Hello all, new to the forum - so here's my issue. I recently upgraded from a 90gb OCZ Agility 3 to a 128gb OCZ vertex 4 for my boot drive. Windows installed with no problems. After updating windows several times and setting up all the programs I want etc., all of a sudden I'm getting random repeated errors "A disk read error has occured. Press ctrl+alt+del to reboot" when I start up. It seems to be solved by doing a hard reset and starting up again. I ran chkdsk on the drive and it came back good. When the machine starts up normally, it runs fine (no BSDs, slowness etc.) I have the new SSD on SATA 0 and the old SSD (formatted, not using dual boot) on SATA 1 on the motherboard, don't know if that would effect anything. I've checked the CPU, PSU, RAM and GPU on another MB so none of those are the issue. I've also swapped out the SATA cable with several known working ones with no change. The one thing I have come across is in the BIOS, the size of the drive is shown but the drive has no display name, it just says 'None'. However, the drive name does show up in the boot menu. I am new to changing BIOS settings so bear with me on those issues. Like I mentioned, the errors seem random and when the machine boots up normally, it's fine. Could it be a virus/malware creating this problem?
Specs below. Thanks!
GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III SSD SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB
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Is he MB bios Up todate - Should use the latest Bios revision. Check MB website for lates Bios. If new the SSD should also have the latest Firmware Rev. Check OCZ for latest firmware.
Sounds like a mb issue, try getting latest bios. I also have the Vertex 4 256gb version. Make sure you installed it correctly according to numerous ssd install guides online. But it does sound like a mb issue. Possible bad ssd as well.