[SOLVED] Computer freezes when I switch to SATA3 mode

Dobroslav

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Hello

I'm using Samsung NP300E5Z laptop (with i5-2540M inside), which I recently upgraded with a SSD Biostar S100 500GB.

Main issue I have since upgrade is that computer randomly freezes after a while, without any error, BSoD or so. During that freeze, I'm not able to do anything (I can only move the mouse pointer). I'm using Windows 10 64bit. When I tried to solve the problem by reinstalling the system, I got another problem - installation also freezes at 7-8% during "Getting files ready for installation". My first thought was that it could be a faulty installation or USB stick, but after loading setup defaults in BIOS, I realized that the problem is SATA GEN3 mode. When I disable it, everything runs smoothly, but I lose the full potential of SSD speeds.

I tried to install various versions of Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI controller (Intel Rapid Storage technology), but I haven't found any that supports Windows 10. The latest version that is supported by my system I found is 11.6, which is by default for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. I also tried to install the driver provided by DriverEasy (personally, I don't prefer using those kind of programs, but I was forced to do so), but computer keeps freezing.

Does anybody have the clue what's going on? Ahci is turned on in BIOS, TRIM is enabled.

Thanks in advance
 

Dobroslav

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I've solved my problem. I've found some HP drivers which are compatible with my Intel Mobile SATA-AHCI controller, which also contain Intel RST 12.8, which adds support for Windows 8.1.
 

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