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after migration from my old HDD to new M500 SSD my system is freezeing in random cases
Event log showsthe following error that repeats several times
During paging operation device error was detected \Device\Harddisk0\DR
The same system in the same config with HDD was working without any issue
I have tried to
- upgrade firmware to Mu5 - upgrade was succesfull but problem still exist
- do scan disk with chksdsk /f - no errors found
- try to update all drivers - all are the newest one
- run SMART verification - the total results seems ok, but all factors exceeds the threshold
Have you any other idea what can be a reason before I start RMA process
Please find my system config below
|OS Name||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro|
|OS Version||6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600|
|OS Manufacturer||Microsoft Corporation|
|OS Configuration||Standalone Workstation|
|OS Build Type||Multiprocessor Free|
|System Model||Satellite L350|
|System Type||X86-based PC|
|Processor(s)||1 Processor(s) Installed.,: x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1733 Mhz|
|BIOS Version||INSYDE 1.30, 2008-03-19|
|Total Physical Memory||2˙038 MB|
|Available Physical Memory||1˙502 MB|
|Virtual Memory: Max Size||2˙934 MB|
|Virtual Memory: Available||2˙273 MB|
|Virtual Memory: In Use||661 MB|
|Page File Location(s)||C:\pagefile.sys|
|Hotfix(s)||60 Hotfix(s) Installed.,: KB2899189_Microsoft-Windows-CameraCodec-Package,: KB2891214,: KB2894856,: KB2919355,: KB2919442,: KB2920189,: KB2931358,: KB2931366,: KB2937220,: KB2938772,: KB2939153,: KB2939471,: KB2939576,: KB2949621,: KB2950153,: KB2954879,: KB2955164,: KB2956575,: KB2958262,: KB2958263,: KB2959626,: KB2959977,: KB2961072,: KB2962140,: KB2962409,: KB2964718,: KB2965142,: KB2965500,: KB2966826,: KB2967917,: KB2969339,: KB2969817,: KB2971203,: KB2971239,: KB2971850,: KB2972213,: KB2972280,: KB2973201,: KB2973351,: KB2975061,: KB2975719,: KB2976627,: KB2976897,: KB2977174,: KB2977629,: KB2977765,: KB2978668,: KB2979582,: KB2980654,: KB2981580,: KB2981655,: KB2984006,: KB2987114,: KB2988948,: KB2989647,: KB2993100,: KB2993651,: KB2994897,: KB2995004,: KB976002|
|Network Card(s)||2 NIC(s) Installed.,: Kontroler Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller,Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g|
|Hyper-V Requirements||VM Monitor Mode Extensions: No,Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: No,Second Level Address Translation: No,Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes|
That is interesting. Few Mac users have been reporting similar issue but for other model, M500 as far as I can remember. How big are the files (data amount) you are trying to write at a time? Is the TRIM enabled on your system?
SMART data seems to look healthy in my opinion. I think I would try to check for BIOS update and also I would verify versions (and probably try to update them) of Intel Chipset Drivers and Intel Management Engine - either from Asus or from Intel site.
You can try to use Intel Driver Update Utility for that - sometimes it works
I know there are threads about this topic already. But I want that Crucial is aware of this issue. I builded a new PC on friday the 5th September. Until yesterday, the PC was working fine. But yesterday I was playing a game and for the first time with my new PC I got an Bluescreen and Windows shutted down. Then after a restart I became the message that there are no bootable drives available. In Bios my SSD was not shown.
So I turned off the PC and restarted it and still no SSD in Bios. Then another reset and there it was again and booted normally. Then I played about 4 hours without any problems.
Today I started my PC and immediately get the message that there is no bootable drive availabe. PC shutdown and turned it on again. Yet no SSD in Bios. Then I did a warmstart and there the SSD was back again. And since then I am using the PC normally again.
AHCI in Bios is on and the SSD is set to first boot drive. I also changed the SATA and even the power cable with a new one. And still got the problem.
ASRock H97Pro4 (newest Bios FW)
Windows 8.1 (brand new fresh installation)
I have my Windows 7 installed on the following drive: M4-CT256M4SSD1
Recently Windows and a range of different programs have been freezing quite often, along with an occational blue screen of death.
The first time I noticed anything was wrong was while taking a backup of the entire drive to an external disk with EASEUS Todo Backup. It resulted in a BSOD in the middle of the backup process, and when restarting the computer the SSD had been deprioritized in the BIOS boot-sequence.
I've run SFC /SCANNOW, which tells me there are corrupt files in the Windows installation.
The CHKDSK also tells me there are errors/bad sectors that can't be fixed.
I've also kept track of the S.M.A.R.T.-stats of the M4 SDD, that have developed somewhat over the last days.
Screenshots here: Dropbox-folder with pictures
Especially the BB-field (Reported Uncorrectable Errors) has increased considerably from thursday to monday -- from 140466 to 166293.
It seems there might be something wrong with the disk, and that reinstalling Windows might not fix the issue?