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I have had a Intel 330 180GB SSD in my Toshiba laptop with a AMD Llano A6 APU, and ever since ive had the drive with a clean windows 7 install it would randomly freeze up and become unresponsive for a few seconds to a few minutes.

I have read on Intel forums about the same drive on other AMD platforms, and people had updated their chipset/AHCI/SATA drivers which fixed it for them so I did that. Then I read one guy saying that you need Intel chipset and processor to run these SSDs correctly? Is this true, is anyone else running Intel SSDs on a AMD platform, preferably Laptop. If this is true, why doesn't intel tell the consumer their SSDs only work correctly with their stuff?
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I have had a Intel 330 180GB SSD in my Toshiba laptop with a AMD Llano A6 APU, and ever since ive had the drive with a clean windows 7 install it would randomly freeze up and become unresponsive for a few seconds to a few minutes.

I have read on Intel forums about the same drive on other AMD platforms, and people had updated their chipset/AHCI/SATA drivers which fixed it for them so I did that. Then I read one guy saying that you need Intel chipset and processor to run these SSDs correctly? Is this true, is anyone else running Intel SSDs on a AMD platform, preferably Laptop. If this is true, why doesn't intel tell the consumer their SSDs only work correctly with their stuff?

Completely untrue, the only thing you don't get without an Intel chipset is Intel RST drivers(Intel SATA & RAID driver), but Microsoft AHCI or AMD SATA driver should be able to work fine with any SSD.

What you are experiencing should be fixed with SSD firmware updates or AMD chipset/SATA driver updates. If not then just return the drive/laptop as you most likely have a faulty drive that won't even work properly in an Intel Rig.
Edited by sherlock - 3/31/13 at 11:56am
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Yeah I updated SSD toolbox to try firmware update, and its update date already. I updated chipset drivers for the laptop to the newest ones on AMD website release in January this year, and haven't had a freeze yet, but I only tested for 10 minutes. usually itll freeze within that time though.
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Originally Posted by MxPhenom 216 View Post

Yeah I updated SSD toolbox to try firmware update, and its update date already. I updated chipset drivers for the laptop to the newest ones on AMD website release in January this year, and haven't had a freeze yet, but I only tested for 10 minutes. usually itll freeze within that time though.

If it freezes again it is most likely a hardware issue. If you bought the drive seperately just call up Intel support to RMA it(Intel RMA is the best, don't even ask about proof of purchase), if the SSD came with the laptop just call up the manufacture to get warranty repair.
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The freezing may be from a corrupt filesystem.

run cmd as admin and run "sfc /scannow" to check and repair errors.
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The new chipset/AHCI drivers definitely fixed it. I used to not be able to run Crystal Disk Mark, it would just freeze up right away, and not respond for a long time till i end the process with task manager. But here are the results now that I can. Unfortunately this laptop only has SATA 3gb/s but still much better performance then the 5400rpm mechanical drive that was in this thing.

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