Issue with SSD freezing.

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: Issue with SSD freezing.

The chipset in the enclosure may not know how to switch the drive out of sata low power mode. It is a newly used feature since a few years ago of the sata spec I think, but I am no expert.
Kilobyte Kid

Re: Issue with SSD freezing.

UPDATE: It was the enclosure indeed. I bought the NexStar CX  USB 3.0 2.5 "External enclosure from Crucial and it works perfectly fine. I am gettings speeds close to what was advertised.

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Thanks for all the help.  For anyone looking for the same enclosure in the future here is the link: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ctencloseusb3

JEDEC Jedi

Re: Issue with SSD freezing.

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Thanks for an update! It seems that Spathi may be right and maybe the enclosure chipset is important. Well, more important that I thought before Smiley Happy

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: Issue with SSD freezing.

I purchased the MX300 as a replacement for the internal HDD on my Dell Studio laptop.  I made a mirror image of the drive with Windows 10 as the operating system.  I see it lock up within minutes with 100% disk use in the Task Manager but no data activity going to or from the drive.  Microsoft defined an issue and supposedly fix, but it has not worked for me.  I have also tried 8-10 other suggestions from various online resources and nothing has worked.  I disabled Norton and used Defender but that did not work.  Disabling "all" virus programs does not make sense in the real world as a fix so I did not try that.  One article from Dec 2016 says MS is aware of the problem and working on a fix, but it seems to be a difficult problem to solve.  I just had several Windows 10 updates now in April 2017 and they do not fix it either.

I switched back to my HDD 500GB and still see a high activity disk use (sometimes 100%) but it does eventually go away and everything works.  The SDD actually locks up and nothing outside of a power down reset will get it back to working.  But for me it locks up once again in 5 or less minutes now.  I was going to try one more suggested changed but could not get it completed before the disk locked up once again.  For now I'm running with the HDD.  I am waiting on you Microsoft.................

JEDEC Jedi

Re: Issue with SSD freezing.

You said you made an image of it...

 

Did you use Acronis?  If so - did you uninstall it afterwards?  You need to.  It will cause some systems to lock up.

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