3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 1, 2012 7:01 PM by mistermokkori

    SSD is the problem?? (on Asus UX31E)


      Good day!


      I'm a guy from Norway,

      So a few months ago i got a new Asus ultrabook ux31e. Loved it...


      until the transfer started to be slow.. i ignored it. But after only 3 months it made the simple task of internet browsing painful!!

      The performance couldn't have bin caused by my network, so i toy'd to install Intel Rapid storage. No use. Try'd everything. Update bios, download drivers. Install almost all programs again. No use again,


      Then when i was about to give up and send it to service. Without copying important files... It stopped working!

      This story is short and simple: i closed the lid.

      That's it! all i did. And this notebook have this 2 second technology where it starts up instantly. Not this time tho.

      I was in shock! It wouldn't start. By luck, it started after an hour of checking obvious causes and i desperately just spamed the power button.



      Only a week later. The same thing happens  but no luck on the power. So i sent it in later that week to service. This took a week. And they changed the motherboard. I told them it could be the bios or the hard drive. And i added a benchmark-test image capture. Where the results was, ON A INTEL SSD (U100 128gb), was 5-10 mb writing speed! it was a painful test on the time i did it (between the incidents). A test that should take a few seconds to complete, was taking forever.

      But as i said, i got it back and working.



      A week after i got it back from the service centre, i went to Brazil. Here i was bound to spend 3 months on private maters.


      And can you guess what happens next?




      It took LESS then a month. And it began to act bizarre with blue-screens and so on. I didn't know what to do. This time i used my ipod and filmed it.

      I was certain it was the hard drive this time. Now i had proof; Watch this video of me trying to boot windows.





      Again a miracle happens.

      After let it run out of battery. The same week. My brother in law came visiting.

      When i told it's story; he picked it up and powered it up.

      And out of nowhere. You saw the video. It acted like nothing happened and started like normal. And by normal, i mean it turned on and lacked performance of the ssd.



      more or less a month after this miracle. The expected happened.

      Again i felt the need to look for the last drivers; the ssd's firmware (witch apparently didn't exists) and so on. When i stumbled upon something seem to work better than nothing earlier. Intel's Rapid storage technology. I downloaded the last version and installed it normally.


      but as i didn't expect; it wouldn't boot up!

      it goes to system recovery. where it can only find clues that there were a driver installed recently. But doesn't seem to be able to fix it.


      The problem is that i have a lot of pictures of me staying here in Brazil. And i don't wish to delete them for a complete recovery installation of windows.






      Thank you guys for helping me! And tell me why the ssd's performance is so weak!?



      Anders Klingsheim