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SSD 100% Active Time


Recently, I took a PNY 240GB solid state drive out of an old laptop and put it into my desktop. I wiped it and reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows 10 from a thumb drive onto it. Ever since I frequently get these strange hiccups where the drive active time is stuck at 100% in task manager for about 5 to 10 seconds but no data is being successfully transferred (Disk transfer rate is a flat line at 0). The cursor still works and I can click on windows (essentially whatever is already open in RAM is responsive it seems like) but the program that was trying to access the hard disk hangs and no other programs that need to access the disk will respond for the 5 to 10 seconds. It happens pretty regularly I would say on average once per hour.


I tried updating the firmware for the drive with a tool from PNY but the tool indicated that my drive firmware is the latest. I ran windows update and I am up to date. I tried searching for a new driver from within windows but it says I'm on the latest. I installed the AMD SATA firmware from their website. I disabled the Message Signaled Interrupt following this guide from Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/3083595/task-manager-might-show-100-disk-utilization-on-windows-10-devices-wit

Finally, I installed windows again, this time using my manufacturer's built in reinstall from the OEM HDD that is still in my PC. I am still having the problem.



HP pavilion power 580-023w

Ryzen 7 1700



240GB PNY SSD CS1111 (installed myself)

MSI Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 (installed myself)

SuperNOVA 550 G2 550W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply (installed myself)


Any tips or suggestions of what to check next would be appreciated!


Edit: Added Screenshot of Task Manager

Task Manager Screenshot.jpg

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