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SSD bad sectors?

Hey all I just recently bought my vertex 450 256 gb whisI formated for instalation of win 7. It worked insanely good about a month then suddendly I got long boot time, prompt to check disk for data integrity. chkdsk wrecked my os completely, changing some atributes, fixing registry. nothing worked afterwards and there was no icons nor image previewing. All update history was erased and system backup has been corupted.

I quick formated it (on win7 installer), set up win again, but before I even installed SP1 it checked again for disk integrity and the whole store repeated itself. Had also BSOD during boot 2 times which disappeared after system repair. update history and os backup gone as well again.

Should I return ssd on warranty to the shop or is it just me not formating it properly? Could it be a virus?

I'll be very grateful for any advice on this.
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  1. If you check its SMART values and they are okay, do a secure erase and then reinstall your OS.

    And don't waste your time running CHKDSK on your SSD, it doesn't do anything for an SSD and its results are not meaningful. You had some data corruption, virus, or whatever.
  2. Hey thank you very much for quick reply, how do I chech this? is HD Tune capable of this?
  3. Best answer
    The Pro version of HD tune will do a secure erase.

    I usually use parted magic, a guide to download and use is HERE.
  4. Yes, another option is : http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

    But I think your SSD has gone south, anyways check it with the software for health and status.
  5. Oh and about the first part - why would it die after one month and not instantly?if I formated it wrong at the beginning shuldnt I get this chkdsk mess immediately? Could it be some sor of virus that might caused it?
  6. Run SMART tests on it to find out if it is working and just needs a secure erase, not worthwhile to waste time speculating about if and why since you can test it.

    It could be a virus or other corruption, difficult to know.
  7. Means it may be faulty.
  8. lonewolf7 said:
    Yes, another option is : http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

    But I think your SSD has gone south, anyways check it with the software for health and status.



    http://i.imgur.com/mTCDcDM.jpg

    okay here goes... smart values screenshot from speedfan 4.49, rest from hd tune pro. How is it?
  9. I'd do the secure erase, recheck the SMART values and if they remain good do the reinstallation. All SMART values read ok, and your reallocated sectors and pending counts are both zero.
  10. comanderBARNIK said:
    lonewolf7 said:
    Yes, another option is : http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

    But I think your SSD has gone south, anyways check it with the software for health and status.



    http://i.imgur.com/mTCDcDM.jpg

    okay here goes... smart values screenshot from speedfan 4.49, rest from hd tune pro. How is it?


    Your SSD is physically OK.

    You might have some virus or malwares through your some of applications or games. Do a proper virus scan. Also check for malwares with "Malwarebyte AntiMalware".
  11. comanderBARNIK said:
    lonewolf7 said:
    Yes, another option is : http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

    But I think your SSD has gone south, anyways check it with the software for health and status.



    http://i.imgur.com/mTCDcDM.jpg

    okay here goes... smart values screenshot from speedfan 4.49, rest from hd tune pro. How is it?


    The pic's suggest that everything is fine. Nothing to worry about. Try to clean install OS again. And check your RAM with memtest.
  12. Don't forget to disconnect your HDD, before you re-install Windows(a clean install) on your SSD. Connect your HDD after you are all set with Windows installation.
  13. Okay so I was hesitant to do everything as I had some work do get done and chkdsk no longer wrecked my os, but finally secure erased it with parted magic, set up part table GPT (had msdos chosen by deafult, not really sure what are these and what do they do).

    Everything works perfectly fine , not even a slightest error :) thank you guys
  14. You are welcome.
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