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March 27, 2014 6:49:18 PM

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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a b G Storage
March 27, 2014 8:42:42 PM

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!
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March 27, 2014 8:47:55 PM

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
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a b G Storage
March 27, 2014 8:53:39 PM

At least Windows 9 is going to be good! :) 
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March 27, 2014 9:33:25 PM

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?
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