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Windows 7: My SSD died!


01 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
My SSD died!

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...

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01 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I had a 500 Gb Seagate HDD die on me after only 2 months, so it doesn't what kind of computer hardware you buy, sometimes it can defective. Unfortunately thats life.
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01 Jan 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Right, it didn't fail due to writes, I don't think one could do that in 6 months. Could be the SSD was bad to start with, a power spike, or such.
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01 Jan 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Yeah, that's what warranties are for. 6 months is well into any warranty.

As for lost work, none said SSD couldn't possibly fail. Backups remain critical for all the important data.
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01 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

By work I meant configuring the system and such!

I procrastinated and procrastinated about copying the user profile on that machine, and it was PERFECT! [Now it's LOST] MOST of the data that machine accesses is on my server, which auto-archives.

I think ALL the drives in it are SATA 1, or MAYBE [doubtful] SATA 2, so I took a HUGE speed hit...

Some of the gadgets I had won't DL. [Weatherbug is the most important...The source is down]

I had a few tweaks on the system, and for the MOST part it was pretty good. Now I have to start over!

I'm currently researching delayed start, and trying to figure out what I can delay, make manual or disable completely...
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01 Jan 2013   #6

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

I went through the same thing...There are a lot of tricks on Google that you can try.....If the controller is bad I suspect you are lost. Have you tried using a converter and trying to access it as an external USB drive? If you can you might be able to retrieve some of your stuff.......I do feel your pain. ...Just out of curiosity, what brand is/was it?
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02 Jan 2013   #7

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Oh, if you want to save that (and I'm with you as I do tweak my system as well and have a few dozen GB of Steam Games and my broadband is crap), clone your disk regularly on a similarly-sized HDD. It's mildly annoying but in case something dies you will just clone again and go. I've seen so much HDDs fail that really, I don't want to risk putting all my eggs in a basket (I do techsupport as well). I use EaseUS partition master, but there are a lot of similar programs that can do it.

And I doubt you have SATA I hdds, as that would be really prehistoric, but those are the times when you really feel the difference between HDDs and SSDs.
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02 Jan 2013   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Its very rare for them to die within 6 months. Might have just been a defective one.
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02 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit - Retail
 
 

The HUGE danger about using an SSD is that once it's fried, you can say goodbye to your data forever if it's not backed up. The regular drives, you still have a chance to saving your data by putting the platter into another casing.
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03 Jan 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

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.
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