Question SSD at randomly goes to 100% usage with low loads?

Jul 14, 2021
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At intervals that are seemingly random, whether I'm in a game or browsing the web, my PC will go through a period of freezing and unfreezing on and off for about a minute. When this is happening task manager shows my SSD at 100% usage. But sorting task manager by disk usage will show that every task is using less than 1 MB. I have already disabled superfetch, disabled Message Signal Interrupt mode, and cleared my virtual memory. On other forums someone recommended to me to try and reduce how much I have installed on the drive, so I brought it down to 1.2 TB of usage and there was no result. This is happening frequently, probably at least once an hour. Should I abandon this SSD?

The SSD that is causing the problem is a Crucial BX500 2TB (CT2000BX500SSD1)

I'm running on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Version: 20H2
Build: 19042.1083

BIOS version is 5.17

You can find my full spec list here: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/b4fGCz
 

Ralston18

Titan
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Key is to discover what app, process, service is consuming SSD usage.

Task Manager is indeed one way of observing system performance.

There are two other immediate ways:

Resource Monitor (installed).

Process Explorer (Microsoft, free, probably needs to be installed).

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/process-explorer

Possibly buggy or corrupted software.

Try "sfc /scannow" and "dism".

References:

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161

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