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C drive is 100% utilized - Win 10 Pro 64 bit - patriot torqx 2 64gb ssd SATA-300

2,118 52 January 12, 2018 at 08:42 PM
This is my first SSD that I bought
Running on a AMD Phenom II X4 925
4GB DDR2

Well, I connected a 20" TV via HDMI to this pc - that is when I first noticed that it is slow to respond.

Crystal Diskinfo states that the SSD is healthy with 6000 hrs on it.
SSD Firmware: S5FAM014


Is this the 20" TV via HDMI causing this kind of usage on the SSD - hence slowing down the pc?

Its been 20mins since I truned on - C drive is still 100% utilized

Update:
I put the old monitor back via DVI - HD still shows 100% "Active time". avg response time is 700ms to 1200ms
Is the SSD lost its gut - need replacing?

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Your monitor has nothing to do with this as you have discovered. This was low end, low performer when it was new in 2011 according to http://www.storagereview.com/patr...x_2_review

I don't see firmware available in a quick search but spend a bit of time looking. See if Patriot has a health utility or something like that too. Smart data isn't always accurate. Make sure you have a backup or image of anything on the drive if that's possible at this point.

How much free space do you have? I would also double check your connections are tight just for safe measure.

If you had or can get a copy of Spinrite you could run it on level 2 and see if that improves but I would be looking for a replacement. Looks like this is a computer thats most likely about 9-10 years old. At this point I wouldn't put money into it. I would instead put that money towards a new system.
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Your monitor has nothing to do with this as you have discovered. This was low end, low performer when it was new in 2011 according to http://www.storagereview.com/patr...x_2_review

I don't see firmware available in a quick search but spend a bit of time looking. See if Patriot has a health utility or something like that too. Smart data isn't always accurate. Make sure you have a backup or image of anything on the drive if that's possible at this point.

How much free space do you have? I would also double check your connections are tight just for safe measure.

If you had or can get a copy of Spinrite you could run it on level 2 and see if that improves but I would be looking for a replacement. Looks like this is a computer thats most likely about 9-10 years old. At this point I wouldn't put money into it. I would instead put that money towards a new system.
I went ahead and upgraded the SSD with SSD 600 and 120GB
The response time has improved perhaps due to SATA 600 - however the original issue has not gone away fully but improved.

Update:
It appears the pc is getting ready for Creator update - many people have reported the issue online.
"Modem Setup Host" is the one that is using a lot of C drive - now "Modem Setup Host" has disappeared - HD is almost 0 utilization. When I shut down, it is installing an update.
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Last edited by ms2000 January 13, 2018 at 03:56 PM.
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