Michael Pooley

How to Test a SSD

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I have a Kingston HyperX 3s 250gb SSD which I backup using ShadowProtect Desktop.

I have been having a few lock ups and blue screens lately so looked at restoring an older image of my drive.

That's when I noticed that The backups have been failing lately due to an I/O error.

It can only ne the SSD or the backup drive so I tried changing to another backup drive but the error still occurred.

so what with the crashes and this I/O error I really think my SSD is faulty. But the SMART says it all OK.

I checked for faulty sectors using HDTune and found 3 !

Is there a better way to test it?

The crashes sometimes happen soon after boot but sometimes like today I have had none!

I can never do the backup though that fault is always there.

OS is win 7

thanks

Mike

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What firmware version are you running on that SSD?

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sorry I should have made that clear.

Yes problem is still happening with the backup - I also tried Macrium imaging software and that came up with the same I/O error.

Not had any crashes today thought although I had a couple of glitches copying files from the drive .

thanks

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Sounds like that drive has a hardware problem. I'd probably move the data to a backup, secure erase the drive, and then send it in for an RMA.

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If you are still within the Amazon return period, go that route. Much quicker!

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