I have purchased aINTEL 330 SERIES 2.5" 180GB SSD SATA/600 MLC 25NM
SSD which I have installed on my MSI KA780G MS-7551 Mainboard (latest BIOS) together with another SSD and a mechanical hard drive. I use Win 7 x64 home premium. Sometimes (often but not always) this happens when booting up the system
The AHCI drive init message followed by a list of all my drives. When the problem occurs my Intel SSD is listed as having a SMART error. Then comes the
Starting Windows text up but then it takes something like two minutes before the animated windows logo is displayed. Then Win 7 boots normally.
After that many of my desktop icons turns white and remains so a short while.
It can also happen that when I quit windows the message shutting down windows is followed by a very long delay like the one mentioned on boot.
I have firmware 300i on my Intel SSD.
Jan Friberg wrote:
When the problem occurs my Intel SSD is listed as having a SMART error.
You better investigate the SMART error and take immediate action on that. What does the Intel SSD Toolbox say about the drive? In my experience SMART errors are a really bad sign of total drive failure.