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#1 Elliot B.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:00

I bought my drive Kingston 64GB SSDNow V Series SSD in September 2010 (just over three years ago).

 

I've had this a few times recently: My computer mouse would respond and current programs will sometimes appear (such as word processors) but opening new things caused a BSOD. This led me to believe it was the above drive as it's my boot drive.

 

EDIT: Checking BlueScreenView, it appears AsrVDrive.exe and ntoskrnl.exe caused the recent KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR  /PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA BSOD. AsrVDrive.exe is something to do with my ASRock motherboard :s

 

Hard Drive Sentinel shows:

 

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SSDlife Pro shows:

 

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#2 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:02

Try running disk check in Windows



#3 Decebalvs Rex

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:10

Quite a short life it had. I wonder if you do a chkdsk in Windows what it will show you. Anyways back up your data lad.



#4 OP Elliot B.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:12

Try running disk check in Windows

 

Quite a short life it had. I wonder if you do a chckdsk in Windows what it will show you. Anyways back up your data lad.

 

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#5 Eric

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:17

Did you try replacing the cable as Hard Disk Sentinel suggested? It's odd that it got all OKs and 88%.

#6 Gotenks98

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:18

do chkdsk /f from the windows recovery. That will allow you to fix the errors. Once that's done do the test again to see if still says the drive is bad.



#7 InTheSwiss

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:21

What sort of performance are you getting out of the drive? Try running a HD Tune. Anything under 90MB/s I would see as low performance which could indicate the drive is reaching EOL. I get 86MB/s from my old SATA2 7200RPM 2.5" HDD so you should be getting much better from an SSD.

 

Depending on how much use the drive gets you could have hit the read/write limit in the 3 years you have had the drive. Normally I see this on older SSDs that people have a lot of games on.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:33

Did you try replacing the cable as Hard Disk Sentinel suggested? It's odd that it got all OKs and 88%.


Not really, it's and SSD I believe health indicates how close it is to use up the write cycles. Which is weird since the other app says he's almost used them up and it will soon be read only...

#9 InTheSwiss

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:41

Not really, it's and SSD I believe health indicates how close it is to use up the write cycles. Which is weird since the other app says he's almost used them up and it will soon be read only...

 

Pretty much this. SSDLife shows it is almost EOL. I have never seen a false report from SSDLife. Looks like OPs SSD is on life support :(



#10 +warwagon

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:53

Powered on 2007 in 1 year 6 months, that is about 3.6 times per day. You must turn your computer off a lot :)

 

 

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#11 vetneufuse

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 20:55

I have yet to see a current controller designed SSD wear out (some of the older controller designs sucked big time)... and I've even had constantly writing Enterprise SSD's for SQL Servers not go bad yet...



#12 Haggis

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 21:04

Powered on 2007 in 1 year 6 months, that is about 3.6 times per day. You must turn your computer off a lot :)

 

lol check mine

 

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#13 +warwagon

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 22:44

lol check mine

 

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i'm actually surprised mine is as high as 44



#14 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 01:58

Does your drive have a media wearout indicator in SMART? SSDLife Pro reads that. It probably just fails completely if the drive doesn't support it hence it tells you your drive is dead. The closet thing I see is an erase count (which is probably average erase count). It is currently 100 which means perfect.

 

Also, as for HDD sentinal, it is just making **** up based off of a bogus calculation. All of your smart indicators are fine and the only realiable way to gauge SSD health is to look at the media wear out indicator or the erase count indicator since those give you an idea about how worn the cells are.

 

It'd be a different story if the smart indicators were were giving you read and write errors (they aren't), but that would indicate something else other than media wear out issues.

 

EDIT: you guys really should stop trusting the random shotty formulas they use in those programs. Look at the smart attributes. Have any attributes reached the threshold? Nope. All but one are perfect 100s (0x64s).



#15 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:01

Pretty much this. SSDLife shows it is almost EOL. I have never seen a false report from SSDLife. Looks like OPs SSD is on life support :(

 

Nah, his drive doesn't appear to have a Media Wearout Indicator attribute and SSDLife is crapping out because of it (that is what I suspect anyway since it reads that attribute and just tells you the exact percentage the drive gives). There is nothing in the smart results he showed to indicate his drive is dying.





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