12-03-2017 11:39 AM
12-09-2017 03:53 AM
My old SSD 120gig was nearly full so decided to replace it with the MX 300 240gig which I had just purchased. I did a clone from the old SSD to the new one. Everything went fine and it boots up perfectly. Problems arise when I go away from the computer and come back say half an hour or more later, and the computer has frozen up. It has frozen up at odd times while using it. It is an old 8400 quad core and motherboard. The old SSD is only 330 M/s read but never had any problems with it and the OS was originaly a clean install of windows 10.
I might try a clean install on the drive and see if that works.
12-09-2017 04:11 AM - last edited on 12-09-2017 08:37 AM by pamelaz
I have the same problem with the new BX 300 240 gig I have just bought. Keeps freezing after I leave the machine and return to use it later. Happens everytime. I have a Quad 8400 cpu and asus MB. I cloned the old SSD onto the new BX and it worked fine until I leave the machine for a while then it freezes up. Why is it I always have trouble with crucial stuff, Had problems with memory quite a while ago and ended having to bin them.
I never have problems with ***Edited to remove Crucial competitor*** drives or memory. Guess I will have to stick with those in future.
12-09-2017 08:33 AM
If you have the option in your BIOS, turn on hot swap for the sata port the SSD is connected to. That will disable power saving features for the port which wopuld be a prime culprit for it hanging if left alone.
12-10-2017 12:44 AM
I can't seem to find the hot swap in the bios. Don't think it has one.
The motherboard in question is an Asus P5Q-WS with a intel quad Q8400 processor.
I have replaced the old OCX 120 gig SSD back in the machine and it works fine with no problems, but I only have 6gig free space left.
I cloned this drive onto the crucial 275 gig MX 300. I had to use a partition promgram to increase the crucial SSD to its max as the clone only set it up as a 120 gig.
I will buy another (different make) SSD and try the cloning on that to see if that makes a differnce.
12-10-2017 01:27 AM
There are also power management changes you can make it Windows and to your SATA driver. The BIOS hot swap is just a trick to do it all in one go. Let me know if you want me to run through these with you.