I have done the chkdsk, but not with storage controller in AHCI, etc. I can't do that on my laptop either since the BIOS is pretty well locked down. I'll have to do that when I get home to my desktop on wednesday.
From what I read, chkdsk doesn't do anything for SSD's either since the firmware takes care of not using worn out bits etc. But I'll run the chkdsk on both disks plugged in to my desktop when I get home on wednesday.
So, I'll be back with more updates then.