Short version: I upgraded to SSD and now Windows boots a lot faster and programs launch very quickly, yet backups with programs like Drive Snapshot and ShadowProtect (only tried SP offline) are not making the backups significantly faster than before with regular HDD. What programs and backup methods (e.g. VSS or non-VSS) is recommended for SSDs? (from one SSD (system) partition to another SSD (data) partition, or from the SSD system partition to an external HDD via USB 3.0). More details version: My laptop has two hard drive bays so I recently upgraded from a 512 GB 7200 rpm primary HDD + 512 GB 5400 rpm secondary HDD to a 256 GB SSD (Samsung 830) + 1 TB 5400 rpm secondary HDD to make up for lost space. The original system partition was 120 GB, so I just divided the new SSD into two main partitions (+ the 100 MB boot partition that Windows 7 uses by default), and used Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 2.0 to move the Windows 7 system partition "as is" to SSD. I left the other half mostly empty to use for backups. I thought making a backup of the system SSD partition to a second SSD partition would be super quick, but it's almost as slow as before with the regular 7200 rpm HDD. What's the problem?