Question Kingston SSD randomly spikes to 100% causing freezes

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***sorry wrong title its the ADATA SSD

CPU: Ryzen 5 5600X
Motherboard: B550M Pro-VDH Wifi (MS-7C95)
RAM: Team T-Force Dark Z 2x8 3200Mhz
GPU: GTX 1660 Super 6GB
Storage: ADATA SP550 256 SSD (has windows on it),1TB HDD, Kingston NV1 M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB
OS: Windows 10
PSU: Cooler Master MWE Gold 750W Power Supply

Built my PC around a week ago, so it relatively new. I had this annoying bug where it would freeze constantly for around 15-30 seconds, however I figured out whats causing it. At random points my windows SSD (the ADATA SP550) will randomly shoot up to 100% usage in task manager, I have no idea whats causing this but if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
 

ssbaraskar99

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***sorry wrong title its the ADATA SSD

CPU: Ryzen 5 5600X
Motherboard: B550M Pro-VDH Wifi (MS-7C95)
RAM: Team T-Force Dark Z 2x8 3200Mhz
GPU: GTX 1660 Super 6GB
Storage: ADATA SP550 256 SSD (has windows on it),1TB HDD, Kingston NV1 M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB
OS: Windows 10
PSU: Cooler Master MWE Gold 750W Power Supply

Built my PC around a week ago, so it relatively new. I had this annoying bug where it would freeze constantly for around 15-30 seconds, however I figured out whats causing it. At random points my windows SSD (the ADATA SP550) will randomly shoot up to 100% usage in task manager, I have no idea whats causing this but if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
Did you saw what process was exactly consuming SSD resource?
Probably, I doubt Windows Update or Anti-Malware Execution Service or Disk Defragment service or any Other app is consuming it.

Open Task Manager, & wait for few minutes and see if the returns usage back to normal.
Click on Disk then it will show, highest utilising process & then you right click on Disk and select Command Line now a new tab is added & will show you .exe name.
 
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Sorry I took so long to respond, I was waiting for it to happen.

Did you saw what process was exactly consuming SSD resource?
Nope I couldn't really see anything, all I saw was it shoot straight up to 100% in the performance tab in Task Manager.

Open Task Manager, & wait for few minutes and see if the returns usage back to normal.
Click on Disk then it will show, highest utilising process & then you right click on Disk and select Command Line now a new tab is added & will show you .exe name.
I waited for it to happen and I saw it shoot to 100% in task manager, as said above, however in the processes tab when sorting to highest disk usage, it says its only 30% used but doesn't show any process using it significantly.
 
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Use resource manager and that way you can see what’s running on the ssd
Okay so I've been trying to trigger it but can't get it to happen consistantly. I do think that its chrome though, because it looked like it was using a fair bit more than usual. I'll make sure to look again when it happens and post an update.
 
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Okay sorry for such a late update.

After lots of studying of resource monitor and waiting. Well mainly waiting. I'm pretty sure its the pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys.
 

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Okay sorry for such a late update.

After lots of studying of resource monitor and waiting. Well mainly waiting. I'm pretty sure its the pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys.
Hey you can try disabling Windows Search Indexing.
I have an i3 Laptop with an NVME, I disabled search index as it use to struggle with these many services running randomly.
Didn't caused any issues to my laptop.

I will recommend you to create a restore point, so that if anything goes wrong you can revert back to this point.

Read this article below carefully & you can try if you want to :

 
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Hey you can try disabling Windows Search Indexing.
I have an i3 Laptop with an NVME, I disabled search index as it use to struggle with these many services running randomly.
Didn't caused any issues to my laptop.

I will recommend you to create a restore point, so that if anything goes wrong you can revert back to this point.

Read this article below carefully & you can try if you want to :

I actually did try that yesterday, unfortunately it didn't work.
 

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