11-11-2019 12:33 PM
Hey guys, managed to resolve this problem by replacing the original SSD.
Bit of backstory: Windows started crashes/freezing at random times. I noticed that this would sometimes happen after a 100% spike on the SSD, and the BSOD error codes seemed to support the theory that the SSD was broken.
I ordered a replacement SSD, reinstalled Windows and after a week no desync/crackling has occured on my laptop which before the new SSD did.
To anyone who has an SSD from the company SKHynix, I would recommend testing a replacement NVME SSD or installing Windows on a partition of the 1TB HDD to test if the desync/crackling still occurs.
11-11-2019 01:59 PM
Even when it was crashing, S.M.A.R.T. reported that it's health was 100% - this obviously wasn't true since as soon as I replaced the SSD the crashing & desync/crackling stopped. I know it's quite some effort, but if you have the time to test, just run Windows from a partition of your HDD and you'll know for sure.
11-12-2019 03:45 AM
11-12-2019 05:21 AM
11-12-2019 10:01 AM - edited 11-12-2019 10:01 AM
It works. I dont have desync and crackling so we can assume the root cause is in SSD. I'll go back to my Hynix SSD because working on HDD is terrible...