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04 Oct 2011  

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Short freezes during backup with new SSD

I recently put a 256GB WD SSD in my machine to compliment a smaller, but faster Patriot 6Gb SSD for HD intensive applications.

Unfortunately, since I installed this drive, whenever Windows Backup runs (once a week) computer will freeze for a few seconds (5-7 at most) every 1 or 2 minutes and then keep working normally Nothing else causes these freezes. I can copy large and small files to/from the SSD without any problems. Windows and apps loads very quickly and WD software confirms the drive is OK.

Is there a specific tweak that I need to do for the WD SSD? I thought they used the most conservative controller for this drive that should make this SSD appear as a regular HD to the OS.

I really hate interrupting the backup, but the computer becomes completely unusable while it runs so I'd really like to solve this ASAP. Any suggestions welcome.

Just in case model numbers help:
The SSD is Western Digital SiliconEdge Blue SSC-D0256SC-2100
Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R

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