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Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

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dear sandisk,

 

as i still have problems with my drive, with 201 firmware, Is there going to be an update for this one?

I still have the issues, despite trying a lot of different manuals.

 

Or do i need to request an RMA?

 

regards,

 

Sebastiaan

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-26-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

Latest SSD firmware, Windows 7 64bit, Asrock Extreme x58 (also latest firmware).

 

Still experiencing crashes. Is this known to be a drive thing or a mobo incompatability thing? Buying a newer motherboard to unlock SATA3 is an option for me, or swapping it with the SSD in my laptop.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-01-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

I too purchased the SanDisk Extreme 120 GB SSD drive and installed this into a MacBook Pro 2008. I was able to clone over the system / data without a problem. The performance was excellent for about a week. Now Its hesitating constantly. Simple tasks like switching between programs, making windows larger…etc, besides loading programs, will internitantly seem to stall before accomplishing the task. I'm also using a sector check program and it seems to blaze through severa thousand blocks and then will stall for about 20 seconds and then continue to roll through several more blocks. So far, no bad blocks found, but there's no question that the issue is here.  I even when back to a back-up from last week before the issue was clearly noticable and the issue is the same. So I believe software has been ruled out. I am not seeing errors in the task manager (console)…etc, that point me to any other althernative then to suspect an issue with the new hard drive. I noticed you have posted firmware updates, but they are not mac installable. Is there a way to work around this? I'd loved the initial performance, but now its worse then before when I was using a 5400 RPM drive.  Thank you.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,186
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

there are downloadable ISO that can be burned to a CD for uopgrading on a MAC stickied at the top of this board. as for drive performance

 

how much free space does the drive have?

have you enabled TRIM?

how is performance on a freshly installed OS? 

SanDisk User
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎05-17-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

@lewrossi, does your Macbook Pro have a nVidia graphics card in it? I have read of a lot of people with nVidia Macs having issues with Sandforce cased SSDs regardless of vendor. Seems to be an nVidia issue.

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-05-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

Same problem for me with latest firmware (updated to try to solve the freezing problem) on my Sandisk Extreme 120GB.

The computer freezes during about 20s (HDD led on) randomly.

 

My configuration:

Win 7

ASRock 880GM-LE/FX

AMD Phenom II X4 965

AMD HD 5770

AHCI is activated

 

No problem with my OCZ Vertex 2 60GB with the same configuration (changed to have more space...).

One last point: the boot time is slower (30s) with my Sandisk Extreme compared to the OCZ Vertex (25s) with more installed programs (older win7 installation)!

 

I suspect my Extreme SSD to be faulty...

 

Regards,

Nmut

RzB
Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-05-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

I too am having occasional freezes.

 

I have upgraded from a very stable system running a Crucial C300 128G SSD to a SanDisk Extreme 240G - basically for the extra space.

 

After, and during, a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit I had a number of freezes where I needed to use the big red button to close the system.

 

If I drop back to the old Windows install on the Crucial, everything works just fine.

 

I have also had an interesting problem with the instalation of one of the drivers, which I will raise as a separate post.

 

System is...

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 1
Memory - Corsair Vengeance 12GB (3x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz
Graphics Card - nVidia GTX 460
System Drive - SanDisk Extreme 240G - Ver R201
Storage 1T Raid 1 Array, 2T Raid 1 Array
Spare - Crucial C300 128G SSD (Currently contains old Windows system)
All in a Fractal Design R3 Case with copious airflow

 

BIOS, Firmware and drivers all at manufacturers latest.
NB - No overclocking

 

RzB

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,186
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

for the ones still getting intermitent freezing. have you all tried disableing HIPM? below is a link that explains how.

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/177819-ahci-link-power-management-enable-hipm-dipm.html

iok
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-09-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

I got a SanDisk Extreme 240 Gb disk.

I have installed it in a Toshiba Portege R500 laptop, then I installed Win7 x86.

It worked with no problems since the SSD had firmware R112 installed. Since I updated the SSD firmware to R201 it started freezing as described in this thread.

I tried enabling/disabling HIPM and DIPM but it did not work.

 

Now I'm writing hoping that someone at Sandisk would understand that there are issues with their new firmware that make the SSD useless.

I hope that someone could tell me if there is a way to downgrade the SSD firmware to the previous R112.

 

Thanks

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎06-18-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

Same issue. I have a early 2008 macbook pro so I can't turn off the power saving thingy. 

Sandisk 120GB with latest firmware (201). Problems started a few weeks after installing it and have been occuring ever since.