Thanks. I use it every day several times. On the last SSD, the life was near 100% left according to the Intel toolbox and the healthcheck reported optimum right up to the day before it fell out.
The original HD started crashing over a 2 day period and I called HP and did a drive check and it failed.
The first SSD started crashing and locking up the system abruptly after running perfect for a few months and I did the SSD check and it failed. Same goes with the second SSD. Have not tried in in a different machine because I don't have a different machine that will accept it so maybe I will re-install it into the HP machine and check it again.
I don't do defrags which are supposedly not good for a SSD. I will ship it back to Intel and I am thinking that it will go to SSD heaven most likely without an autopsy. Or, if it does have one, they wont share that info with me anyhow. It definitely would be interesting.
The first things that happened were the virus scan will lock up for no good reason or the email program will freeze it up and CNT/alt/del fails to respond which makes one think there is a virus or something but I doubt it, I scan with 2 or 3 different engines regular and am careful where I go....but I know that doesn't matter sometimes. The freeze is my cue to do the drive test and that has even locked up, and now I am wondering if I can do that from the USB somehow. Hum.
Maybe the lockup and crashing is fooling the drive test into blaming the SSD now that I think about it. It is getting beyond the scope of my technical abilities to troubleshoot this but doing a SSD data integrity test off the USB seems like it would be the way to go while this is up and running good. If there is a way to do that please advise.
Thanks for the responses.
EDIT Ok, I re-installed the SSD and did a diagnostics scan in safe mode and the read scan failed again at 8%. Maybe a memory location or 2 stroked out.
Tried to run a diagnostic scan of it with it connected via the USB and it doesn't like it, the Intel program only looks at the installed drive. Other than that I can access it via the usb and save and write and move things back and forth, it appears that just one part of it went south and if I could avoid it all would be well again. Wonder if C/properties/tools/scan for bad sectors would have bandaided it good enough to make it work again?. I don't really want to re-install the SSD at this time to try it, but I will try to remember to do that if I do put it back in later.
Edited by woodsman345, 18 May 2012 - 06:32 AM.