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SSD HDD Solid State hard drive format prob

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February 8, 2009 10:55:44 PM

God_of_games said:
hi all ive just got a OCZ Solid State Drive Core Series Chep from ebay i format it 4 times to check if it works and 2 owt of 4 it says format not compet



hi all ive just got a OCZ Solid State Drive Core Series Chep from ebay i format it 4 times to check if it works and 2 out of 4 it says format not compet can any body help thanks
a b G Storage
February 9, 2009 3:29:39 AM

Welcome to the world of cheap SSD's.
The bottom line is you get what you pay for; cheaper SSD's suffer from stalling and wear (full formatting isn't a good idea), that's why the more expensive ones are more expensive.
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February 9, 2009 3:50:13 AM

MrLinux said:
Welcome to the world of cheap SSD's.
The bottom line is you get what you pay for; cheaper SSD's suffer from stalling and wear (full formatting isn't a good idea), that's why the more expensive ones are more expensive.



so it not my drive then?
a b G Storage
February 9, 2009 6:45:10 AM

There's probably nothing wrong with it.
The built-in Flash controller will automaticaly hide any bad blocks, so there is no point in a surface scan or full format.
A quick format should be OK; the read speeds should be better than an standard HD, but writing large files will be slow and suffer from stalling.
July 16, 2012 9:03:19 PM

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