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Force 3 240GB disconnect/disapears


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Hi guys,


I hope some of you can help me.


I run a Force 3 240GB SSD as a secondary drive. It has been working fine for the last 3-4 months. I started having issues with it last week.


This is what happens: The drive is working correctly, when all of a sudden my system start freezing for about 30 seconds, then the drive disappears and my computer works just fine, but I can't access the drive anymore(it isn't in the Computer Drives screen).

When I restart my computer, the drives reappears and works well for some time til my system start freezing again.


It seems like if I do file transfer with it, it does crash after like 10 minutes or so. If I don't do anything with it there wont be any trouble(I did let my computer open all night and the drive was still working on the morning).


I did Update my Bios. The drive is running under firmware 5.02 since I bought it.

I also changed the Sata cable and Sata port.


In Windows Event Viewer, at the time the drive crash, there is a bunch of

-Application popup: Windows - Delayed Write Failed (Application Popop, Event ID 26)

-The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR1, is not ready for access yet (Disk, Event ID 15)

-The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur. (Ntfs, Event ID 57)




I don't want to RMA yet cause I feel the drive is still working fine. It might be something else that cause the problem.

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I have the exact same problem ...

Turning off and on my box solves the issues.

I notice that my drive was almost full (98%). So I freed some space and the problem stop occurring. I still think this should be looked at even if I can work around it.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Just reporting back ...


Well, not long after posting, my drive died completely :( Firmware was 5.05, so it was not worth updating it anyway. Got an RMA (process took longer than I expected) and installed the replacement last Friday. The firmware on this one is a 5.05A, so I hope it does not behave like the first.


At first look, it seems more 'stable', no hiccups since install (which was not the case with the original).

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