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Windows 7: SSD Corsair Neutron Read Error

14 Jul 2016   #1

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
SSD Corsair Neutron Read Error

Hello the Hardware W7 forum,

I have two SSDs in my system, this Corsair Neutron GTX SS 480GB was to act as a backup. I been reading about SSDs not being advisable for backup. I did additionally backup my sys with a WD hard disk last week. I ran HD Tune this morning and received a read error on the SSD. Error shows in the first "block". I have not written to this SSD in 9 months (yes, I know backup more often. I will.)

So, is this due to the time since it was last written? It could easily been a year longer. I deleted the partitions, and then created one partition of the whole 480gb. No error shows up now. Does not make me feel any better. I will be making total backups monthly.

Personal gut feel: There is or are some weak cell(s) in this SSD. They will lose information again.
Also, I am surprised to see the SSD temperatures at 91F and 93F. This is in the morning with room temp of 80F. Computer does have a fan ( a large fan at that). SSD temp is not something I have tracked, but did see this this morning using HD TUNE 2.55.

Does the Corsair have display this problem often? Perhaps 2 years old.
Other SSDs that are more robust?
Does this SSD pull this bad cell cluster (sector or ???) out of the useable space. Actually I guess it does as since there is extra storage space (in reserve). Called overprovisioning??

Thanks for any remarks.

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16 Jul 2016   #2

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

I been reading about SSDs not being advisable for backup.
Where did you read that total nonsense?

The ONLY reason someone might not want to use a SSD for backup storage is ONLY because hard disks are cheaper. But I see it totally different. I think it is critically essential my backups be saved to the most reliable media possible, and that sure isn't some electrical mechanical device that relies on magnetic properties.

Also, I am surprised to see the SSD temperatures at 91F and 93F
Why? That is barely warm - cooler than your forehead. If that was 93C, that would be a problem. But considering the ambient (room) temps are already warm at 80F, 93F is just fine. Note too that passive cooling (fans) cannot cool a device cooler than the temperature of the air the fan is moving. SSDs are encased and the thermal sensor is inside that case so it should be expected to be warmer than ambient temps.

TRIM is enabled by default with Windows 7. If a bad storage location is detected, it will be removed from access. I do not recommend the use of 3rd party tools to manage SSDs. Windows knows how to work with SSDs just fine. If you want to run some tests on the Corsair SSD, I would recommend using the tools Corsair provides.
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