Fixing the Crucial RealSSD C300 stuttering
Solid state drives are great. What's not so great is when the manufacturer leaves a firmware out that is defective for an extended period of time. The 0006 Release of the Crucial RealSSD C300 has a problem where it stutters during normal usage for 1-3 seconds. It's still usable but it's very annoying.
The people at this Crucial thread have made 69+ pages complaining about the problem. If you're using Windows 7 these things seem to work in fixing the problem:
- Go to control panel > system > device manager > disk drives
- Under properies > policies check "disable Windows write-cache buffer flushing". Immediately after checking this I stopped seeing the stuttering.
Another more recent suggestion is to disable LPM. Here is a detailed post on how to do so.
EDIT 5/27/11: Crucial seems to have released a firmware that fixes the problem (version 0007). I would recommend trying this version before the above advice now. The notes state:
Release Date: 04/26/2011
Improved product reliability.
Resolved performance anomaly which resulted in brief, intermittent pause in drive response time for some users.