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Mysterious Intel X25-V 40GB death?

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So I'm on my laptop, and I decided to take a look at my network to remotely connect to my desktop... low and behold, it is not there. I go to my desktop and turn the screen on, only to be greeted with a BSOD screen that has apparently been there for who knows how long. I restart the computer, and I see "bootmgr is missing"...

I figure maybe my bios set my secondary drive to boot status, as it has happened before. After checking, I realize this is not the case, and I see the SSD is still set to boot (obviously still visible in BIOS).

After trying to boot again a few times, I pop in the Win 7 install disk to try and repair the installation. No operating system found... ***? Then I go and try to re-install the operating system... Disk 0 (SSD) shows only 8 MB of unallocated space available... what is going on?

After searching on google I found a bug that decreases available space down to 8 MB after a power failure, but that is with the 320 series. I'm gonna try HDDErase... but this really sucks .

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Damn. I've had my X25-V for a long time now, haven't had a problem or even seen any degradation at all. Hope you get this fixed.
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Update:
Drive is dead. Tried Secure Erase and Enhanced Secure Erase with HDDErase 3.3 and 4.0. Also tried Secure Erase with the GParted software disk, it displayed as complete, but now the drive is completely inoperable. As a last resort I attempted to update the firmware, which also failed. The tool reported that either SMART was disabled (it wasn't), the bios needed to be in Legacy IDE (tried AHCI, Native IDE, and Legacy IDE), or the drive was frozen (it wasn't). Gonna call Intel in the morning to get an RMA request on this drive. Wish I could take it back to BestBuy, but got it almost a year ago.

My first SSD dead without warning... how nice. Hopefully the next one will last. Also, the serial number in any utility now reports as ChanCEConflict rather than the number. A search on google reveals problems similar to mine . Will update again with how the RMA goes.
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