Dorland Posted February 23, 2013 Share Posted February 23, 2013 I have been trying to diagnose a problem with my system, and I'm unsure if my SSD can be the cause. I got the drive in November and installed windows 8 on it, and it has been running ok until the last couple of weeks. It lags a lot when I do specific things, like opening chrome, and I can see in windows event log that it fails to access some sectors in the drive when I start up chrome. So I installed seagate seatools for windows and did a short test, and it passed. I then tried a long test and my computer crashed and restarts automatically. And it cannot find any drives in bios except me western digital. When I hit reset button though it can find all drives again.It lead me think it might be the motherboard. But I booted up Seagate seatools for dos to test the drive further, and this is one of the things which confuse me. I ran a short test on it and it passed, but then failed to run a long test, as the drive became unresponsive it said. I rebooted and did a long test and it passed, but then failed the short test right after as the drive became unresponsive again. I thought maybe seatools don’t work for SSD’s, but I tried one of my other SSD’s and it passes all tests several times. So the drive can pass both tests... but then becomes unresponsive. Logically it should report if bad sectors where the cause of it. So either the controller in the SSD is bad or the controller on the motherboard is going was my thought. So I have tried many other things to see if it’s the motherboard. I tried different cables and different ports on the motherboard. I also disconnected all drives and removed my graphics card and set bios to onboard graphics, in case my PSU couldn't deliver enough power. I also used the seatools diagnostics on two other drives with no errors, so the motherboard seems to be fine. So is my corsair SSD broken? My own diagnosis makes me think it’s the culprit, but I never had a drive fail like this before (I have had 2 broken SSD's in my time). I can boot windows 8 up fine, but it still lags when starting chrome, and still crashes if I try to do the seatools long test in windows, but passes the smart test. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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