There’s an easy fix for Windows 11’s slow SSD performance

Microsoft has a patch ready to go, but you'll need to do a little legwork.

One of the biggest technical issues keeping a lot of people off of Windows 11 is that it seems to seriously impact the speed of some types of solid state drives. Some user testing showed the new operating system slowing down NVMe drives dramatically, though this wasn't a universal problem. Microsoft engineers said they were working on it, and it looks like they've made good: a recent Windows update appears to fix the issue.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags SSDWindows 11

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Michael Crider

Michael Crider

PC World
Show Comments

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?