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New Agility 4 128GB, I am very very troubled

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February 21, 2013 6:53:38 PM

Hi,

Today I received a brand new OCZ Agility 4 128GB SSD.
Installed in my computer (SATA 2 and not 3, sadly).

I already had a Crucial M4 64 GB installed with Windows 8 on it (I installed Win 8 just last night, so it's "clean").

I used Disk Management to create a new NTFS partition for the new 128 GB SSD, and installed Steam into it and some TV episode.

After a few hours, a Steam game got stuck in loading a level. The loading was simply not ending for minutes, something that takes seconds usually. So I force quit it, and then in Computer, I tried to access the new SSD's partition but couldn't, it was making Windows Explorer not respond. I restarted and when Win 8 was loading, it says "fixing hard drive" or something like that, with percentage, it reached 100% and all was good again.

Then it happened all over again, but after the restart, Windows didn't say it was fixing anything, and it worked again.

Now I downloaded and installed a program called CrystalDiskInfo.
It says my M4's health, which is a few months old, is 98%, and the OCZ's health - barely a day old - is 81 percent.

Did I receive a half-broken SSD or what?

Thank you.
a c 544 G Storage
February 21, 2013 7:45:31 PM

yonyz said:
Did I receive a half-broken SSD or what?


It's possible you did. Secure Erase the drive to restore it to fresh-out-of-the-box condition.
Do a fresh install of Win8 with the drive in AHCI mode. Run CrystalDiskInfo again. If your drive's health is still low then go to OCZ's Support Forum and see if you can exchange the drive.

Here's a link to the Forum: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.ph...
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February 21, 2013 8:15:21 PM

But Win 8 is installed on the M4 SSD. Why reinstall it?
And I already did a secure erase to the SSD with the bootable ssd tools of OCZ.

Edit:

Now Origin has given me an error while downloading a game, probably was unable to write to the SSD.
I think the SSD is just broken.

Edit 2:

BTW, AHCI is already enabled in the BIOS.
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a c 544 G Storage
February 21, 2013 8:34:24 PM

yonyz said:
But Win 8 is installed on the M4 SSD. Why reinstall it?
And I already did a secure erase to the SSD with the bootable ssd tools of OCZ.


Sorry, I misread your post and didn't realize your O/S was on the M4.

Since you've already Secure Erased the drive and you're still getting the low health then you should try to get the drive replaced.
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February 21, 2013 8:46:52 PM

Dereck47 said:
Sorry, I misread your post and didn't realize your O/S was on the M4.

Since you've already Secure Erased the drive and you're still getting the low health then you should try to get the drive replaced.



Will do. Thank you.
I hope I won't have a problem with the fact that I got it off eBay ("Brand New" though).
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February 21, 2013 8:47:27 PM

Best answer selected by yonyz.
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a c 544 G Storage
February 21, 2013 8:49:26 PM

Sorry, but I don't think eBay is an official reseller, so you might have problems getting an exchange. But talk to the staff at OCZ anyway and see what they say.
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February 21, 2013 9:02:03 PM

Yeah, I already posted on OCZ's forum.
Thanks again.
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