Fixing an SSD Freezing on Windows 7

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I recently installed a new Intel 520 series SSD in my Thinkpad W520. I didn’t notice any issues for the first few weeks until I started running 2 virtual machines at once. There was a stuttering (or freezing) every 60-90 seconds for about 10 seconds. Taking a look at Perfmon, I found the Disk Queue… Read more »

How to Secure Erase (reset) an Intel Solid State Drive (SSD)

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By now many have heard about the performance degredation found in Intel SSDs due to the write/rewrite commands. Although they remain incredibly fast, there are some instances where you may wish to “reset” the drive or at least secure erase the drive for a second sale or install in a different computer or server. An… Read more »