How to Fix Kingston SSD freezing

We all know no that SSDs have a big impact on computer performance. Nowadays most of the laptops, servers, desktops are using SSDs hard drives. SSDs have a super-fast speed because there are no mechanics involved.

But some of you might be experiencing issues with your SSD that it freezes randomly for 5 to 10 seconds and then your system responds again. This is happening with many of my friends as well. So in this article, I will share a quick tip on how you can fix this issue. 

Before going into further solutions, the 1st thing you need to do is to check that you have changed your SATA configuration IDE to ACHI  from your system BIOS. As soon as you power-up your computer, press F9, F10, or F12 based on your computer manufacturer instructions to go into BIOS settings.

Once done, save your BIOS settings and restart your computer.

You also need to Add AHCI Link power management in your power options. This can be done by two methods. Command prompt and registry editor.

To add AHCI link power management, open command prompt using elevated permission. 

To add, run the following command.

powercfg -attributes SUB_DISK 0b2d69d7-a2a1-449c-9680-f91c70521c60 -ATTRIB_HIDE

To remove this option (which is not required) you can use the below command.

powercfg -attributes SUB_DISK 0b2d69d7-a2a1-449c-9680-f91c70521c60 +ATTRIB_HIDE

Once added, you can close the command prompt.

The second option is to add AHCI Link Power Management using the registry editor.

Open registry editor, click on the start menu and start the typing registry editor and run it as Run as an administrator.

Now navigate to the following option

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\PowerSettings\0012ee47-9041-4b5d-9b77-535fba8b1442\0b2d69d7-a2a1-449c-9680-f91c70521c60

Double click on the Attribute option and enter value 2 to enable and activate this option.

Once done now you need to check if your installed SSD has a firmware update available. I am using Kingston SSD so I need to download Kingston SSD Manager.

If you are also using Kingston SSD, visit https://www.kingston.com/en/support/technical/ssdmanager to download SSD Manager. 

Once downloaded, you can install it. Once installed, double click to open the application. It will detect your hard drive and checks if there is any firmware update is available.

If there is any firmware update is available, you need to make your hard drive as a secondary hard drive or connect it to any external hard drive caddy to upgrade the firmware.

Once the firmware is upgraded, you can plug it back to your computer and your computer will run smoothly.

No more freezes at all. I have my firmware is already up to date. 

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