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USB SSD Freezing intermittently


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#1 sausage

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

At least, I'm pretty sure it's my SSD.

 

I run Path of Exile and Skyrim on it, and it seems the games freeze for about a second every minute or so. I don't have the issue with games on my normal HDD, as Skyrim ran perfectly fine on it until I moved Skyrim to my SSD.

 

Is this an issue with USB or is there something I can do on my PC to fix this?


Edited by sausage, 28 January 2015 - 11:44 AM.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:57 AM

Is this ssd in a 3.0 enclosure or 2.0? The speed of 2.0 may not be fast enough to keep up with the game loads.


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:25 PM

It's a 3.0 SSD, though I can't say for certain whether my computer is compatible with 3.0. I can assume it is, but I don't have proof.


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:54 PM

Hello sausage:

Below is a procedure for publishing a URL link for a Piriform Speccy report.

Windows 7: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

The above will allow all of us to see the system specs as well as the S.M.A.R.T. attribute values for the external SSD in question.

 

If I catch zingo156's drift, the SSD would likely perform at its theoretical best if removed from its USB based enclosure and instead attached to an internal SATA III port.

Thank you.


Edited by 1PW, 28 January 2015 - 01:14 PM.

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:57 PM

Here is how to tell: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/usbcoreblog/archive/2012/06/27/how-to-determine-whether-a-usb-3-0-device-is-operating-at-superspeed.aspx

 

You can also determine 2.0 vs 3.0 by the pins in the port usb 2.0 has only 4 metal contact points in the port, usb 3.0 has 9 total contact points 4 the same as usb 2.0 and 5 located on the very outside edge of the female end. The 3.0 male cable end will have 5 extra contact points on the inside and 4 toward the end of the tip.


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 01:06 PM

You guys are awesome. I'll look into it when I get home from work tonight. Thanks!


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