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Nvme SSD goes to 100% usage for no reason

Hi! 

So I've been dealing with this issue for the past 5 months and it's driving me insane. 

Basically the nvme SSD goes to 100% usage when absolutely nothing is running in the task manager. 

 

For example, if I don't touch the pc, the ssd usage will be 5 to 10% but if I open let's say just the browser, the SSD usage will jump to 100% for a good minute before going back to 5%.

 

Specs:

Ryzen 7 5800x

Gtx 1050

MSI MPG B550 gaming edge wifi

32 gb ram DDR4 3600

NVME SSD adata gammix s50 lite 1tb (pcie gen 4) 

 

What I've tried so far:

Updated the bios

Switched the nvme SSD to the second slot

Switched from Windows 10 to 11

 

Basically the only way that I've found to temporarily fix the issue is to entierly reset windows (personnal files included). If I reset windows but keep my files, the issue does not diseappear.

 

Edit: Forgot to mention it but yeah, the PC becomes extremely slow, from booting up the system to launch any app

 

Edit 2: New screenshot added. The Malwarebytes scan did not find anything, and I did not install anything that could compromise the security. 

Also I find it weird that the speed test is good. (and yes I set it to nvme SSD) 

Also it says that in total more that 7.6 tb have been written on the disk which is litteraly impossible, even after all my resets, it shouldn't be more than 2.5 tb. 

Is it possible that the ssd was previously owned by someone else even though I bought it a new product??? 

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in task manager's performance tab there's a link to resource monitor.

 

that should give you a bit more insight on what goes on on your system.

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Are there any symptoms other than task manager saying the drive is at 100% usage? Is the drive slow? Does the computer lock up? It could just be task manager misreporting the usage, especially since even your supposedly idle usage percentage seems much higher than what I've seen with my NVMe drives.

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Are you having an issue with performance? 

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1 minute ago, MedicTim78 said:

Are you having an issue with performance? 

Oh yeah definitely, everything is super slow, I forgot to add that in the post

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3 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

Are there any symptoms other than task manager saying the drive is at 100% usage? Is the drive slow? Does the computer lock up? It could just be task manager misreporting the usage, especially since even your supposedly idle usage percentage seems much higher than what I've seen with my NVMe drives.

Everything is super slow, even botting up the pc takes a while, like 2 minutes when it's normally just a few secs

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I'd use CrystalDiskMark/Info and test your drive as well as check it's smart status. Sounds to me like it may possibly be bad or going bad. It is possible that a program or something running in the background is causing it as well. If a fresh install fixes it temporarily and a reset with keeping your files does not, it could be something you are keeping in your files, or something that you reinstall after a fresh install is causing the issue as and why it is only temporary. I'd check the drive first to be sure it isn't hardware, if the drive tests good then I would look into your programs and apps. Also if you don't or haven't ran an antimalware/antivirus or have one installed I'd recommend just running the free version of Malwarebytes. If you do have an antivirus already if you could list it that would be great, some antivirus programs can actually be more virus like themselves and cause these types of issues if it is legitimate or not. As you can see there are a few things it could be already so as much info you can give use and the more testing/ troubleshooting you do will help out with the diagnosis.

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3 minutes ago, SmolTree said:

Everything is super slow, even botting up the pc takes a while, like 2 minutes when it's normally just a few secs

Does the SSD have the latest Firmware? Are you using an antivirus or similar tool?

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1 minute ago, SmolTree said:

Everything is super slow, even botting up the pc takes a while, like 2 minutes when it's normally just a few secs

 

2 minutes ago, SmolTree said:

Oh yeah definitely, everything is super slow, I forgot to add that in the post

Ok, this gives us pretty much the info we need, you can essentially disregard most of my long post of troubleshooting steps. With my experience I can confidently say that your most likely dealing with a failing drive. I would use Crystaldiskmark/info to be sure but your drive is showing all of the classic signs of failure. A zerofill could possibly fix it as long as the smart status is good but it would most likely also only be a temporary fix. I'd say you may just want to replace it anyway.

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5 minutes ago, SmolTree said:

Oh yeah definitely, everything is super slow, I forgot to add that in the post

4 minutes ago, SmolTree said:

Everything is super slow, even botting up the pc takes a while, like 2 minutes when it's normally just a few secs

With such bad performance issues that don't disappear even with an OS reset, you either keep installing some program that's locking up your computer without appearing obviously in task manager, which seems unlikely unless you're installing some really out there stuff, or there's a problem with your drive.

 

Try an antivirus scan, or you can try resetting your computer again and only installing a minimal amount of software, but I suspect the drive is just not working right.

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if you keep reinstalling Windows 11 your PC may be trying to download and update the latest patches causing high disk use and slowdown. Make sure you have the latest MB BIOS and download the latest AMD drivers from from AMD's website for Win 11.

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46 minutes ago, manikyath said:

in task manager's performance tab there's a link to resource monitor.

 

that should give you a bit more insight on what goes on on your system.

I just added a new screenshot 

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31 minutes ago, MedicTim78 said:

if you keep reinstalling Windows 11 your PC may be trying to download and update the latest patches causing high disk use and slowdown. Make sure you have the latest MB BIOS and download the latest AMD drivers from from AMD's website for Win 11.

Everything is up to date

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36 minutes ago, BobVonBob said:

With such bad performance issues that don't disappear even with an OS reset, you either keep installing some program that's locking up your computer without appearing obviously in task manager, which seems unlikely unless you're installing some really out there stuff, or there's a problem with your drive.

 

Try an antivirus scan, or you can try resetting your computer again and only installing a minimal amount of software, but I suspect the drive is just not working right.

Malwarebytes did not find anything and I didn't install anything that could be bad for the pc

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39 minutes ago, SpookyCitrus said:

 

Ok, this gives us pretty much the info we need, you can essentially disregard most of my long post of troubleshooting steps. With my experience I can confidently say that your most likely dealing with a failing drive. I would use Crystaldiskmark/info to be sure but your drive is showing all of the classic signs of failure. A zerofill could possibly fix it as long as the smart status is good but it would most likely also only be a temporary fix. I'd say you may just want to replace it anyway.

It's really weird because it actually shows a pretty good performance (see attached screenshot) 

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4 minutes ago, SmolTree said:

It's really weird because it actually shows a pretty good performance (see attached screenshot) 

Ok, I've seen bad drives that still have a good smart status and reads and writes. Sometimes they can just be weird. If I were in your shoes I'd attempt a Zero Fill as that could iron out any kinks the drive is having and then see if the issue persists. It will require fresh installing Windows completely again though so keep that in mind. If the drive continues to act the way it has been after the Zero Fill I'd say it's best to just replace it.

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