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Windows 7: Apcer SSD 32GB Dead?


24 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Greek
 
 
Apcer SSD 32GB Dead?

Hello all

Since yesterday my SSD Drive () dont work.It shows as RAW Drive even if i try to change it to NTFS or try to format it an error pop up like semaphore timeout.
Also when i try to clean instal on the selected drive it comes with error 0x80070057.
I tryed to instal the drive in all variation : AHCI IDE .same problem
Could my drive be dead?

Windows 7 64bit
Intel i7 3.20
Corsair 12 GB Ram
ATI 6990
2 SSD Drives Intel 40 gb +Apacer 32gb (Dead one?)
Motherboard:Gigabyte Technology X58A-UD3R
Sorry for bad English
Ty for Help


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24 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

give us more info like when did you install it and operating conditions.....
Remember SSD's are like time bombs.
btw did you dry error checking with windows drive tools?
Go to drive properties find disk tools and check the drive for errors and come back
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24 Sep 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Go into an elevated Command Prompt and run these commands:

Diskpart
List disk

Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Create partition primary align=1024
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
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24 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

SSDs do not guarantee more stability. They do remove the possibility of moving parts failing, but at least in the case of your most recent failure, bad LBAs (sectors/blocks) are just as likely to happen on SSDs (I have one which already has 1 reallocated LBA; big deal). Though SSD failures commonly do not appear as "blocks going bad"; usually the drive just stops working entirely for reasons which are completely different than that of their mechanical counterparts. So with SSDs, continue to follow the above "its-bound-to-fail" advice while remembering that the mechanical failure aspect has been removed from the picture. Electrical failure, however, is just as likely as it always was.

I hope what I've written suffices as both an educational and sympathetic note as someone who deals with storage on a regular basis.
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24 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Greek
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Go into an elevated Command Prompt and run these commands:

Diskpart
List disk

Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Create partition primary align=1024
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
Exit
This dont work. It says that i dont thave enough space to do this
Also when i try to format or make active partition from Computer Managment it says Semaphore Time out . btw Green light in the back of my SSD is blinking green.
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24 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Greek
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IluvWin7 View Post
give us more info like when did you install it and operating conditions.....
Remember SSD's are like time bombs.
btw did you dry error checking with windows drive tools?
Go to drive properties find disk tools and check the drive for errors and come back
It was my main OS Partition.after i buy a secont ssd drive i format it.it was working fine till 2 days ago.The drive is about 8 months old maybe less dont remember.
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24 Sep 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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24 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Greek
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post

Dont work as well..Semaphore time out.also in the event log says Disk4 has damaged block
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24 Sep 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Last attempt. Run a chkdsk /f /r in Command Prompt.
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25 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Greek
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Last attempt. Run a chkdsk /f /r in Command Prompt.
Hello
well now the drive wont show in Explorer but its listet under Hardware in Computer managment.when i plug in the drive and i restart it takes sometimes more then 15 min to boot.as soon i plug it off the system responts in seconts and restarts in normal time.
Well seems for me that the drive is damaged.dont know i did all the ways are listet above nothink helped
I connected the drive in various way IDE AHCI etc.
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