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my Force GS 240 GB disappeared from BIOS after 7 days

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I ordered the SSD on 26th April from Newegg and received it within few days Built a new system (May4th) and connected on Intel SATA-III 6GBs port installed new Win7 and few games on it. Worked Great. On 11th some Flash video window crashed and system went down. Upon restarting the drive is not detected by BIOS(only DVD is present). Tried changing the cables moving to another SATA port, no use. I moved the Corsair SSD to another computer (replacing the Intel SSD), the computer does not even recognize the Corsair SSD. I guess Corsair SSD is dead in 7 days.


Any ideas?


My system: Asus Rampage Fromula IV

Intel LGA 2011 i7 3960X x79 chipset

32GB G.skill RipJw 1600 DDR3

Corsair AX850 PSU

Intel Liquid cooler

Asus GeForce 660Ti

Antec eleven hundred case

Win7 64 professional

Corsair Force GS240GB (now dead)

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Its probably defect, for a "Dead on Arrival" you have to turn to your supplier or you can turn in to Corsair RMA, usually -depending on law- your choice, you can always turn into corsair for warranty.


It's easy to kill a SSD within a week, with looping benchmark. You can produce excessive amount of writes, which might equal the durability of years. The golden rule is: Re-Run a certain benachmark on and on will not make it faster and low amount of test-data doesn't mean the result is useless ;)


My Force 3 120 i.e has overall wrote 5,5 TB of data in 2 years, what means about all cells had 45times re-written. Problem is that certain areas may had quite more writes that other and some had no writes.


Source: Speedguide


Corsair Force 3 Technologie Asynchronous NAND


Now lets say you have only 20GB cells space left. And you check performance, with running a test changing minor stuff rebooting, testing again, while wondering why the write speed is low. These 20GB cells had quite a lot writes.


Whatever, lets say some had 100write-cycles than mine had reached 1-3% of the approximate liftemine,... but no problem to do 1PB of writes within few days if i had to kill it on purpose :D


But in your case sounds like one of the ports (sata-power or sata-link) is disconnected and that this is manufacturing fault. Have you tried a different power-lane of the PSU? Do you use power-adapter?


Always avoid to plug in a cable that barely fit in length, no force should wield on the SDD-connectors and when plugging power/data in do it softly without great force, because you can easily rip of the little-plastic-edge, when trying to plugin wrong side. - I just say that in general, not to mean or tell that you did it wrong. - you should request RMA.

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really dead in 7 days, Don't the manufactures do Burn-in tests to take out the infant mortality?

I did not run any benchmark test at all. My son was just playing some games on it fresh Win7 install and some games , only 60-80GB filled in total. Lots of space left.

I just tried another lane another cable, no use. The system posts to A2 (IDE detect) and then screen message is "insert boot media" (if I put the Win7 disk then it will start installation and does not find the SSD, since BIOS also did not find it).

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I did not say "test". I know they "test".

What I asked is do they "BURN-IN" the units and tested again and weed out IM ("Infant Mortality)?

Looks like the one I got, dying in one week, (I see many other complaining that their units also failed in the first month or first year), is clearly a IM escape.

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If you mean if they test write a few cycles on each cell on and every drive: i guess no.


Your PSU...hehe...looks hmm to me, has these features:


Over-voltage protection (OVP),

over-current protection (OCP),

under-voltage protection (UVP),

short circuit protection (SCP)


to, what Corsair saies, provide maximum safety to your critical system components.... err, ok and the non-critical?


I think it lacks these featurs,


OPP (Over Power Protection): overload protection, sometimes called OLP

OTP (Over Temperature Protection): protection from overheating

NLO (No Load Operation): this isn’t exactly protection in the same sense as the other features, but it allows the PSU to power up and function normally, even with no load.


It is builded by seasonic...

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And the reason why you think your special case is "infant mortality" and not regular failure is?

I guess neither do we or you know the reason of that failure... you have to send it in and let them replace it.

The hole story you referring to is about a hypthetical reliability (bathtub) curve, what might not apply.

Are you sure you did no "burn-in" your self until the 7th day? :laughing: *just joking*

Everyone is sorry and the relative departement going to be happy to replace your "Dead on Arrival" that had no child mortality for 7 days :roll:

I mean, the drive has a production date and you have the drive and the serial-number, so to request RMA is possible, within the warranty.

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I take your banter in good spirit.

I work for the largest semiconductor company in the world. I "know" what burn-in means as we subject every one of our products through that process in manufacturing. We take quality and reliability very seriously. I am NOT talking some hypothetical reliability when I am talking bath tub curves.


Anyways I RMAed the part to Newegg

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