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New Samsung 830 256GB SSD with minor problems...

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Mo786, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Mo786 New Member

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    Anyone?
     
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    Process of elimination.
    Shut down, plug one of the components you installed, start and test.
    It appears you have reinstalled sata related things again so it currently appears sata related.
    Either way I would reinstall windows or at least find a way of making windows run on AHCI again.
     
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    I have similar problems here, but with an Intel CPU and Intel Chipset. My spec.:
    CPU: Core i5-3570K
    Board: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
    GPU: Gainward GTX570 GS GLH
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Venegance
    SSD: Samsung 830 Series 256GB
    HDD(1): 1 TB Seagate
    HDD(2): 320 GB Seagate
    DVD: LG
    PSU: Corsair HX 750
    Wifi: TP-Link Wifi card

    However, at the time I bought the SSD, I still had my nForce 780i Board running and encountered no problems up to the point when I installed the SSD. Previous system spec.:
    Board: XFX 780i
    CPU: Core2Quad Q9450
    RAM: 8GB Mushkin (4*2 GB)
    HDD: 2 * 320 GB Seagate (one with P-ATA)
    The rest was the same.

    I have/had freezes during watching movies and playing games. On the nForce board, the SSD was connected with the SATA II Port 0 and on the Intel Board with Port 0 of the Z77 SATA III Controller. For testing purposes I also replaced the PSU with my Backup PSU (700 W Tagan), but the freezes remained. To be honest, I've done enough trouble shooting. A little excerpt of things I tried out:
    1. Different Drivers (Intel RST/Standard Microst), with and without LPM
    2. Used Process Monitor (little tool by sysinternals) to capture the state of my computer shortly before the crashes (nothing unusual; at least it didn't look unusual to me)
    3. SSD only (run into a crash while downloading a big file and playing HL 2 Fakefactory Mod 11)
    4. HDD only (well... worked perfectly)
    5. As mentioned above, I replaced the whole hardware
    6. Windows Event logging diving (Only found the Power Event)

    My conclusion: Tomorrow, I will go back to the store and have my Samsung SSD replaced with a Crucial M4.
     
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    I would try one more clean install, and erase it twice when you reformat, with only ssd mouse keyboard dvd drive securely connected, if your machines been running fine for a while on your old hdrive, then i can only presume that somehow during the win installation process something in registry has become corrupted? hope you dont mind me putting my 2 bob in here,. sounds like an rma job personally!

    ps.ps. just read an article about problems with latest crucial m4 firmware btw. lots of people complaining on forums so it said.


    P.s. i just picked up a 128 gb one of these samsung ssds yesterday.
     
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    Maybe a bad batch of Samsung SSD 256Gb 830s were released.
    Either way, hopefully the replacement is in working order.
     
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    Had 0 issues with my 830 256 GB, had it for a month or two now, no regrets at all. :)
     
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    So... my SSD was broken. I got it replaced with another 830 and it seems that everything is runnig fine now.

    @mediasorcerer
    Your suggestion was my last repair attempt ;).
     
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    I'm glad it's worked out for you, i got a samsung 128 a few days ago and it's very fast, and comes with good software package too, i know the read speeds are not quite as competitive as some other drives[but still stupid fast lol], but samsung are using there own proprietary firmware and that's what got me, good one, i'm very happy for you, nothing worse than spending all that money, they are complicated devices and i'm sure all brands have a few failures etc. good result!!!
    I reckon samsungs done a gr8 allround job with the 830.
     
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    Good to see another one who bought an 830.
    I have to agree with the software package actually being useful and yes the performance is very good.
     
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