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Old 04-11-2016, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking for suggestions now that my Samsung SSD is giving me problems. I am getting the BSOD stating Read/Write errors. After investigating, I found that SSD's have a tendency to fail after Read/Write are not infinite. Never knew that.

I am simply using this SSD for Windows10 startup and a few programs. One being iRacing (racing simulator) and it is imperative that the drive read/writes fast to enter into racing sessions. In other words, a normal HDD takes upwards of 180 seconds to launch. I need this to launch in like 30 seconds.

The SSD worked great at first. Windows startup was fast and iRacing sessions were opening inside of 60 seconds. I was pleased with the purchase. This was 2 years ago now.

Now I cannot even trust my SSD for iRacing. I use a normal HDD for it now but it is painstakingly slow. The problem is the longer the load... the shorter the practice I get before a race. Races give 5 minutes of practice at the beginning of a race session. I sometimes cannot even run 1 lap of practice because the load took 3+ minutes.

So do I go with another SSD for speed and hope it lasts longer than 2 years or do I bite the bullet and get a 10K RPM HDD?
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your SSD may be under warranty, the 850 EVO is 3 or 5 Years. I would check it out if I were you. I've had problems with Samsung support in the past, but it's worth a shot.

You could also check out this SSHD for a mix of both worlds.
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Your SSD may be under warranty, the 850 EVO is 3 or 5 Years. I would check it out if I were you. I've had problems with Samsung support in the past, but it's worth a shot.

You could also check out this SSHD for a mix of both worlds.
This. Your SSD is most likely unders warranty. Get any data backed up that you can, contact Samsung and get it replaced under warranty.
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I'd further that investigation as I suspect you may have other issues. Modern SSDs failing don't come lightly and randomly. Especially under normal use.
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The reason I believe it's the SSD is because I have a dual boot pc. The other boot is Windows 7 Ultimate on an HDD. No problems whatsoever when I boot into that HDD. I have been using it to race online but it is slow. I will def check out warranty info on the Samsung. Thanks for all the input.
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