I purchased a new Intel 520 series 120 GB SSD for my second pc with a Asus Striker II Extreme motherboard but from the very start it has been incredibly slow and odd.
It can randomly freeze on the Windows splash screen or hang there for 5 minutes before it goes to the password screen, it also has a habit of permanently freezing there. In the slightest chance that I do get to log in it will freeze for 30 seconds constantly when trying to open applications.
I've tried three attempts at using the data migration tool you get to transfer data from a HDD (Which still works fine) to your SSD. Aswelll as two fresh Windows 7 installs but none of it really changed a thing.
I've also tried the obvious things like changing SATA cable etc.
I'm kinda getting the feeling the SSD was just malfunctioning before I even got it, but I'm really not that good at hardware.
I tried the Intel SSD Toolbox, unfortunately there is no new firmware for the 520 series.
When I tried to run a diagnostic it said "The Intel SSD Toolbox cannot communicate with the selected Intel SSD. Considering changing to another storage driver compatible with your system and try the tool again."
This led me to check out the SSD in Device Manager, which is when I found out that When I go to Details -> Hardware Ids the controller actually recognizes the SSD as a SCSI.
This is when I found out I didn't have the latest JMicron drivers, which I updated but there was no improvement
(Could it be that i need the latest drivers BEFORE installing W7 on the SSD?)
Also, whenever my SSD freezes it seems to spike up my CPU usage to a full 100%.
And for the questions mad-max79 asked:
I did disconnect my HDD.
I tried setting it to AHCI but it made no improvement.
The controller used is JMicron, though as I said I updated that driver later and am not sure if that is of any influence.