SSD Periodic Freezing.

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  1. cnjmorris

    cnjmorris Member

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    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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  3. Smoove910

    Smoove910 Golden Member

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    Do you have TRIM enabled? If so, that could be your problem... disable and see what happens
     
  4. Steltek

    Steltek Golden Member

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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....
     
  5. VirtualLarry

    VirtualLarry Lifer

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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.
     
  6. cnjmorris

    cnjmorris Member

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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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  7. Puppies04

    Puppies04 Diamond Member

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    Updating your mobo bios is another thing you could try.
     
  8. Smoove910

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