WD BLUE ssd 1tb 100% active

I have a brand new ssd, I have been using it for about a month now. For some reason when I booted up one day it would take forever for some of my applications located on the drive to load. Now none of the applications would load from it. I have formatted and even re partitioned the drive. I have changed the inturrupt MSI settings, but it is still 100% active.

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Hello TehDeathtrap. I would like to know if you have found out more about this. I have exactly the same drive (2.5" Sata). I had id for almost a year, and exactly the same just happened to me 3 or 4 days ago. Based on when it happened to you, It could be something related to the firmware version. I have installed the WD SSD utility but unfortunately there is no update that “could” fix the issue. I was planning on formatting my drive and see if that helped, but it seems that based on your experience it will not. Also, I tried different SATA cables, different PSU cables as well as different Windows installations, and the same happens.

Also, in my case after maybe 5-10 minutes the activity drops down to 0%, and the SSD works as normal, but after maybe an hour or two the same happens again. Also, I noticed that always happens at boot, and if you hot swap the SSD, and you plug it back, it works as normal dropping to 0% activity.

Hope that we get an answer soon, in case that you still have the issue as well.

Hello, I have the same problem on my new WD BLUE SSD 1TB… :frowning:
After Booting the computer, the disk goes to 100% active and stay like that for a few minutes… Then it recover the “normal” condition and works well for some time, but it goes again to 100% active randomly…
My WD BLUE SSD have the latest firmware according to the WD SSD Utility…
According to your description, it looks like it can be a problem created by a new firmware eventually released a few months ago…

If you get a solution for the problem I would thank you if you can share it !

Rui Martins

Same drive and slightly different issue. It runs when it’s mounted. But that’s one out of every 10-20 reboots. Same on two computers. When it doesn’t mount, it’s not visible anywhere, including WD software. Weird. I haven’t tried replacing the cable yet.

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