Death of an SSD - Symptoms
Well, it had to happen eventually. My first ever SSD, a four year old Kingston 128GB SSD Now v series has finally bitten the dust. Being the first time I have had an SSD die on me I was quite struck by the way it did it compared to a traditional disk based drive.
There were no slowly developing errors when reading/writing and even the diagnostic utils I used on it reported that all was well.
The symptoms I had were that the drive would randomly not be detected, or disconnect whilst the PC was switched on. Being as it was attached to a new motherboard when this started to occur I was putting it down to loose power or SATA connections.
Finally it started to be down more than it was up and I got the data off there yesterday and pulled the drive.
I then put it in a laptop today, threw on Windows 7 and all was well. Until I came to switch it on about an hour ago. Once more the drive was missing and I got an 'Operating System Cannot be Found' error.
I just thought it may be helpful that if you have SSD's and have not yet had one fail on you that you aware of any potential symptoms you may encounter.
So, anyone else have any failures and random behavior they would can report?