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Old October 22, 2012, 07:12 AM
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Did he tell you that? I don't see it in the thread, or did I miss something?
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Old October 22, 2012, 07:36 AM
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I have a Crucial M4 128GB, I'm about to Wipe the SSD unless you guys have another method? Please don't suggest updating SSD firmware as i've done that (: . Anyways, any other methods? Also, the content files should be fine right? Secondly, when i reinstall windows, do i have to go find drivers?
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Old October 22, 2012, 07:50 AM
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Well, I would still use PartedMagic, as mentioned. I don't have results for that exact drive but I do for the 256gb version. As you can see from the information below, performance did increase:

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010
Crystal Dew World : Crystal Dew World
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 478.583 MB/s
Sequential Write : 280.181 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 386.556 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 283.305 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 16.751 MB/s [ 4089.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 69.858 MB/s [ 17055.3 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 191.879 MB/s [ 46845.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 235.331 MB/s [ 57454.0 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [D: 0.0% (0.1/238.5 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2012/07/16 19:38:42
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010
Crystal Dew World : Crystal Dew World
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 490.065 MB/s
Sequential Write : 280.969 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 391.077 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 285.896 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 20.691 MB/s [ 5051.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 88.518 MB/s [ 21610.8 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 191.523 MB/s [ 46758.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 234.416 MB/s [ 57230.5 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [F: 0.0% (0.1/238.5 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2012/07/22 15:18:19
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

But obviously backup the data first because it will be wiped.
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I have a Crucial M4 128GB, I'm about to Wipe the SSD unless you guys have another method? Please don't suggest updating SSD firmware as i've done that (: . Anyways, any other methods? Also, the content files should be fine right? Secondly, when i reinstall windows, do i have to go find drivers?
Honestly, YES. Find the drivers. Do that BEFORE you nuke the rig. Go and get ALL the latest drivers. BIOS for mobo. Drivers for mobo, soundcard, gpu, Intel RST drivers etc, etc. Have them all ready. Stick em all on a usb drive or secondary hdd.

Did you try finding the bsod error code? Try the (hail mary) program we suggested to read crash dumps? Might help pinpoint the issue before you nuke and spend time reinstalling.

If nothing was helpful... Update the BIOS. Sanitary Erase. Reinstall windows. Update drivers. THEN clone the drive/ make an image/ etc.

IF that doesnt help fix the problem...its hardware related. Time to start heavy TS'ing (as you've done all the easy stuff).

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Heya! Sorry for the late response, i just got another BSOD. I might have bad ram, but im also thinking WHY? I mean its brand new :(. However, the BSOD is different each time though. Secondly, If i need to get the drivers myself. Do i have to get the drivers for EVERYTHING? Are there any websites to help me out? I have printers, phones, microphones, video cards, (lots of stuff).
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I know it's not related to SSDs, but have you run Memtest for Windows and validate the ram runs per spec? I've found quite often that dead sticks / improper voltage to the ram will create random instability.
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Like AkG says BSOD can be caused by allot of things even bad drivers or bad programming. as for formatting an SSD I never heard of it being harmful. logically I would think that there would be a tiny bit of wear and tear but I would think that would be the same with any drive out there.
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I know it's not related to SSDs, but have you run Memtest for Windows and validate the ram runs per spec? I've found quite often that dead sticks / improper voltage to the ram will create random instability.
Especially with "Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB" some of them have funny voltage and timing.

I use 1.5volts G-Skill 1600 mhz 9,9,9,24t in all my recent build, they are no need for faster or more fancy ram
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Especially with "Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 16GB" some of them have funny voltage and timing.

I use 1.5volts G-Skill 1600 mhz 9,9,9,24t in all my recent build, they are no need for faster or more fancy ram
I believe the ram is set to 1600, 1.5v 9,9,9,24. Is this good or is there something i should change? If i reinstall windows and still get BSOD then its probably the RAM (i suppose). Secondly, what is the best or quickest way to get all the drivers?
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Have you run Memtest as suggested? Do so before you wipe your drive and waste your time if it's a memory issue. You also haven't posted what your last BSOD code was..... This is key to locating the issue.

Memory errors are quite common. You need to rule that out before you start taking more drastic steps.
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