12-16-2012 09:31 PM
Same thing happened to me, after only having the drive a week. This morning, freezing, now the drive cannot even be repartitioned by two different computers--clearly defective. Sending back and going with a different brand.
01-16-2013 07:44 AM
Based on the link a few posts back, I found some reg settings that control the LPM and AHCI settings.
solid 6,9mbyte/s while parring rarring and extracting.
see my screenshots below:
01-19-2013 05:52 PM
Not sure if this is still a problem for you but I've got 2 potential fixes for freezing on your mac.
03-03-2013 06:39 AM - edited 03-03-2013 06:39 AM
My notebook is an Acer 3820TG and I have been experiencing random freeze-ups since I installed the SanDisk Extreme 120G
I have tried to set the HIPM to active according to drlucky's link. After setting it to active, it worked, but after the notebook is restarted, it returned back to original setting. For some reason unknown to me, the new setting is not saved in the sysem.
Anyone can offer any help ?
Thanks very much !
03-24-2013 04:59 AM
I just bought a brand new Sandisk 256GB Ultra Plus with latest firmware (X211200). I had the same very problem you guys have.
I followed instructions in this thread and managed to disable HIPM/DIPM by installing the .reg file and setting "Active" in all power profiles, as described in this thread:
I have a Samsung NC110 (NP-NC110).
I hope this helps. Anyway, this is the last time I buy a Sandisk product, at least until they manage to release updated firmwares for their products.
06-09-2013 06:38 AM
I have a similar problem running Win8. Also, my computer is a desktop and it freezes completely which means when it does it will not resume no matter how long I wait.
I was running Win7 for a while upgraded to Win8 and there have been no issues with the computer (drive?) until yesterday. I didn't do any hardware/software changes before I started having the problem. To be fair it might have frozen a few times in the past but it was never a consistent problem nor did it happen on regular basis. I am assuming it's a hard drive issur because every time I try to test the disk with either HDTune or chkdsk it freezes immediately. Also every time it does the HDD LED stays on all the time. I deleted some files so now I have almost 40% of the drive free so lack of space shouldn't be an issue here. Also, as the problem occurred when browsing the web using the Firefox I uninstalled it as I thought that maybe there were some corrupted files. No luck. Also, Sandisk Test utility hasn't reported any problems and the computer boots up with no issues.
I will do some hardware troubleshooting later (checking the cables, power supply etc) and update the drive firmware but the problem is that this is my main hard drive which has an OS installed on it so I will probably have limited options here. Can you recommend anything specific I should do to isolate the problem or recommend some diagnostic software?
Thanks in advance for your help.
06-12-2013 11:46 AM
Just a little follow-up. After updating the firmware on both my ASUS mobo and the hard drive the situation improved a bit. I've noticed no freezes since yesterday and was able to run chkds on my drive which fixed some errors and didn't freeze. Also I was able to run an HDTune test which reported some bad sectors but at least it didn't freeze this time either.
There are still some problems though. I get a "read error" when trying to run HDTune speed test and it never finishes. Also, I got a similar error when backing up my system using Windows backup which terminated at the end of the process reporting some read errors.
Any ideas? Do you think moving the system to a different volume, formatting the Sandisk drive and them moving it back could improve the situation?
06-12-2013 11:56 AM
I'm going to reinstall this weekend, started completely freezing on me too, AGAIN.
06-13-2013 02:34 AM - edited 06-13-2013 02:34 AM
As you can imagine I am not an SSD expert either.
I thought about moving the system back and forth simply because I still assume it's a hard drive issue rather than Windows. Also, I don't think formatting will fix the drive as such but my idea was that maybe when I copy the system back to the dirve the files will be written avoiding faulty memory cells if there are any. Dunno if this makes sense and whether it will work or not. I may just give it a go first as I don't feel like re-installing all my apps.