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X256 died?


Three of Swords

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I just received my X256 yesterday. Vista 64 installation went fine. As did most of my other apps.

 

As I was copying a few files from my data drive to the X256 (the OS drive) my system froze, went to a BSoD, and rebooted. At that point, the BIOS could no longer find the X256.

 

I have tried multiple SATA ports and cables (all of the ports were able to detect the data drive). I made sure it's not the power cable as well.

 

Any suggestions before I RMA it?

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Look at the thread I started: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=81031

 

same problem happening to me.

 

Yeah, I read your post. You mentioned it becoming visible after a while. Mine has not. You also said during heavy file activity. I was copying just a few 1kb files when it happened. So a little different.

 

But it does make me worry about the drive... :(

 

As for testing it in another system, I'll try to do so this weekend.

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I had time today to install the X256 in another system. The BIOS did not find it.

 

After reading these and other forums, it seems a significant number of the X series drives are having problems. I think I'm going to return it and go to another manufacturer.

 

I've used Corsair RAM for years. And my most recent build went w/ the HX1000W PSU. So it's w/ reluctance that I do this. But my confidence in this product is very low.

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You're only seeing posts from a subset of the number of people who bought one. No way to tell what the actual amount of drives sold is. Therefore, the # of drives with issues (nothing's 100% folks) could be 0.000001% and we'd never know it.
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You're only seeing posts from a subset of the number of people who bought one. No way to tell what the actual amount of drives sold is. Therefore, the # of drives with issues (nothing's 100% folks) could be 0.000001% and we'd never know it.

 

Gotta agree with you Wired - the thing for people to remember is that this is a "support" forum so it's pretty obvious people with problems are going to come here; what I have noticed is that there are not many posts in comparison to another company's (wonder who's :bigeyes:) support forum, so I would hazard an opinion that the Corsair range is much more reliable.

 

Best thing to do is RMA the drive - I've had to do this with numerous spinning HDD's and it does make you feel bitter in some respects, but nothing is infallible. I'd stick with Corsair if I were you :biggrin:

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Can you post a pic of the label off of the drive or more importantly the Part number and lot code on the label?

 

Sorry, I had already shipped it back to Newegg for a replacement before I saw this request. For better or worse Newegg doesn't offer returns on SSDs, so I have to get another X256.

 

I hope that it was just a bad 'batch' of drives, or a singlular problem and the replacement works like a charm. If so, I'll make sure to give a follow-up post on how well it works. I give credit as well as criticism.

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