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Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-15-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

Hi Guys,

 

I've just tried updating the Intel SATA drivers to the latest version. It's only been up for 20 mins since doing it, but I haven't had a stall yet so fingers crossed

 

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect?iid=dc_iduu

 

might be worth a go?

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-15-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

Ok, that's a no, still stalling. Hopefully someone from Sandisk will respond to my case, either that or I'll send it back.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 15,985
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.


padders wrote:

Ok, that's a no, still stalling. Hopefully someone from Sandisk will respond to my case, either that or I'll send it back.


 

This is a user's forum. While there are a couple SanDisk people that stop in occasionally, this is not an official tech support forum. If you want a personal response, I suggest you contact SanDisk directly:

 

http://www.sandisk.com/about-sandisk/contact-us?utm_source=ContactUs&utm_medium=Hyperlink&utm_campai...

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-15-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

Hi Tapeworm, Yeah I raised a case with them yesterday, that's what I meant. Just thought I'd feed back on what I'd said in case anyone else had some input Smiley Happy

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎07-15-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

[ Edited ]
Think I might have sorted it... (and I'm a tad embarrassed too Smiley Embarassed). I had a nose inside to check some details for the case and I noticed the cable from the psu to the drive was obstructing a fan. In my haste to get the SSD up and running I'd not tidied the cables properly. Since clearing that up, things seem to have been ok, it's been up for over 3 hours with no problems at all. I guess the hard disks can cope with a hotter temperature which is why they still worked. Certainly explains why the problems got worse over time when my pc was left on.
If people need to find out the temps of the hard drives then a good app is SpeedFan, my ssd is now running at a nice 27 degrees! 
Oh and i might add, i got a fairly swift response from Sandisk with loads of detailed questions which was a very good response so it's definitely worth raising a case if you have issues Smiley Happy
Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-10-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

I'm remiss in not responding sooner but disabling HIPM completely cured the problem with the Sandforce controller for me.  

 

It's been a few weeks since I made the change and my SSD hasn't frozen once since then.  Before it used to freeze with the drive light on solid for about a minute roughly once an hour.  Now life is sweet.

 

I'd recommend trying this first for anyone who has any issues with SSDs hanging, freezing or stuttering with a Sandforce 2281 controller.

 

Thanks DrLucky.

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-10-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

PS.  Note that I had tried everything prior to the HIPM cure including all updated BIOSes for the SSD, but nothing else worked.  Updated BIOSes were useless.

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎06-18-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

For now this seems to help. I carried out all the steps and no freezes till the moment.

 

Good luck

 

http://blog.alutam.com/2012/04/01/optimizing-macos-x-lion-for-ssd/

Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎06-18-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

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It seemed like it worked for a while, but the freezes are back...

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-31-2012

Re: My SSD Hard Disk freezes intermittently.

I've had 120gb SSD for about a week now and It won't boot up 9 out of 10 times. It just hangs forever and I have to force reboot hoping it works next time. It hangs other times too. For me when it hangs, it never gets out of it. Very annoying. It's almost unusable. I had R112 when I experienced the problem and I upgraded it to R201 but I still have the problem.

 

I'm running in on ThinkPad T60 (Sata1).