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?
I’m going to reinstall this weekend, started completely freezing on me too, AGAIN.
sigh. Using the windows on my WD 750gb drive its no problem. I need to find out if its a windows or SSD issue.
I’d recommend a reinstall instead of moving it around. Full format isn’t the way to go for flash based disks, as they dont have magnetic sectors, as far as i know, but i might be mistaken. I believe garbage collection is auto cleans the disks if you place an empty partition on the disk. (again, _not_ sure).