SOLVED SSD and BSOD Issues


Nibiru2012

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I just wanted to let anyone know, if they're interested, that sometimes using an SSD can be trickey to say the least.

I was having some BSOD issues with my OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD with the Firmware v1.27, usually it crashed about once every two days lately. Finally after much diagnosis and searching I updated to the latest Firmware v1.32 which was released on 3-27-2011 and so far no issues (fingers crossed behind my back).

So if anyone has had Vertex 2 BSOD problems, they might try updating to latest Firmware from OCZ.

So far my SSD has no dead cells and it is running as if brand new. The OCZ Toolbox v2.33 reports the following data:

SMART READ DATA
Revision: 10
Attributes List
1: SSD Raw Read Error Rate Normalized Rate: 102 total ECC and RAISE errors
5: SSD Retired Block Count Reserve blocks remaining: 100%
9: SSD Power-On Hours Total hours power on: 908
12: SSD Power Cycle Count Count of power on/off cycles: 139
171: SSD Program Fail Count Total number of Flash program operation failures: 0
172: SSD Erase Fail Count Total number of Flash erase operation failures: 0
174: SSD Unexpected power loss count Total number of unexpected power loss: 8
177: SSD Wear Range Delta Delta between most-worn and least-worn Flash blocks: 0
181: SSD Program Fail Count Total number of Flash program operation failures: 0
182: SSD Erase Fail Count Total number of Flash erase operation failures: 0
187: SSD Reported Uncorrectable Errors Uncorrectable RAISE errors reported to the host for all data access: 0
194: SSD Temperature Monitoring Current: 30 High: 30 Low: 30
195: SSD ECC On-the-fly Count Normalized Rate: 102
196: SSD Reallocation Event Count Total number of reallocated Flash blocks: 0
231: SSD Life Left Approximate SDD life Remaining: 100%
241: SSD Lifetime writes from host Number of bytes written to SSD: 832 GB
242: SSD Lifetime reads from host Number of bytes read from SSD: 1408 GB
 
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Barring unforeseen issues, you shouldn't have any dead cells for many, many years.
 
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Nibiru2012

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Thanks Thrax! I can rest a little easier now.

I also found out that the Intel RST Driver v10.x is for the P6x Sandy Bridge series chipsets and that's why I was having issues. Plus the OCZ Toolbox software wouldn't run on it either. So I am back to the v9.x driver and everything is rock solid and stable!
 

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