04-22-2017 06:56 AM - edited 04-22-2017 07:21 AM
Recently upgraded to MX300. Whilst the benifits in perfomance are massive, the machine now freezes on a regualr basis.
The laptop is a Sony VGN-AW31M. Older, but has a great screen and is only used for browsing and office stuff.
Any advice or trouble-shooting tip please?
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04-22-2017 07:01 AM
Did you clone your old install using the supplied Acronis? If so, uninstall Acronis. It can cause freezing on certain systems.
04-23-2017 07:16 PM - edited 04-23-2017 07:37 PM
Check the SATA mode in your BIOS. An older laptop is probably set to IDE, when you should be using AHCI for a brand new SSD. They way to check this is under Device Manager > IDE/ATA ATAPI Controllers > Standard IDE AHCI Controller. If it is set to IDE, that means Windows has already registered it as a controller interface. You cannot change it to AHCI on the fly- it will cause Windows to not be recognized by your BIOS. The way around it is to start Windows in Safe Mode, reboot in to your BIOS, switch to AHCI, then boot back to normal Windows. The way to verify completion is by checking Device Manager > IDE/ATA ATAPI Controllers > Standard SATA AHCI Controller.
04-26-2017 12:03 AM
@martink - how is your system running? Still hanging?
I just installed a MX300 in my Lenovo X250 laptop as an upgrade from the smaller stock Intel Pro 2500 drive. My system freezes was freezing within minutes with all IO halting. I couldn't start nor stop processes. Not even ctrl-alt-del responds. If I get resource monitor running ahead of time I can see the drive is at 100% usage but transferring 0 bytes per second. It seems like the kind of hang I'd expect from a drive that's either failing or has a firmware bug.
Lenovo X250 BIOS 1.21
Crucial MX300 1050GB, firmware M0CR040 from factory
Windows 10 Creators Update aka 1703 (build 15063.0) that was just recently released
Using MSAHCI.sys, not IAStor
If I boot up and immediately go to control panel and use the "High Performance" profile, it seems to avoid the hang but it's going to kill my battery life.
Here's what I'm trying
- Uninstalling Acronis
- Updating to the first patch for Windows 10 1703 - KB4016240
Once those are done I'm going to switch back to balanced perf mode and see what happens. Very frustrating
04-26-2017 12:38 AM - edited 04-26-2017 12:39 AM
I seem to be working fine now in balanced perf mode. The other threads on Windows 10 freezes seemed to point to uninstalling Acronis so I recommend trying that first.
05-25-2017 10:12 PM
I used Acronis TrueImage to clone my drive to an MX300. After about 5 minutes, the MX300 disk shoots to 100% utilization in task manager and never recovers. Every application is completely unresponsive. The only way to recover is to hard shut down the computer, and uninstall Acronis TrueImage immediately.
06-15-2017 01:54 PM
I used USEase Todo Backup to clone my HDD and had the freeze issue (Disk 0 Active time = 100%). After a week of reading forums and trying all suggestions, I saw here that many prople solved the problem by unintalling Acronis. I uninstalled USEase, and the problem went away.
06-15-2017 02:05 PM
I used USEase Todo Backup to clone my HDD, and I encountered the freeze issue (Disk 0 Active time = 100%). After a week of trying many suggestions on many forums, I read here about uninstalling Acronis. I uninstalled USease, and my laptop hasn't frozen since.