I have an Intel 330 240 gb SSD with windows 8 installed. I also have 2 hdds connected to the same pc as storage drives. When i check the SMART details for the SSD in the Intel Toolbox, The unsafe shutdown count shown is 30, which happens to be the same as my Power cycle count. Does this mean every shutdown i've ever had was unsafe? I have always shutdown windows 8 properly, but the count keeps going up despite this. I even wait for the cpu fan to stop spinning and all the lights to go off before I switchoff the mains.
Should I be worried? Have i setup my ssd wrong somehow?
I can't click any of the green descriptions. The weird thing is the software gives really absurd values for my hdds too. But for them the unsafe shutdown count is only 6 compared to 30 power cycle counts.. I just hope this does not harm the ssd in anyway in the long run. I'll try posting on the intel ssd forums.
Is there any other reliable software to get SMART readings?
I figured out the cause and a solution for my problem. I had installed Win 8 but turned on ACHI in the Bios after installtion followed by the usual Registry tweaks that were needed. This was somehow causing the problem. I simply did a clean install and now the Unsafe Shutdown Count does not increase.