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supersi
28-06-2011, 01:00 PM
Recently I bought an Intel 40GB SSD to use as my OS drive. Since I started using it I've had all sorts of problems ranging from BSOD's to login/random slowdowns where apps/web browsing lock-up and even task manager failing to start.

I can't mind much on the web. I did find this http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/20/intel_x25emmental/ which says you shouldn't defrag an SSD.

Has anyone else had problems?

SolMiester
28-06-2011, 01:02 PM
Did you do a fresh install onto the SSD?

supersi
28-06-2011, 01:10 PM
Yes

wainuitech
28-06-2011, 01:14 PM
Try this--May or may not bring up something useful.

Assuming its W7 - click start, type in reli -- open "view reliability history" Look to see what the errors are at the day/Time, maybe some sort of software corruption, or other problem listed.

SolMiester
28-06-2011, 01:17 PM
May not necessarily be the SSD which is causing the issues...I failing drive will lock\release...delay write etc...not normally a BSOD.
W7 will not defrag a SSD...I think you have some other driver conflict or corruption...Do you use windows update for drivers?

pablo d
28-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Prob doesn't help you but I've used a 40GB intel for about a year now with no probs...

Deimos
28-06-2011, 04:42 PM
I have an OCZ Vertex 3 and when I first got it I had almost one BSOD daily.

Latest firmware seems to have fixed it however I notice that I'm getting occasional lag, and IE9 locks up every now and then, however I think that it may be my Windows install, probably needs to be redone since the new FW.

jareemon
28-06-2011, 06:33 PM
is this a 310 or 320 series intel?

:pf1mobmini:

SolMiester
28-06-2011, 06:56 PM
is this a 310 or 320 series intel?

:pf1mobmini:

Neither, it will be the Kingston crippled SSD

jareemon
28-06-2011, 09:35 PM
The o.p. Said it's an intel ssd

:pf1mobmini:

Alex B
28-06-2011, 09:43 PM
Didn't think the 320 came out in a 40GB?

jareemon
28-06-2011, 10:43 PM
Yep. Ascent part number 395729

:pf1mobmini:

SolMiester
29-06-2011, 12:02 AM
The o.p. Said it's an intel ssd

:pf1mobmini:

Oops, got confused with the Intel V 40 Gb and Kngston $30 boot drive, both of which are Intel....
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2968/intel-s-x25-v-kingston-s-30gb-ssdnow-v-series-battle-of-the-125-ssds

supersi
29-06-2011, 08:13 PM
Ok. Fingers crossed. I might have found the solution to the problem in terms of slowdown's.

SSD's don't like defrags. I found a couple of web articles that said that to preserve the life of an SSD, they're designed to constantly shunt info around to not wear out the same old memory sectors (or words to that effect). When you defrag, the disk controller has to work much much harder to relocate needed data upset by a defrag.

After I read the articles, I realised that I'd performed a defrag just before my last bout of slowdowns. Since the defrag, my pc has gotten progressively gotten faster again.
If you're running your OS on an SSD, make sure you disable any scheduled windows or 3rd party defrag!