Hi all. I'm using a 2009 Macbook Pro with Mountain Lion, and Windows 7 via Boot Camp, which I'm on primarily. I have 8GB of RAM and I upgraded to a 480GB Mushkin Calliston SSD to speed things up a few weeks ago. After two weeks I started experiencing Blue Screens Of Death. My friend tested the drive using SmartUtility on the Mac partition and the drive came up as failing.
Mushkin sent me a new one. I installed it and tested it with SmartUtility. It passed, no problems. I went through the requisite day or two of reinstallation purgatory, and I just got done. I tested the drive on SmartUtility... and it's failing. 2 reallocated sectors. I called Mushkin, who had me download and run CrystalDiskInfo on the windows partition. CDI also notes two reallocated sectors but calls this "100% good". Mushkin support says it's nothing to worry about, as long as the number of bad sectors doesn't increase.
I took a chance on an SSD because I use Microsoft Outlook for my business, which I run exclusively from my laptop. I can't lug around other drives, I need a fast, reliable system drive and that's it. I read somewhere that Outlook and SSDs don't jive well together. Is this true? Is two bad sectors nothing to worry about? What are the chances that this is NOT a problem with my laptop or the programs I'm running? It seems hard to imagine that I'm doing anything with my computer on the kind of scale that could wear out two SSDs within days of installing them. What is going on?
Thanks in advance for any help anyone can provide here.