0 Replies Latest reply on Dec 29, 2011 12:46 PM by barclaybrown

    Freezing/Pausing SSD X25-M 80GB

    barclaybrown

      I've read others similar problems, but I want to know what to do in my situation. I have the drive above, and I have once in the past, done a secure erase and reformat, and reload, etc.

       

      Here's the symptom. About every half hour or so of continuous use, sometimes more often, the system stops--meaning, applications go to "Not responding" state, but the mouse pointer moves smoothly. It seems that no processing is going on, CPU meters and disk I/O indicators stop dead in their tracks. This lasts for about 5-10 seconds, then the system goes on and "catches up" with the waiting mouse clicks. It does not appear to be CPU-bound at the time, as CPU was quite low when it happens, say 10%. RAM usage stays around 70% or so. 

       

      Nothing crashes, nothing fails. Just this brief time out. It doesn't seem to be correlated to the app I'm using or anything else I can find. This is a very fast machine, Core i7 860 2.8GHz, desktop, fast graphics, 4GB RAM, Win 7-64. The SSD has about 34g free of its 74g capacity. Is this an SSD problem? What can I do?

       

      I have the latest driver installed and the toolbox, but driver optimizer apparently isn't available on this older drive.

       

      Here's the drive info export. Let me know if I should dump out any other info.

       

      Thanks much!

       

       

      'ID' 'Description' 'Raw' 'Normalized' 'Threshold' 'Action'
      3 Spin Up Time01000 Ready for use.
      4 Start/Stop Count01000 Ready for use.
      5 Re-allocated Sector Count01000 Ready for use.
      9 Power-On Hours Count35331000 Ready for use.
      0C Power Cycle Count3231000 Ready for use.
      C0 Unsafe Shutdown Count2251000 Ready for use.
      E8 Available Reserved Space09910 Ready for use.
      E9 Media Wearout Indicator0830 Ready for use.
      E1 Host Writes 11.82 TB1970 Ready for use.
      'Word' 'Description' 'Value'
      0 General Configuration40
           Bit 15 - ATA Device Identifier0
           Bit 14:8 - Retired0
           Bit 7:6 - Obsolete1
           Bit 5:3 - Retired0
           Bit 2 - Response Incomplete0
           Bit 1 - Retired0
           Bit 0 - Reserved0
      1 Obsolete 3FFF
      2 Specific Configuration C837
      3 Obsolete10
      4 Retired0
      5 Retired0
      6 Obsolete 003F
      8-Jul Reserved0
      9 Retired0
      19-Oct Serial Number CVEM936600T2080DGN
      20-21 Reserved0
      22 Obsolete0
      23-26 Firmware Version 045C8820
      27-46 Model Number INTEL SSDSA2MH080G1GN
      47 READ/WRITE MULTIPLE Support8010
           Bit 15:880
           Bit 7:0 - Maximum Sectors10
      48 Trusted Computing Feature Set Options0
           Bit 15 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 14 - Must be set to 10
           Bit 13:1 - Reserved0
           Bit 0 - Trusted Computing Feature Set   Supported0
      49 Capabilities 2F00
           Bit 15:14 - Reserved0
           Bit 13 - Standby Timer Option1
           Bit 12 - Reserved0
           Bit 11 - IORDY Supported1
           Bit 10 - IORDY May Be Disabled1
           Bit 9 - LBA Supported1
           Bit 8 - DMA Supported1
           Bit 7:0 - Retired0
      50 Capabilities4000
           Bit 15 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 14 - Must be set to 11
           Bit 13:2 - Reserved0
           Bit 1 - Obsolete0
           Bit 0 - Vendor Specific Minimum Standby   timer0
      51-52 Obsolete0
      53 Field Validity7
           Bit 15:8 - Vendor Recommended Free-Fall   Control Sensitivity0
           Bit 7:3 - Reserved0
           Bit 2 - Word 88 is Valid1
           Bit 1 - Words 70:64 are Valid1
           Bit 0 - Obsolete1
      54-58 Obsolete 3FFF0010003FFC1000FB
      60-61 Total Number of user addressable sectors 0950F8B0
      62 Obsolete0
      63 Multiword DMA Transfer7
           Bit 15:11 - Reserved0
           Bit 10 - Multiword DMA Mode 2 Selected0
           Bit 9 - Multiword DMA Mode 1 Selected0
           Bit 8 - Multiword DMA Mode 0 Selected0
           Bit 7:3 - Reserved0
           Bit 2 - Multiword DMA Mode 2 Supported1
           Bit 1 - Multiword DMA Mode 1 Supported1
           Bit 0 - Multiword DMA Mode 0 Supported1
      64 PIO Transfer Modes Supported3
           Bit 15:2 - Reserved0
           Bit 1 - PIO Mode 4 Supported1
           Bit 0 - PIO Mode 3 Supported1
      65 Minimum Multiword DMA Transfer Cycle Time   Per Word (ns)78
      66 Device Recommended Multiword DMA Cycle Time   (ns)78
      67 Minimum PIO Transfer Cycle Time Without   IORDY Flow Control (ns)78
      68 Minimum PIO Transfer Cycle Time With IORDY   Flow Control (ns)78
      69 Additional Supported0
           Bit 15 - CFast Specification Support0
           Bit 14 - Deterministic Read After Trim   Supported0
           Bit 13 - Long Physical Sector Alignment   Error Reporting Control Supported0
           Bit 12 - DCO IDENTIFY DMA and DCO SET   DMA Supported0
           Bit 11 - READ BUFFER DMA Supported0
           Bit 10 - WRITE BUFFER DMA Supported0
           Bit 9 - SET MAX SET PASSWORD DMA and SET   MAX UNLOCK DMA Supported0
           Bit 8 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE DMA Supported0
           Bit 7 - Reserved0
           Bit 6 - Optional ATA Device 28-bit   Commands Supported0
           Bit 5 - Read Zero After Trim Supported0
           Bit 4:0 - Reserved0
      70-74 Reserved 000000000000 00000000
      75 Queue Depth 001E
           Bit 15:5 - Reserved0
           Bit 4:0 - Maximum Queue Depth - 1 1E
      76 Serial ATA Capabilities106
           Bit 15:13 - Reserved0
           Bit 12 - Native Command Queuing Priority   Information Support0
           Bit 11 - Unload While NCQ Commands   Outstanding Support0
           Bit 10 - Phy Event Counters Support0
           Bit 9 - Receipt of Host-Initiated   Interface Power Managament Requests Support0
           Bit 8 - Native Command Queuing Support1
           Bit 7:4 - Reserved0
           Bit 3 - Serial ATA Gen3 Signaling Speed   (6.0 Gbps) Support0
           Bit 2 - Serial ATA Gen2 Signaling Speed   (3.0 Gbps) Support1
           Bit 1 - Serial ATA Gen1 Signaling Speed   (1.5 Gbps) Support1
           Bit 00
      77 Reserved for Serial ATA0
      78 Serial ATA Features Supported48
           Bit 15:7 - Reserved0
           Bit 6 - Software Settings Preservation   Supported1
           Bit 5 - Reserved0
           Bit 4 - In-Order Data Delivery Supported0
           Bit 3 - Device Initiating Interface   Power Management (DIPM) Supported1
           Bit 2 - DMA Setup Auto-Activate   Optimization Supported0
           Bit 1 - Non-Zero Buffer Offsets in DMA   Setup FIS Supported0
           Bit 0 - Must be set to 00
      79 Serial ATA Features Enabled40
           Bit 15:7 - Reserved0
           Bit 6 - SSP Enabled1
           Bit 5 - Reserved0
           Bit 4 - In-Order Data Delivery Enabled0
           Bit 3 - Device Initiating Interface   Power Management (DIPM) Enabled0
           Bit 2 - DMA Setup FIS Auto-Activate   Optimization Enabled0
           Bit 1 - Non-Zero Buffer Offsets in DMA   Setup FIS Enabled0
           Bit 0 - Must be set to 00
      80 Major Version Number 00FC
           Bit 15 - Reserved0
           Bit 14 - ATA14 Support0
           Bit 13 - ATA13 Support0
           Bit 12 - ATA12 Support0
           Bit 11 - ATA11 Support0
           Bit 10 - ATA10 Support0
           Bit 9 - ATA9 Support0
           Bit 8 - ATA8-ACS Support0
           Bit 7 - ATA/ATAPI-7 Support1
           Bit 6 - ATA/ATAPI-6 Support1
           Bit 5 - ATA/ATAPI-5 Support1
           Bit 4 - ATA/ATAPI-4 Support1
           Bit 3 - Obsolete1
           Bit 2 - Obsolete1
           Bit 1 - Obsolete0
           Bit 0 - Reserved0
      81 Minor Version Number 001A
      82 Features/Command Sets Supported 746B
           Bit 15 - Obsolete0
           Bit 14 - NOP Command Supported1
           Bit 13 - READ BUFFER Command Supported1
           Bit 12 - WRITE BUFFER Command Supported1
           Bit 11 - Obsolete0
           Bit 10 - HPA Feature Set Supported1
           Bit 9 - DEVICE RESET Command Supported0
           Bit 8 - SERVICE Interrupt Supported0
           Bit 7 - Release Interrupt Supported0
           Bit 6 - Read Look-Ahead Supported1
           Bit 5 - Write Cache Supported1
           Bit 4 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 3 - Power Management Feature Set   Supported1
           Bit 2 - Obsolete0
           Bit 1 - Security Mode Feature Set   Supported1
           Bit 0 - SMART Feature Set Supported1
      83 Features/Command Sets Supported 7C01
           Bit 15 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 14 - Must be set to 11
           Bit 13 - FLUSH CACHE EXT Command   Supported1
           Bit 12 - Mandatory FLUSH CACHE Command   Supported1
           Bit 11 - DCO Feature Set Supported1
           Bit 10 - 48-Bit Address Feature Set   Supported1
           Bit 9 - AAM Feature Set Supported0
           Bit 8 - HPA Security Extensions   Supported0
           Bit 7 - Reserved for Address Offset   Reserved Area Boot Method0
           Bit 6 - SET FEATURES Subcommand Required   to Spinup After Power-Up Supported0
           Bit 5 - PUIS Feature Set Supported0
           Bit 4 - Obsolete0
           Bit 3 - APM Feature Set Supported0
           Bit 2 - CFA Feature Set Supported0
           Bit 1 - TCQ Feature Set Supported0
           Bit 0 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Command is   Supported1
      84 Features/Command Sets Supported6123
           Bit 15 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 14 - Must be set to 11
           Bit 13 - IDLE IMMEDIATE With UNLOAD   FEATURE Supported1
           Bit 12 - Reserved for Technical Report0
           Bit 11 - Reserved for Technical Report0
           Bit 10:9 - Obsolete0
           Bit 8 - 64-Bit World Wide Name Supported1
           Bit 7 - WRITE DMA QUEUED FUA EXT Command   Supported0
           Bit 6 - WRITE DMA FUA EXT Command   Supported0
           Bit 5 - GPL Feature Set Supported1
           Bit 4 - Streaming Feature Set Supported0
           Bit 3 - Media Card Pass Through Command   Feature Set Supported0
           Bit 2 - Media Serial Number Supported0
           Bit 1 - SMART Self-Test Supported1
           Bit 0 - SMART Error Logging Supported1
      85 Features/Command Sets Enabled7469
           Bit 15 - Obsolete0
           Bit 14 - NOP Command Enabled1
           Bit 13 - READ BUFFER Command Enabled1
           Bit 12 - WRITE BUFFER Command Enabled1
           Bit 11 - Obsolete0
           Bit 10 - HPA Feature Set Enabled1
           Bit 9 - DEVICE RESET Command Enabled0
           Bit 8 - SERVICE Interrupt Enabled0
           Bit 7 - Release Interrupt Enabled0
           Bit 6 - Look-Ahead Enabled1
           Bit 5 - Write Cache Enabled1
           Bit 4 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 3 - Power Management Feature Set   Enabled1
           Bit 2 - Obsolete0
           Bit 1 - Security Mode Feature Set   Enabled0
           Bit 0 - SMART Feature Set Enabled1
      86 Features/Command Sets Enabled BC01
           Bit 15 - Words 119-120 Are Valid1
           Bit 14 - Reserved0
           Bit 13 - FLUSH CACHE EXT Command Enabled1
           Bit 12 - Mandatory FLUSH CACHE Command   Enabled1
           Bit 11 - DCO Enabled1
           Bit 10 - 48-Bit Address Feature Set   Enabled1
           Bit 9 - AAM Feature Set Enabled0
           Bit 8 - HPA Security Extensions Enabled0
           Bit 7 - Reserved for Address Offset   Reserved Area Boot Method0
           Bit 6 - SET FEATURES Subcommand Required   to Spinup After Power-Up0
           Bit 5 - Power-Up In Standby Feature Set   Enabled0
           Bit 4 - Obsolete0
           Bit 3 - APM Feature Set Enabled0
           Bit 2 - CFA Feature Set Enabled0
           Bit 1 - TCQ Feature Set Enabled0
           Bit 0 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Command   Enabled1
      87 Features/Command Sets Enabled6123
           Bit 15 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 14 - Must be set to 11
           Bit 13 - IDLE IMMEDIATE With UNLOAD   FEATURE Enabled1
           Bit 12 - Reserved for Technical Report0
           Bit 11 - Reserved for Technical Report0
           Bit 10:9 - Obsolete0
           Bit 8 - 64-Bit World Wide Name Enabled1
           Bit 7 - WRITE DMA QUEUED FUA EXT Command   Enabled0
           Bit 6 - WRITE DMA FUA EXT Command   Enabled0
           Bit 5 - GPL Feature Set Enabled1
           Bit 4 - Streaming Feature Set Enabled0
           Bit 3 - Media Card Pass Through Command   Feature Set Enabled0
           Bit 2 - Media Serial Number Enabled0
           Bit 1 - SMART Self-Test Enabled1
           Bit 0 - SMART Error Logging Enabled1
      88 Ultra DMA Modes 207F
           Bit 15 - Reserved0
           Bit 14 - Ultra DMA Mode 6 Selected0
           Bit 13 - Ultra DMA Mode 5 Selected1
           Bit 12 - Ultra DMA Mode 4 Selected0
           Bit 11 - Ultra DMA Mode 3 Selected0
           Bit 10 - Ultra DMA Mode 2 Selected0
           Bit 9 - Ultra DMA Mode 1 Selected0
           Bit 8 - Ultra DMA Mode 0 Selected0
           Bit 7 - Reserved0
           Bit 6 - Ultra DMA Mode 6 and Below   Supported1
           Bit 5 - Ultra DMA Mode 5 and Below   Supported1
           Bit 4 - Ultra DMA Mode 4 and Below   Supported1
           Bit 3 - Ultra DMA Mode 3 and Below   Supported1
           Bit 2 - Ultra DMA Mode 2 and Below   Supported1
           Bit 1 - Ultra DMA Mode 1 and Below   Supported1
           Bit 0 - Ultra DMA Mode 0 and Below   Supported1
      89 SECURITY ERASE UNIT Time1
      90 ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT Time1
      91 Advanced Power Management Level0
           Bit 15:8 - Reserved0
           Bit 7:0 - Level0
      92 Master Password Revision Code FFFE
      93 Hardware Reset Result0
      94 Current Automatic Acoustic Management Value0
           Bit 15:8 - Vendor's Recommended Value0
           Bit 7:0 - Current Value0
      95 Stream Minimum Request Size0
      96 Streaming Transfer Time - DMA0
      97 Streaming Access Latency - DMA and PIO0
      98-99 Streaming Performance Granularity0
      100-103 Maximum User 48-Bit LBA 000000000950F8B0
      104 Streaming Transfer Time - PIO0
      105 Maximum 512-byte blocks of LBA Range Entries   per DATA SET MANAGEMENT command0
      106 Physical / Logical Sector Size4000
           Bit 15 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 14 - Must be set to 11
           Bit 13 - Device has Multiple Logical   Sectors Per Physical Sector0
           Bit 12 - Logical Sector Size Larger than   256 Words0
           Bit 11:4 - Reserved0
           Bit 3:0 - 2^Value Sectors Per Physical   Sector0
      107 Inter-Seek Delay for ISO7779 Standard   Acoustic Testing0
      108-111 World Wide Name 50015179590860C4
      112-116 Reserved 0000000000000000 0000
      117-118 Logical Sector Size0
      119 Features/Command Sets Supported 401C
           Bit 15 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 14 - Must be set to 11
           Bit 13:6 - Reserved0
           Bit 5 - Free-Fall Control Feature   Supported0
           Bit 4 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Command With   Mode 3 Supported1
           Bit 3 - READ/WRITE LOG DMA EXT Optional   GPL Commands Supported1
           Bit 2 - WRITE UNCORRECTABLE EXT Command   Supported1
           Bit 1 - Write-Read-Verify Feature Set   Supported0
           Bit 0 - Reserved for DDT0
      120 Features/Command Sets Enabled 401C
           Bit 15 - Must be set to 00
           Bit 14 - Must be set to 11
           Bit 13:6 - Reserved0
           Bit 5 - Free-Fall Control Feature   Enabled0
           Bit 4 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Command With   Mode 3 Enabled1
           Bit 3 - READ/WRITE LOG DMA EXT Optional   GPL Commands Enabled1
           Bit 2 - WRITE UNCORRECTABLE EXT Command   Enabled1
           Bit 1 - Write-Read-Verify Feature Set   Enabled0
           Bit 0 - Reserved for DDT0
      121-126 Reserved For Expanded Supported and Enabled   Settings 0000000000000000 00000000
      127 Obsolete0
      128 Security Status29
           Bit 15:9 - Reserved0
           Bit 8 - Master Password Capability0
           Bit 7:6 - Reserved0
           Bit 5 - Enhanced Security Erase   Supported1
           Bit 4 - Security Count Expired0
           Bit 3 - Security Frozen1
           Bit 2 - Security Locked0
           Bit 1 - Security Enabled0
           Bit 0 - Security Supported1
      129-159 Vendor Specific 0000000000000000 0000000000000000   0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000   0000000000000000 000000000000
      160 CFA Power Mode0
      161-167 Reserved for CFA 0000000000000000 000000000000
      168 Device Nominal Form Factor0
           Bit 15:4 - Reserved0
           Bit 3:0 - Form Factor0
      169 Data Set Management Support0
           Bit 15:1 - Reserved0
           Bit 0 - Data Set Management Supported0
      170-175 Reserved 0000000000000000 00000000
      176-205 Current Media Serial Number 0000000000000000 0000000000000000   0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000   0000000000000000 00000000
      206 SCT Command Transport0
           Bit 15:12 - Vendor Specific0
           Bit 11:6 - Reserved0
           Bit 5 - SCT Data Tables Supported0
           Bit 4 - SCT Features Control Supported0
           Bit 3 - SCT Error Recovery Control   Supported0
           Bit 2 - SCT Write Same Supported0
           Bit 1 - SCT Long Sector Access Supported0
           Bit 0 - SCT Command Transport Supported0
      207-208 Reserved0
      209 Alignment of Logical Blocks Within a   Physical Block0
      210-211 Write-Read-Verify Sector Count Mode 30
      212-213 Write-Read-Verify Sector Count Mode 20
      214 NV Cache Capabilities0
      215-216 NV Cache Size In Logical Blocks0
      217 Nominal Media Rotation Rate1
      218 Reserved0
      219 NV Cache Options0
      220 Write-Read-Verify Mode0
           Bit 15:8 - Reserved0
           Bit 7:0 - Write-Read-Verify Feature Set   Current Mode0
      221 Reserved0
      222 Transport Major Version Number 101F
           Bit 15:12 - Transport Type1
           Bit 11:5 - Reserved0
           Bit 4 - SATA Rev 2.6 Supported1
           Bit 3 - SATA Rev 2.5 Supported1
           Bit 2 - SATA II: Extensions Supported1
           Bit 1 - SATA 1.0a Supported1
           Bit 0 - ATA8-AST Supported1
      223 Transport Minor Version Number0
      224-233 Reserved 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 00000000
      234 Minimum Number Of Blocks Per DOWNLOAD   MICROCODE Mode 31
      235 Maximum Number Of Blocks Per DOWNLOAD   MICROCODE Mode 3 02A0
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      255 Integrity Word D7A5
      'Item' '' 'Value'
      Operating   System Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
      Version 6.1.7601
      Service Pack1
      Computer Manufacturer System manufacturer
      Model System Product Name
      Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860    @ 2.80GHz
      Controller Name Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family   2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 3B26
      Driver Version 9.1.1.1013
      Controller Name IDE Channel
      Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514
      Controller Name IDE Channel
      Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514
      Controller Name IDE Channel
      Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514
      Controller Name IDE Channel
      Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514
      Controller Name Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller
      Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514
      Controller Name IDE Channel
      Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514
      Controller Name IDE Channel
      Driver Version 6.1.7601.17514
      Controller Name Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family   4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 3B20
      Driver Version 9.1.1.1013
      Controller Name MagicISO SCSI Host Controller
      Driver Version 2.7.106.0
      Controller Name RapidSolution Pseudo SCSI Adapter
      Driver Version 2.1.3400.0