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3 SSD's Fried

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#1 jimlau


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:40 PM

for the third time, when I tried to clone my system SSD (120gb) onto a new Kingston SSD (240gb), part way thru I got an error, that there was a pipe problem, and the SSD is no longer recognized by my computer, even in BIOS.

could my computer have fried the SSD's when writing onto them? I have just 1 main SSD and adding this second 1. I used to not have any problems with ssd's, using even 3 at a time. in fact I can still. it's when I try to clone onto a new 1 that the SSD seems to go bad.

I have had an M5A88-M motherboard for 3 years, no problems.

Using Windows 7, 64-bit, and Reflect for the cloning.


is this too much writing onto an SSD?

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#2 zingo156


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 02:41 PM

You should be able to write to an ssd all day and not have any problems. Unless these are overheating somehow, I suspect you may have gotten a bad ssd 3 times in a row... Maybe they have had a bad batch. A psu problem may cause an issue but if other drives work fine this would seem impossible.


That being said, I never recommend using fraps (or frap like programs) to record to an ssd, ssd's have a certain life span, cells degrade each time you write to them. Most drives have a write cycle of around 1000 times per cell before they start to have errors. You can read from ssd's forever in theory, this is why they make good windows OS drives. They are fast and reliable (most of them).


I have had the best luck with Intel and Samsung for reliability and the worst luck with OCZ Vertex 2's. I had 1 client that went through a vertex 2 about every 6 months doing nothing outside of regular office work. He learned how to make backup images because they failed so frequently. The good news was OCZ had a decent RMA procedure at the time and sent out new drives for replacement. I do not have any experience with Kingston SSd's, I have had decent luck with their ram though.

Edited by zingo156, 05 March 2014 - 02:45 PM.

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