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OCZ Vertex 4 Issue

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Hi all,

So I got a brand new ocz vertex 4 yesterday, had a few issues.Upon installing windows in the "unpacking windows files" section it didnt get to 1% before it errored out saying that a file was missing or corrupt. (Note however: A week before this i used the same dvd drive and windows disc (legit and propper) to re-install windows on my old ssd (kingston 64gb). After trying several times and continuing to fail, i started trouble shooting, i tried unplugging all other hdd's except the new ssd and dvd drive, still failed. occassionally it got to 11% then got stuck...at this stage i went to bed.
When i woke up this morning i tried again, failed straight away.I then swapped sata cables with one of the hdd sata cables and it worked, it took about 45minutes though! =\
However then i used that old sata cable on a different drive in windows and it worked too!!
after everything it works fine in windows..but im wondering whether the ssd has a fault, however as many of you know there are no testing tools really for ssd's yet.. =\

I installed all the standard drivers, did windows update and updated the firmware for the ssd and still is going ok..but im very nervous that something is still amiss!as I dont really know what happened to make it work!!?

Anyone have any thoughts..?ideas?Comments?Suggestions..?

Much appreciated guys.

Cheers. :toast:
 

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Check the performance and health with this.
 
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Ran this app..And all checked out ok..hmmmmm =(
 
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This is the same exact problem i was having with my drives... the solution was to do an RMA the drive is going to fail on you soon and not work at all
 
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This is the same exact problem i was having with my drives... the solution was to do an RMA the drive is going to fail on you soon and not work at all
Really...? :cry: But if I rma it and they test it now it will probably work for them..lol!So should I wait for it to die or should i just rma it and see what they say..?and what do I put as the reason for the rma..?
 
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put the exact reason for the problem. i would RMA it.
 
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put the exact reason for the problem. i would RMA it.
righto, I have submitted an rma. Hopefully it will just be replaced. Thanks for all your help guys

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GPT for UEFI BIOS is-can be a pain with older windows disks.


I had to use some tools to get windows to install at all, and then a couple more from a USB 3.0 drive. But it took about 4 minutes to install windows 7 on a computer once I got it done.
 
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http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167245

Newer Win 7 disks and 8 have support for it, older disks would have issues installing. I had an image I created from an older disk, I had to delete it and recreate a new copy for USB installs, with the USB 3.0 and other drivers injected to get my installs to work.
 
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Download a new W7 iso
 
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