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Old May 1, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Default SSD failure?

Hi all. First off, specs.
Ocz vertex 2 120gb
Also have two caviar black hdds ( not so important )
i7 950, not over clocked
12gb patriot vengeance memory (1600 but only running at 1333 because of voltage Issues I believe)
Sliver stone 1000w psu
Corsair h50 cooler
Gtx 580 from pny.
Windows 8

I am worried my ssd may have died. But I am hoping the problem is less severe than that.
First I noticed a few programs crashing. Specifically battlefield 3. This may or may not have been related to the problem. Not long afterward, a day or so, I came back to my PC, which I often leave running, to find it on the boot screen with the words "please insert boot media" or something along those lines. I checked bios, and my SSD was not listed in the drive boot sequence. I do a hard reset and it appears again. It's fine for maybe a day, when my computer freezes up on me entirely. The same sequence of events then occur. Now, I can log onto windows for about 5 seconds before it freezes. I tried plugging the drive into another computer to update the firmware, but it even made the other computer freeze up. That computer is newer so I do not want to use it for these purposes, as I was forced to hard reset the machine. So I made a bootable USB disk with the toolset from ocz. Even from that menu, the disk continues to "disappear." It happens quickly, I cannot update the firmware or even use the program to format the drive.
On the ssd itself, there is a red light that appears next to the green one when it stops working. To my understanding, this is not necessarily the red light of death, but could also signify data readability issues.
I would buy a new ssd if needed , but am worried I will have to buy a new copy of windows too.
How do I fix this friends? Thank you kindly for reading this long question.

Last edited by schweppes; May 1, 2013 at 02:01 PM. Reason: More info
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