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Old 07-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is my SSD dying?

To be clear, right now my pc has ONE hard drive, and that is a 120gb OCZ Vertex II SSD.

A while ago had my system completely crash (happens), and while restoring it from within ubuntu, i looked at the SSD drive checker - and it showed me that with a read error threshold of 30 i had a read error rate of 128294 or something among those lines (yes, 6 digit number).

After a full secure erase and restore of the system, everything worked fine until earlier today when i got a BLACK screen (as in, monitor cant find any signal) - sound continued. Nothing responded, and PC auto rebooted after a while.
Random glitch? happens i guess

Pc back online... and ~2-3 minutes in i get exactly the same thing. First everything freezes, then screen goes black and nothing responds.
I thought at first that it was a graphic card issue (sound was active?) - however it seems like if i do something with black screen, sound doesnt update (crude example: you can hear background music that was playing before crash, but you cant produce any new sounds). Also updating GPU drivers did not solve anything.

A few resets later, it stopped even giving a black screen - just a full screen freeze. Which leads me to believe its something to do with perhaps corrupt data?
Remembering the "fun" values of my SSD, i ran another test, with this result:

I can get myself a new SSD, however im not sure it will fix it, and i dont want to just throw the money away.
What is your opinion? Is this an SSD issue, or should i look into something else?

Win7 pro 64, Asus rampage III Extreme, I7 960 @3.20 (OC to 3.6)

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Old 07-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is my SSD dying?

First thing is to get rid of your overclock and see if your system is stable. Another thing, what are the FULL specs of your PC? PSU/GPU/RAM, everything.... You may want to run Memtest and Prime95 for awhile to check for stability after you remove your overclock. Also, what are your tempertures at according to HWMonitor from
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