Question Disk usage 100% for minutes every day multiple times

Jan 24, 2022
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I'm on windows 10 with an ssd (crucial CT480BX500SSD1). My problem is that my disk usage will jump to 100% and "freeze" the system. I can still interact somewhat with the system like changing the current window but most things won't work, for example loading a new chrome page or searching something in start or opening a new program. Even opening the task manager with CTRL-SHIFT-ESC will take a while and I will see the disk usage stuck at 100. Practically the system is unresponsive

I have already tried changing the SATA port and the SATA cable of the ssd but the problem still persists.
At this point I believe it's the SSD being faulty or just being cheap trash but I didn't read any bad reviews with similar problems.
I have 16 GB of ram and this happens even when ram usage is less than 40%. It's definitely not a problem of running out of ram and having to use the disk.
I'm also using hard disk sentinel which reports 100% performance and 74% health (because it's 2 years old at this point) "The status of the solid state disk is PERFECT. Problematic or weak sectors were not found. "
 
Jan 4, 2022
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I'm on windows 10 with an ssd (crucial CT480BX500SSD1). My problem is that my disk usage will jump to 100% and "freeze" the system. I can still interact somewhat with the system like changing the current window but most things won't work, for example loading a new chrome page or searching something in start or opening a new program. Even opening the task manager with CTRL-SHIFT-ESC will take a while and I will see the disk usage stuck at 100. Practically the system is unresponsive

I have already tried changing the SATA port and the SATA cable of the ssd but the problem still persists.
At this point I believe it's the SSD being faulty or just being cheap trash but I didn't read any bad reviews with similar problems.
I have 16 GB of ram and this happens even when ram usage is less than 40%. It's definitely not a problem of running out of ram and having to use the disk.
I'm also using hard disk sentinel which reports 100% performance and 74% health (because it's 2 years old at this point) "The status of the solid state disk is PERFECT. Problematic or weak sectors were not found. "
In Command Prompt run chkdsk /f on the drive in question.

Navigate to Crucial's website and find the most up to date software for your drive, make sure that's installed. As an aside do you have any programs on your PC that run drive utilities?
 
Jan 24, 2022
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In Command Prompt run chkdsk /f on the drive in question.

Navigate to Crucial's website and find the most up to date software for your drive, make sure that's installed. As an aside do you have any programs on your PC that run drive utilities?
Done the scan but no errors were found
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.


A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
1482752 file records processed.
File verification completed.
Phase duration (File record verification): 1.23 minutes.
24752 large file records processed.
Phase duration (Orphan file record recovery): 0.00 milliseconds.
0 bad file records processed.
Phase duration (Bad file record checking): 0.72 milliseconds.

Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
1408 reparse records processed.
2023224 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
Phase duration (Index verification): 2.85 minutes.
0 unindexed files scanned.
Phase duration (Orphan reconnection): 9.13 seconds.
0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
Phase duration (Orphan recovery to lost and found): 5.97 seconds.
1408 reparse records processed.
Phase duration (Reparse point and Object ID verification): 9.37 milliseconds.

Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Cleaning up 19013 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 19013 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 19013 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is compacting the security descriptor stream
Security descriptor verification completed.
Phase duration (Security descriptor verification): 590.46 milliseconds.
270237 data files processed.
Phase duration (Data attribute verification): 0.80 milliseconds.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
36515648 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Phase duration (USN journal verification): 149.76 milliseconds.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.

Windows has made corrections to the file system.
No further action is required.

468190207 KB total disk space.
434602144 KB in 943691 files.
682796 KB in 270240 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
1604379 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
31300888 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
117047551 total allocation units on disk.
7825222 allocation units available on disk.
Total duration: 4.35 minutes (261372 ms).

I have used "crucial storage executive" but the firmware was already the latest. I don't use any drive utilities (other than hard disk sentinel which I started using only after I was fed up with the issue and only for monitoring)
 
Jan 4, 2022
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Done the scan but no errors were found
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.


A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ...
1482752 file records processed.
File verification completed.
Phase duration (File record verification): 1.23 minutes.
24752 large file records processed.
Phase duration (Orphan file record recovery): 0.00 milliseconds.
0 bad file records processed.
Phase duration (Bad file record checking): 0.72 milliseconds.

Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ...
1408 reparse records processed.
2023224 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
Phase duration (Index verification): 2.85 minutes.
0 unindexed files scanned.
Phase duration (Orphan reconnection): 9.13 seconds.
0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found.
Phase duration (Orphan recovery to lost and found): 5.97 seconds.
1408 reparse records processed.
Phase duration (Reparse point and Object ID verification): 9.37 milliseconds.

Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
Cleaning up 19013 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 19013 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 19013 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is compacting the security descriptor stream
Security descriptor verification completed.
Phase duration (Security descriptor verification): 590.46 milliseconds.
270237 data files processed.
Phase duration (Data attribute verification): 0.80 milliseconds.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
36515648 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Phase duration (USN journal verification): 149.76 milliseconds.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.

Windows has made corrections to the file system.
No further action is required.

468190207 KB total disk space.
434602144 KB in 943691 files.
682796 KB in 270240 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
1604379 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
31300888 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
117047551 total allocation units on disk.
7825222 allocation units available on disk.
Total duration: 4.35 minutes (261372 ms).

I have used "crucial storage executive" but the firmware was already the latest. I don't use any drive utilities (other than hard disk sentinel which I started using only after I was fed up with the issue and only for monitoring)
Make sure the drive programs aren't running weird power settings. May be good idea to check the power settings in your OS and also UEFI/BIOS.

If you have a Windows Installation Media boot to that and do a repair install. Make sure you back up any data you cant stand to lose.
 

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