I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y500 with a SanDisk SSD U100 16GB. I’ve had this computer since Christmas 2012 and I was impressed by it’s speed and since it’s a rather powerful gaming laptop I was looking forward to at least a couple of years use before I had to replace parts. My SSD on the other hand was adamant in proving me wrong and I am now on the verge of destroying my laptop in a fit of equally awesome and terrifying rage several times a day.
To clarify: for at least a couple of months now my computer has been slow (when I got it, I timed the startup from off to desktop to 17 seconds, now it’s usually between 1 minute and 10), and new problems keep showing up and disappearing again (Unable to log in, black screen when accessing desktop, control panel uses 10 minutes to “load”, can’t access internet). Some problems, though, are more persistent, like the fact that I am unable to install some programs (mostly the ones who uses windows installer instead of a custom one) of which the most important is java. I am completely unable to install Java, at all. The installer doesn’t install, but there is no “not responding” message.
There is a plethora of other, smaller, problems that I couldn’t be bothered to put here, but the reason why I’m blaming all this on the SSD is that I keep getting messages saying that the disk is in danger, but if I try to open the SSD properties from Device Manager, the window freezes, everytime. I read somewhere that some people find their computer getting faster after a firmware update of the SSD, since I haven’t updated the firmware myself and I don’t know if it happens automatically I decided that I would try this through the promised sleek experience of the SanDisk SSD Toolkit. Which doesn’t work. When I open the Toolkit it instantly freezes and pisses itself, and it can’t be closed, even through task manager
Yesterday I formatted my whole computer and reinstalled windows, this might have gotten rid of some of the problems, I’m not sure yet, but I know that the computer is still unacceptably slow and the installation problem stays the same.
Thanks in advance.