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Bad SSD Drive?

Before replacing the drive I want to check and see if there are other things to check first. I have an XPS 14 Ultrabook. The 500GB drive was replaced with a Samsung 840 Pro SSD. Windows was installed to that drive but it kept crashing and getting I/O errors for applications. It would also crash when installing some apps. Flash would crash when running on ESPN. Other random errors. Doing a drive check through windows sometimes produced errors and sometimes didn't. I tried wiping the drive clean and initially got errors saying the drive couldn't be formatted when doing a fresh windows install. Eventually it formatted but windows gets errors while installing and it quits.

I installed windows on the the smaller 32GB drive and everything is working perfect. Before I replace the SSD, are there other things I should check? Maybe the SATA cable or something else?
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    I would replace the drive. it has an intermittent problem.
    That is very odd for an SSD though. The controller may be failing.
    If you have a warranty replace it. How big is the SSD?
    There should be no SATA cable in a laptop.
    Because Windows is telling you it SSD has errors it must be really messed up.
    I would replace it! You could get a crucial SSD.
    I use both Samsung and Crucial and have never had a problem with them.
    Happy computing!
  2. Lets tell a joke
    One day BIll Gates decided to update his system to win 8.
    He spent a full afternoon trying to get it to work
    Failed
    He got mad and went back using win xp
    Real story actually
  3. At least Windows 9 is going to be good! :)
  4. Nathan Willis said:
    I would replace the drive. it has an intermittent problem.
    That is very odd for an SSD though. The controller may be failing.
    If you have a warranty replace it. How big is the SSD?
    There should be no SATA cable in a laptop.
    Because Windows is telling you it SSD has errors it must be really messed up.
    I would replace it! You could get a crucial SSD.
    I use both Samsung and Crucial and have never had a problem with them.
    Happy computing!


    How is the SSD connected? is it a different cable that connects it inside the laptop?
  5. No, The SATA connectors are mounted to the MOB (In most cases) and do not have cable.
    Like this:

    http://cdn3.pcadvisor.co.uk/cmsdata/features/3366618/Laptop-sata-connector.jpg
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