Crucial MX300 SDD - Windows 10 Freezing (HELP ME)

Bit Baby

Re: Crucial MX300 SDD - Windows 10 Freezing (HELP ME)



I experienced the same freezing problem after cloning my Win10 system on a new Crucial MX300 SDD. 

 

For me the problem was solved by  Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver, which I found on the support webpage of my motherboard msi Z170I

 

Hope it helps

Kilobyte Kid

Re: Crucial MX300 SDD - Windows 10 Freezing (HELP ME)

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Crucial SSD problems (P) and ways (W) to improve freezing
Dear All
I’m just SSD newbie , and like to report further problems encountered and ways of improvement if being taken. Dear big brothers, pls share your solution of improvements in solving the freezing of Crucial SSD on Windows 10 PC.

Computer Info--
Lenovo Ideacentre C540 Model 10110 Config 57316660
CPU i3-3240 Memory 8GB (upgrade from 4GB)Crucial MX300 2.5-inch SSD 275GB (upgrade from Seagate 1TB HD)
OS Windows 10 Pro 64bit
P1. Windows 10 freezed intermitently @ start up…use…Storage Executive tool…shutdown…and /or…reboot…
W1. Update BIOS , drivers and Windows before cloning
**(BACKUP ORIGINAL DISK, AS CLONING DISK MAY CORRUPT THE ACTIVE PARTITION OF THE ORIGINAL DISK, ERASE TARGET DISK TO ELIMINATE ANY DISK CONFLICT )
W2. Allocate 26GB (~10%) unallocated partition
for「Over Provisioning」 for 275GB SSD during Cloning with Macrium Reflect Free.
W3. Swap the SSD to the fastest SATA port
W4. Uninstall Macrium Reflect(after create bootable rescue media and cloning)
W5. Uninstall EaseUS Todo Backup (if exist)
W6. Uninstall Acronis True Image WD Version (if exist)
W7. Update drivers and Windows with SSD installed
W8. Replacing Manufacturer AHCI drivers (C540 Intel 9.2.0.1035 25/07/2013)with standard Microsoft SATA drivers(MS 10.0.14393.953 21/06/2006, the date may not be correct) or other drivers (IF BOTH THE ABOVE DRIVERS CANNOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM) e.g intel_rst_skl_w10.zip (REFER JURI ABOVE)... from the forum thread THROUGH DEVICE MANAGER
Refer: http://forums.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/Replacing-Manufacturer-AHCI-drivers-with-standard-Microsof...

W9. Add AHCI Link Power Management to Power Options in Windows 10.
Set the power options to "HIGH PERFORMANCE" and AHCI Link Power Management to " ACTIVE" as discribed in https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/72971-add-ahci-link-power-management-power-options-windows-10-a....
W10. Enable Momentum Cache(NOT PREFERRED DUE TO CORRUPTION OF FILES)
W11. Modify SATA setting from AHCI to IDE in BOIS through Windows in safe mode or visa versa
IF HELPFUL(NOT PREFERRED)REFER message dated ‎07-29-2016 http://forums.crucial.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/ssd/thread-id/52085/page/1

W12. UNINSTALL Intel Matrix Storage Manager if exist in 'System -> Apps & features' (C540 NOT FOUND)
W13. Other technique of SSD installation,pls refer to
http://forums.crucial.com/t5/tkb/communitypage
W14. Disable quick boot in BIOS(Optional)
W15. OPTIMIZE
MOSTLY REFER https://www.howtogeek.com/256859/dont-waste-time-optimizing-your-ssd-windows-knows-what-its-doing/
a. **CHECK AUTOMATIC MAINTENANCE IS ENABLED to TRIM SSD
b. **CHECK TRIM IS ENABLED
Open a Command Prompt window and run the “ fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify ” command. If it’s set to “0”, TRIM is enabled.
c. **Ensure MIN ~10% SSD CAPACITY IS RESERVED FOR OVER PRIVISIONING
d. Free up more space by DISABLING HIBERNATE and REMOVE hiberfil.sys by running command:(NOT NECESSARY)
Type “ powercfg /hibernate off ”
” powercfg -h off ”
e. Right clicking on any drive in Computer, and selecting Properties, under General tab, uncheck “Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties” to DISABLE DISK INDEXING (NOT NECESSARY)
f. open “services.msc” and DISABLE “SUPERFETCH” in the pop-up window. (DEPENDS)

lwm_hk
Bit Baby

Re: Crucial MX300 SDD - Windows 10 Freezing (HELP ME)

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I uninstalled Acronis and enabled momentum Cache and it seems to work fine now.  I may get more RAM to make up for the RAM that momentum cache uses.  I currently have 8GB's and may go to 16GB's.

Bit Baby

Re: Crucial MX300 SDD - Windows 10 Freezing (HELP ME)

Thanks to this forum I uninstalled Acronis and my Delll Latitude E6430 running Win 10 no longer locks up.

I am running the 'iometer' utility which generates 100% disk activity at 5 MBytes/ second and also running an application which communicates heavily over a USB port at the same time, and have absolute stability for over 2 hours now.

My only mistake was sturggling 3 weeks before I recognized the lockup was due to the SDD rather than USB drivers.