7 Replies Latest reply on Nov 14, 2014 3:45 AM by Syngress

    sporadic computer freezes with Intel 520 SSD

    smurfzilla

      Hey folks,

      Been battling an issue for the last week and could really use some help.

      I purchased an intel 520 SSD and Windows 7 64 bit to install in my old machine that I am handing down to my son since I just received a new Digital Storm custom build. We are having issues with the computer sporadically hanging - the cursor spins but the computer is pretty much unusable for 10-30 seconds. I can reproduce it pretty regularly in web browsers (open a bunch of tabs, pull in a bunch of images from search results and scroll through them, playing minecraft.) At first I didn't think about it being caused by the new SSD drive but after significant trouble shooting and debugging I believe I have isolated it to the SSD. In resource monitor - on the disk drives tab I see significant drive access delays (upwards of 50-60,00) when the issue occurs - the graph in resource monitor also has a blue line that jumps up exponentially to 100% flat lines for the duration of the freeze up and then drops back down to zero and I am then able to continue using the machine normally.

      So far to resolve this issue I've done the following:

       

      Confirmed all of the optimization settings listed here are correct:

      Intel´┐Ż X25-M Solid State Drive, 80GB SATA II 2.5in, MLC, High Performance — Improving write speed of Solid State Drive that causes constant freezing

       

      Validated fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify returns 0 to represent trim is enabled.

       

      Installed Intel toolbox and verified that everything in it runs fines.

       

      My motherboard is an older intel D915PGN - and it does not appear to have the AHCI mode in the bios but it is set to "Enhanced" - which is what it was set to with the previous non SSD SATA drive.

       

      Since it is an older motherboard I found this thread:

      Need Help with SSD

      And changed my drivers from the Intel ones ( I know the thread is for NVidia chipset) to the standard Microsoft PCI IDE drivers and I'm still having the issue.

       

      Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks in advance!