance on a legacy ASUS laptop, HotHardware discovered a major hit on an Intel X25-M SSD while using Google's Chrome browser. During testing it was found that Chrome was pegging the SSD at 100 percent utilization. Yikes!
As of right now, there is no clear reason as to why Chrome is causing this annihilation on some older SSDs. We will be on the lookout in the coming days for any information that may surface and will provide updates if any is found.
If you are experiencing the same issue while using Chrome with an older SSD, it may be worth checking to see if using another browser fixes your problem. It is never a bad idea to check how the performance of your PC is affected by any browser you use, especially following an update.
Let us know down in the comments if you have encountered this issue, or any other issue after the latest Chrome update.
*Update* We have not tested this yet, but turning off Chrome's preload features could help the situation. While these features make loading webpages quicker, they also add to the CPU/Disk usage. This setting can be found by typing "chrome://settings/cookies" into the browsers web address bar.