04-19-2012 05:28 AM
A week ago I purchased a new Sandisk 120GB Extrime SSD and I installed in my laptop (lenovo x61 tablet).
And I installed Windows 7 on it. It was really faster than previous HDD but it strated freezing intermittently.
In order to prevent I tried :
1. AHCI set in CMOS setup
2. disabled superfatch
3. disabled disk defragment
but still freezes intermittently.
Is there any other things that i can try to prevent freezing?
04-22-2012 03:31 AM
i too have the same problem. Just got the SanDisk Extreme 120gb disk.
Hardware in my pc is
Asus Striker II Extreme, Nvidia NForce 680i SLI,
Kingston 1066mhz DDR3 4gb
Windows 7 Professional
If i boot to my 'old' 7200rpm maxtor I have no problems at all. But especially when writing files to my NAS or using Grabit for news, it just stalls/freezes. One by one applications start to become unresponsive, in the end even the mouse stops working. After about 20 seconds the entire system acts like nothing happened.
I installd a fresh, official and original MSDN windows 7 professional that i got from the university. Also installed ALL drivers, and ALL updates. Windows is activated and genuine.
have you find a solution yet?
04-29-2012 05:05 AM - edited 04-29-2012 05:06 AM
Lenovo x61 bios is limited to SATA 1.5gbps although the chipset supports SATA 3.0gbps
You might want to flash to the hacked bios which enables SATA 3.0gbps
I used the hacked bios to enable SATA 3.0gbps with T61 & Kingston V+100, and it works pretty well.
If this bios helps, my guess is that maybe the Sandisk Extreme doesn't work well on SATA 1.5gbps on older hardware?
05-02-2012 06:56 AM - edited 05-02-2012 07:14 AM
I too also have the same symptoms you described, the odd thing was that the system was working well for a few weeks with no issue. With no hardware change & minor software changes (program installations), the system started hanging randomly and the computer is no longer usable.
To be more descriptive:
Troubleshooting Steps to Narrow it down to SSD
Determining Sandisk Extreme SSD was cause:
I just noticed new firmware update, will update to see if it resolves this issue... any response from Sandisk would be greatly appreciated.
System Specs: i7 975; GTX 590 & 295; Sandisk SSD Extreme 120Gb; OCZ Vertex 2 60Gb; Seagate 1.5Tb; PC Power & Cooling 1200 Watt PSU; 6Gb Corsair DDR3; SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium HD.
05-02-2012 10:00 AM - edited 05-02-2012 10:04 AM
If the issue occurs anytime the drive is connected the issue may be a related to the SSD and the SATA chipset on your motherboard. Can you let us know what type of motherboard is in your PC?
this could be a bad drive as well. did it ever work or has this been hapening since you purchased the drive? if you have a USB harddrive enclosure can you attach the SSD using the USB enclosure? when connected as an external drive do you see similar issues?
05-02-2012 11:58 AM
Thanks for the reply,
The system was actually working well for a few weeks prior to these issues. As for my motherboard, I have an MSI Eclipse Plus with an X58 chipset and the SATA chipset is the Intel ICH10R and JMicron 362; all the HDDs are on the Intel ICH10R.
Ahh - I do have a USB HDD Enclosure that I could test out - didn't think of that. Will try that and report back...
05-02-2012 03:34 PM - edited 05-02-2012 03:45 PM
one more thing you may want to try. There are some systems that may have compatibility issues with HIPM. By default Windows 7 has HIPM enabled. Try setting HIPM to active. Setting to active actually disables HIPM. Here is a quick link on how to.
05-10-2012 06:14 AM
That SSD uses the Sandforce SF-2281 controller which has lots of problems with freezing in variety of vendors' SSDs. Google it and you'll see. I have the same issue and haven't come across a solution yet. The new BIOS 3.3.2 did not cure it in my case.
05-11-2012 11:08 AM
Just to report back, the new firmware seems to have resolved the issue. Still uncertain as to what the exact cause was, but the issue is now resolved after the update.