Poisonsnak Posted December 17, 2010 Share Posted December 17, 2010 Short version: I have a system which is unstable and I think the SSD (Corsair V32) is at fault - is there a way to test it? Long version: This computer has been in service for about 3 months and up until 2 weeks ago worked with no problems. Suddenly one day it wouldn't power on, startup repair managed to fix the issue but then I was getting random BSODs doing everyday tasks (web browsing, etc.). Chkdsk found a bunch of corruption and sfc /scannow found some important files that were unrepairable so I decided to reinstall windows. After reinstall the random BSODs were still around. I tried the usual stability tests (Prime95, OCCT, Memtest86+) but everything seemed to pass. Some of the BSODs seemed to be USB driver related so I swapped the keyboard / mouse with known good units but no luck. At my wits' end I replaced the CPU / motherboard / RAM assuming there was instability that my tests weren't finding. On the new hardware I immediately ran chkdsk and sfc and found no issues, so I thought I was safe. I then did windows update, installed office, mse, and decided maybe I would run chkdsk again just to be sure. Now suddenly there are tons of errors and after chkdsk "fixes" the drive the system will no longer boot. Now I'm getting desperate so I decide to swap out the SSD for an old 320GB mechanical HDD I have kicking around. Now with the new HDD I have no more issues. No more BSODs or chkdsk or sfc errors. I replaced the CPU, motherboard, and RAM (both sets tested fine anyway) and even the keyboard and mouse - the only parts shared were the monitor, case, DVD, and PSU. I'm thinking that the SSD is the cause of the problem but how do you know for sure? On a regular hard drive I would normally run seatools - is there an equivalent tool for indilinx-based SSDs? I've checked it with CrystalDiskInfo and IndilinxSSDStatus and both tools think the drive is fine. Any input or opinions would be appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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