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Old 12-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default SSD Periodic Freezing.

I bought this drive from a hot deals post on this site a while back. I absolutely love the drive and even with this issue I have no regrets, but if there is a solution I'd love to know what it is.

The drive periodically freezes up on me for about 30 to 45 seconds, and then goes back to normal. During that time I can not alt-tab, ctrl-alt-delete, nothing. This is the particular drive (which I am happy to say I picked up for $60, not the current price).

Kingston HyperX 3K 120 GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3/120G
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o00_s00_i00
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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Do you have TRIM enabled? If so, that could be your problem... disable and see what happens
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Do you have the most recent firmware installed for the drive? If not, you may need to update it (which will wipe the drive, so do a backup first).

You might also want to check your Windows system log for warnings or errors at the time of the freezes -- just because the problem is most likely related to the SSD doesn't mean that there couldn't be some other totally separate issue involved....
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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I had that problem with a SandForce 2nd-gen controller in a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe 240GB SSD that I had in an Acer Aspire One 722 Netbook with C-60.

I later removed the SSD, had it in a desktop system for a month, then took it out, then when I tried to re-use it, it died completely during an NTFS full format.

I would RMA it personally. It shouldn't be doing that.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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My apologies, I didn't know marking hot deals as read would do the same here and I never saw that there were replies.

I don't know how to enable/disable TRIM, could you point me in the direction of where I could view settings?

I do have the most recent firmware. I will also watch the event viewer next few times.

Thank you for the input guys.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:54 AM   #6
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Updating your mobo bios is another thing you could try.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:57 AM   #7
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sweet little freebie program here: http://www.elpamsoft.com/?p=SSD-Tweaker
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