Question Samsung 970 Pro micro-freezing

prince_xaine

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Motherboard: MSI Gaming Plus Z370
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K @5.0 GHz
Graphics: Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 4000 MHz 32 GB
Storage: Samsung 970 Pro 500 GB [Windows 10]
Storage: Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB
Storage: Samsung 850 Evo 500 GB
Storage: Western Digital Black 6 TB 256 MB Cache
Storage: Western Digital Black 6 TB 256 MB Cache
Power: EVGA SuperNOVA Modular P2 80+ Platinum


Issue: So basically I have found the issue to be located on the M.2 970 Pro drive. It's not a huge deal, it's more of an observation. When first starting an application or first loading Windows, everything will freeze for less than 1 second or up to a total of 3 seconds before I am able to move the mouse again. Afterwards the issue goes away. If I play a game off the drive, or am actively using the drive, the issue is not present. It seems to be a latency issue, and I am curious if maybe my drive is saturating the interface, running a bit too warm or something else? When running my system on a SATA 3 drive, the issue is no longer present. Drivers are up to date from Samsung and I have tried with or without the samsung NVM driver. Ideas?
 
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Was the 970 Pro a fresh install?

Are the SATA ports that share connections with NVME bandwidth disconnected?

Are applications installed to the 970 Pro, or to other drives?

Test with just the 970 Pro installed/connected to determine if it is functioning correctly, CrystalDiskMark should show 3400+ MB/sec in small sequential reads...(I doubt the hesitations are caused by the actual 970)

I'd suspect this might be some confusion on finding where the app is, and/or primarily waiting to populate file explorer with data read from the spinning drives, etc...
 

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No I haven't reinstalled lately, but when I first had the computer I had a MSI Gaming Plus Z370 + 8700K + 1080 Ti. Once I upgraded I reinstalled Windows (I don't keep a Windows installation for more than 1 year)

The only SATA port shared with the NVMe bandwidth is SATA_0. I am using SATA_1 - SATA_5
Applications are installed to the 970 Pro, as I figured everything would load faster from the 970 pro.





I pride myself on keeping everything up to date and upgraded. Obviously this is a very high end machine, which is why it is a confusing issue. I have 10 year old computers that boot faster than this one.

Other builds:

Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R + Xeon X5470 (4.2 GHz) + GTX 1060 + Samsung 850 Evo (https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/16823994 )
Asrock Z77 Extreme4 + i7-3770K + R9 Fury 4G + Samsung 860 Evo (https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/14682788 )
MSI Gaming Pro H370 + i7-8700K + GTX 1080 Ti + Samsung M.2 (https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/17080194 )

This is the only machine (using same OS across board) with any 'issues'. Am willing to try things, but I don't think the 970 Pro is sharing bandwidth based on my benchmarks.
 
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