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Windows 7: My SSD died!


04 Jan 2013   #11

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

JoesMorgue, the next time you reinstall and configure and tweak your system, you will find things that you had previously overlooked, so this time your pc will work better.

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04 Jan 2013   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
To all you people here that said "don't worry about writing to the SSD" :P!

It died at 6 months old! [2 days ago]

They are closed for the holiday, so I can't do crap about it...

NOW, my machine is pitifully slow, and all my work was lost...
Mine has been under constant usage ... and by that I mean for all practical purposes running 24/7 for just over a year now.
I took no steps to reduce read/writes, I moved nothing to other drives and didn't do any of the prep most people recommend for these drives.

After all that abuse it's just fine.
I did actually have 2 mechanical drives die in that same time period. I don't know if you got a dud or bought a bad model or what.
The truth of the matter though is that a typical ssd should be reliable for around 5 years. Which is basically the same I would expect from a old mechanical drive. ...and while both are fully capable of lasting longer. I really don't expect much more than that from them.


That being said. Sorry about the loss of your data, I know that hurts.
ALWAYS, have at least two copies of important stuff.
I tend to keep my important stuff on an external, just in case the computer happens to explode or something.
For the record: This is EVERYTHING I bought:
BR: Amazon.com: 8X BLU RAY WRITER BULK WITH SOFTWARE: MP3 Players & Accessories
PS: Amazon.com: 800 Watt 800W 120mm Fan ATX Power Supply 12V 2.3 EPS12V 2.92 SLI-ready PCI-Express SATA 20/24 PIN Intel AMD by KENTEK: Computers & Accessories
SSD: Amazon.com: OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SATA 3Gb/s OCZSSD3-2VTX120G 3.5'' Solid State Drive (SSD) with up to 285MB/s read and 50K IOPS write: Electronics
MB: Amazon.com: ASUS M5A88-M AM3+ AMD 880G HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard: Electronics
CPU: Amazon.com: AMD FX-8150 8-Core Black Edition Processor Socket AM3+ FD8150FRGUBOX: Computers & Accessories
RAM: Amazon.com: Corsair Dominator 16GB (4x 4GB) Desktop RAM Kit: Computers & Accessories

PARTIALLY, I'm adding this to answer your question, partially, I'm adding it so I can point to it later if anybody asks me in the future.

ALL My Docs, Music, Photos, Favorites, & Desktop files sit on my server, the data loss is restricted to the setup of the OS itself. My server makes monthly backups of folders for a second copy. My Virtual XP sat on another drive, so I didn't even lose that. [Now, someone here get my TV to work: Olevia TV not behaving properly... ]

Some people have pointed out that my drives are probably NOT SATA I, but they are old, so I wouldn't be surprised if they are. I'm not used to seeing the "Welcome" screen with that little circle during the boot...
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04 Jan 2013   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netadict View Post
JoesMorgue, the next time you reinstall and configure and tweak your system, you will find things that you had previously overlooked, so this time your pc will work better.
Thanks for the encouragement!

I will also find issues that I solved before that don't want to be solved again...
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04 Jan 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The most important lesson you should have learned is that one has to make frequent images to be prepared for such a disaster case. I image 3x per week. When one of my 6 SSDs dies, I am prepared. But they seem to enjoy a good life - some since nearly 4 years.
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04 Jan 2013   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The most important lesson you should have learned is that one has to make frequent images to be prepared for such a disaster case. I image 3x per week. When one of my 6 SSDs dies, I am prepared. But they seem to enjoy a good life - some since nearly 4 years.
3 images a week!?!?!? What do you do to your machine to change it that much? [Or are your critical folders on the boot drive too?]
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04 Jan 2013   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My user files are in a seperate partition. But I am on the PC appr. 6 hours per day (and no gaming which I hate). A lot of things change all the time - both in the system and in the data partitions.

I used to make an image each day - at boot. But found that this was a bit of an overkill. The system images in 6 minutes and the data in 8-10 minutes depending which disk I use for the images. I have Satas, eSatas and USB3 as choices.
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05 Jan 2013   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
My user files are in a seperate partition. But I am on the PC appr. 6 hours per day (and no gaming which I hate). A lot of things change all the time - both in the system and in the data partitions.

I used to make an image each day - at boot. But found that this was a bit of an overkill. The system images in 6 minutes and the data in 8-10 minutes depending which disk I use for the images. I have Satas, eSatas and USB3 as choices.
How did you do images at boot?

I never understood the point of multiple partitions on a disk. OK, Viruses that focus on a drive usually focus on C:\, but drive issues usually take out all partition. EVERY machine I have built had a single partition on the drive[s] because of this. Can you explain?
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05 Jan 2013   #18

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
I never understood the point of multiple partitions on a disk.
Its quicker to image, re-install and backup and manage images of smaller partitions - my C: partion is about 60GB, and it only takes about 20 mins to image it. Imagine if it was 1TB...............
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05 Jan 2013   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoesMorgue View Post
I never understood the point of multiple partitions on a disk.
Its quicker to image, re-install and backup and manage images of smaller partitions - my C: partion is about 60GB, and it only takes about 20 mins to image it. Imagine if it was 1TB...............
Does it really take much time to image blank spaces on the drive?

My server's [Win 2003 Enterprise] boot drive is 12 Gigs, my 8-Core's is 120, but [was] SSD.
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05 Jan 2013   #20

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

no, it's not blank spaces, you can leave data and other stuff you don't feel like imaging in another partition that won't be imaged.

For me is irrelevant, this rig mobo's sata are all SATA I so it takes a long while anyway. (yes, I had to put a jumper on HDDs to tell them to run at SATA I or everything was unstable)
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