Hollow.Droid, on 27 January 2011 - 19:27, said:
Well that sucks!
Surely a drive shouldn't be this poorly after just 18 months? Oh and as a side note, it still works perfectly. If I hadn't run that program I'd have thought it was in perfect condition
Depending on your warranty if it does die when it's estimated to (which I doubt) you should be able to get an RMA and get a brand new one.
I have only personally seen 2 SSDs fail early. Both of which were connected through an internal case (those 5 1/2" cases that fit 2.5" drives to hold them in place in full-sized towers). Both times, the core issue came down to the connection between the SSD, hot-swappable 5 1/2" bay, and the motherboard. The first one killed 3 drives (the original and 2 replacement drives, and it flat out killed them, they wouldn't work after removing them from the case) before I figured out the issue, the 3rd replacement drive worked fine and is still working to this day without trouble. The 2nd SSD was also in a similar casing, and it also died. Upon getting a replacement that didn't seem to be working properly, we removed it out of the 5 1/2" case and it works fine now.
In short, I have been dealing with SSDs for close to 2.5 years, and the only failures I have seen involved something other than the SSD going out. And that's with all Series 1 SSDs......you have an Agility which should technically last longer due to improvements in the tech.