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SSD Help!!!!!

Discussion in 'Storage' started by TheMailMan78, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    Well I got my SSD in and installed her along with two other HDD. Everything went ok after a number of different installs and restarts. I rebooted one last time and now I get "Disk read error. Hit Ctl+Alt+Del to restart. Now I cant even get into my OS. WTF is wrong! Did I not set something up right in the bios or something???
     
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    Can you at least get back into the bios?
     
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    Yup. And sometime when I reboot it loads fine. But its about a 10% chance.
     
  4. 1freedude

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    Try swapping data cables. I have had that problem.
     
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    Using AHCI?

    Firmware version up to date on SSD?
     
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    its bad to format a SSD?
     
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    correct.
     
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    Why is it bad?
     
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    Oh I wiggled the wire and it booted up. So I switched ports and it booted up again. I think the cable wasnt pushed in all the way or the cable itself is going bad. Would a bad cable cause this?
     
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    Yes, or a bad port on your motherboard. Use a different cable for now to see if the problem goes away.
     
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    I wonder if thats what happen with the other drive.
     
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    A bad cable would cause any drive to not function correctly; temperamental behaviour or if not that it'll cause 'damage' to the drive.

    I've formatted an SSD and it's not caused any negative issues with the drives, then again these we're all Gen-1 Intel based drives. I've always had it in my head that it's defragging that causes all the unnecessary reads & writes that reduces the life of the drive.

    Sounds to me as if you've got a crappy SATA cable.
     
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    google it, I cant remember but I know it will shorten the life of the drive big time if formatted. Plus formatting the drive leaves dirty cells behind which slows the drive down.
     
  14. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    Well I changed out the cable and rebooted four times without a problem.
     
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    Still going good. Leave it to me to find a bad cable installing a new SSD. How many reboots you figure till I'm safe?
     
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    Over 9000 I'd say. Do you feel the speed difference with the new SSD?
     
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    Honestly......no. I mean some stuff is SUPER fast but over all not worth the cash IMO so far.
     
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    As is the case with most upgrades these days :(
     
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    Come on give me some credit, post # 4!
     
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    Are you using LATCHING SATA cables? Dont buy anything else. The (small) extra cost is well worth it to avoid the suffering and trauma of unreliability.
     
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    Thank you man!
     

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