Quick question here. I'm new to SSD's and so I bought one that I've read many decent reviews about. I bought a 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD and I installed windows 7 64bit Ultimate on it. I then set the OS to read the program files from one of my HDD's. Whenever I shut down my computer, I would get read/write errors. The most common error I would get would be something like tskmng.exe Read/Write failure.
I'm not sure if I should be worried or if I just got a bad SSD. Either way, I would love some help! I appreciate it.
Quick edit: I have tried to reinstall Windows on it. I've wiped it a couple times and tried again. Now it's just been sitting in a drawer for a month.
Yet another quick edit: All other folders are set to remain on the SSD. Such as "Users", "Windows" and "PerfLogs".
Check and see if it has a firmware upgrade, go to ocz support site and check firmware for the agility 3 series. Connect the drive to a currently running system and run the firmware tool they have, it will tell you what revision it is and upgrade if it needed.
Alright, I did that. It told me everything was up to date. I ran it anyways since it might have been corrupt or something.
I then went into the details and under Identify Data, this is what I got
<IDENTIFY DEVICE DATA>
Note: All references are to ACS-2 Specification
Legend: F/V/X - Fixed/variable/undefined Content
(O)/(M) - Mandatory/optional requirement
Word 00: (M) 0c5ah General configuration
F 0b 15 0 = ATA device
X 0001100b 14:8 Retired
F 01b 7:6 Obsolete
X 011b 5:3 Retired
V 0b 2 Response incomplete
X 1b 1 Retired
0b 0 Reserved
Word 01: 3fffh Obsolete
Word 02: (O) c837h Specific configuration
Word 03: (X) 0010h Obsolete
Word 04: (X) 0000h 0000h Retired
Word 06: (X) 003fh Obsolete
Word 07: 0000h 0000h Reserved for assignment by the CompactFlashTM Association
Word 09: (X) 0000h Retired
Word 10: (M) Serial number (20 ASCII characters)
F 4f43h 5a2dh 554bh 3031h 5034h 3542h 355ah 3831h 3436h 3639h
Word 20: X 0000h 0000h Retired
Word 22: X 0004h Obsolete
Word 23: (M) Firmware revision (8 ASCII characters)
F 322eh 3232h 2020h 2020h
Word 27: (M) Model number (40 ASCII characters)
F 4f43h 5a2dh 4147h 494ch 4954h 5933h 2020h 2020h 2020h 2020h
2020h 2020h 2020h 2020h 2020h 2020h 2020h 2020h 2020h 2020h
Word 47: (M) 8010h
F 15:8 80h
F 7:0 00h = Reserved
01h-FFh = Maximum number of logical sectors that shall be transferred per DRQ data block on
Then, I went into SMART Data and this is what I got
Model Number: OCZ-AGILITY3
Serial Number: OCZ-UK01P45B5Z814669
ID ATTRIBUTE STATUS VALUE WORST THRESHOLD TYPE UPDATED RAW
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000f 120 120 050 Pre-fail Always 0/0
5 Retired_Block_Count 0x0033 100 100 003 Pre-fail Always 0
9 Power-On_Hours 0x0032 000 000 000 Old age Always 43h+28m+38.150s
12 Device_Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old age Always 27
171 Program_Fail_Count 0x0032 000 000 000 Old age Always 0
172 Erase_Fail_Count 0x0032 000 000 000 Old age Always 0
174 Unexpected_Power_Loss 0x0030 000 000 000 Old age Offline 18
177 Wear_Range_Delta 0x0000 000 000 000 Old age Offline 0
181 Program_Fail_Count 0x0032 000 000 000 Old age Always 0
182 Erase_Fail_Count 0x0032 000 000 000 Old age Always 0
187 Reported_Uncorrectable 0x0032 100 100 000 Old age Always 0
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 030 030 000 Old age Always 30 (Min/Max 30/30)
195 ECC_On-the-Fly_Error_Count 0x001c 100 100 000 Old age Offline 0/0
196 Reallocation_Event_Count 0x0033 100 100 003 Pre-fail Always 0
201 Uncorrectable_Soft_Read_Error_Rate 0x001c 100 100 000 Old age Offline 0/0
204 Soft_ECC_Correction_Rate 0x001c 100 100 000 Old age Offline 0/0
230 Life_Curve_Status 0x0013 100 100 000 Pre-fail Always 100
231 SSD_Life_Left 0x0013 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always 0
241 Lifetime_Writes_from_Host 0x0032 000 000 000 Old age Always 281
242 Lifetime_Reads_to_Host 0x0032 000 000 000 Old age Always 217
I don't know if this helps, but thank you for the replies!
The problem may not be with your SSD, when you get read/write errors to a hard drive and the SMART information is OK as it is in your case then the problem is caused either by a bad format on the disk (run chkdsk /f) or you have memory problems (run memtes86 for at least three passes)
As your SMART data is OK I don't think that there is anything wrong with your SSD but you should check for a firmware update.
I'm having problems with my OCZ Petrol and found this post. I know it is old but, in reading it, I see drumorgan had problems. More than likely if he had the newest firmware, the drive has failed by now. I have been monitoring mine and in touch with OCZ support. Raw Read Errors and Life Left should be the most important data to watch. Scan disk is particularly an indication, if your not changing or modifying Windows, that the drive is headed for failure. ALWAYS use your manufacturers forums to get answers or call them. You can't trust who is answering your posts (even if their status says expert) on other websites even though they seem to be giving good answers.