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      • 30. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
        Serrin

        My problem has been entirely solved by a Generation 2 Drive.

         

        You can read posts by me prior to this one in the thread to see what I had done before, what I had been told might be the problem, and the saga of my journey through their customer support system, but the bottom line is that they eventually agreed (suggested even) exchanging my Generation 1 X-25M 80GB SSD (the generation 1's are the ones that are black) with a Generation 2 (silver) and everything now functions and is extremely fast.

         

        I will add two footnotes: When installing a very large program from DVD (several gigabytes) the installaton froze once and I had to reboot. Later when installing an addition to that same program that required unpacking a multi-gig compressed file, making changes to it, and repacking it, it also froze the system.  Both times I was able to try again and succeed. Its impossible to know if it was the program, the DVD drive, or the SSD, or even possibly Windows 7 as this was the first time I had attempted to install this program under the new OS, but in the end I was able to install and update the program and it functions as it should. I have had no other issues since installing the drive and I have been running it nearly non-stop for going on three days.

        • 31. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
          Kaleido

          The thing is, I DO HAVE a Generation 2 Intel SSD. AND I've got this problem. So everyone else got Generation 1 SSDs?

          Damn I'm getting sick of this problem I've tried everything. Do I have to contact Intel och can I contact the store where I bought the SSD to get a new?

          • 32. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
            Kaleido

            Right now I'm going a test if it's really the SSD that isn't working... Removing it from the PC and installing windows at my other normal HDD. If the problem dissapears (gonna install same drivers and stuff ofcourse) I guess I'ts the SSD that isn't working and I will send it back.

            • 33. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
              ashvince

              I have been suffering the same problem: hangs and freezes under windows 7. I have now rebuilt my PC using Windows 7 on a normal disk and everything is fine. I mounted the SSD back in the machine to copy some files off it, and straight away it locked my PC up. thankfully as the SSD was no longer the system disk the PC recovered, but was not able to access the SSD without a reboot.

               

              Not sure yet if the problem is a windows 7 problem, or a drive problem: but my advice is the same: Do not buy an intel SSD, they are just having too many issues at the moment. So many people are reporting similar problems that this cannot be conincidence. SMART Data says everything is fine, but then drive locks up when it is put under any real load.

              • 34. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                TimmH

                I to have been struggling with this issue.

                 

                XFX MB-750i-72P9 Motherboard

                nVidia 750i SLI SPP chipset

                 

                Installing Windows 7 froze at "Completing installation" twice, before finally managing on a third attempt, and then the system would just freeze up at random for the next 2 weeks.

                 

                Finally reinstalled Windows 7 on my original HDD and have had no issues at all since, BUT, when I try to copy some data from the the SDD it will freeze up the system mid copy.

                 

                I was contemplating obtaining an RMA, but what others seem to experience even after a replacement makes me think it's a compatability issue.

                 

                I would love to get this wokring properly, the drive when it functioned was lightning fast.

                 

                Timm

                • 35. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                  Serrin

                  Are you using a generation 1 or 2 drive? I posted above that my issues were solved by an RMA exchanging my gen 1 drive (black case) for a generation 2 (silver case) drive. I've been using the drive for several weeks now and it functions perfectly.

                  • 37. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                    Serrin

                    Then I would suggest you find all previous posts by me and compare my description of my issues to yours, if they seem similar try calling Intel and asking for an exchange for a generation 2 drive, if they tell you they cannot do that, then tell them you would like a refund for your drive and that you can provide them with a copy of the invoice to show how much you paid.

                    • 38. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                      DannyS2009

                      I had this problem in Vista and thought it was caused by firefox or the downloadmanager plugin i use because with me it always happened during download or browsing. To be sure and avoid plenty of small files on the SSD i used an old USB stick to dedicate it to firefox temp files and internet cache.

                      Since i was moving over to W7 i started fresh and managed 3 weeks without freeze. One week ago **** started again, this time i did not use download manager but during rebuild of my Itunes music lib 3 times in a row freeze and release after 30-40 seconds.

                      As you know the bloody itunes saves album art on de op disk and this happens to be my SSD. So i ran out of available space again and/or had to wait for SSD to release space to save thumbs. I have 100 Gb of music so its a lot of small thumbs to handle.

                      This time i spend more time looking for answers. I came across a post where someone mentioned reporting services might cause delay in release.

                      I checked and my reporting services setting was manual and i changed this to automatic.

                      I also switched off the write cache, noticed no difference in speed.

                      Also changed swap file to 200 mb.

                      I have been butchering my pc since then, plenty download cues with fifi downloadmanager and for fun again rebuild music lib at same time.

                      No more freezes.

                       

                      Maybe this helps for others.  Good luck

                       

                      p.s. 1st gen intel 80 Gb.

                      • 39. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                        Kaleido

                        I have a G2 drive and I've got the freezing problem so... I guess it's not only G1 drives..

                        • 40. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                          Kaleido

                          My system seems to freeze mostly when I'm browsing or watching a streamed movie on Firefox. Also when I'm using my musicmaking program and a lot of sounds are going on the same time...

                           

                          I would really like t o have some response from intel about this problem.. Seems like they don't care at all...

                          • 41. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                            Geddy

                            I have this problem on a Win 7 32 bit install with a g2 drive. Any update or comment from intel?

                            • 42. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                              trafsta

                              Hmm, I had a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard workstation on new hardware running for about a week without any issues until I cloned the existing 500GB sata drive over to the new 160GB S25-M G2 160GB Intel SSD. Since doing that this morning I have had nothing but trouble with random freezes/lockups (mouse starts to stutter and a few seconds later it totally locks up). I even updated to the newest 02HD which recently came out and that has not helped. Any ideas anyone?

                              • 43. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                                Kaleido

                                Sorry man got no idea. I updated my motherboard BIOS and now the freezes have nearly dissapeared. But they are still there but the not occur so often. I'm not sure if I will send my SSD back because I dont know if this is a problem with the SSDs or something other in the PC.

                                Intel should help us with this

                                • 44. Re: Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD hangs/freezes in Windows 7
                                  trafsta

                                  In my case it might not be the SSD. I also put in two nvidia Geforce GT 220 PCI-E video cards (I have 3 monitors) a few hours before the SSD, and since disabling the AERO interface I haven't had any lockups or crashes. Prior to the nvidia cards I had 2 ATI cards that worked flawlessly... so go figure, it must be the video cards... I'll report back here if it's not, but I think it's probably not the SSD after all...