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Mobo: Asus p6x58d premium
SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB
i7 970 @ 4ghz
24gb ddr3 corsair @ 1600mhz


So ever since I bought my new SSD I have been having BSODS, prior to that my mobo stopped functioning being completely unable to even boot, after visiting my retailing they tested it and for some miracle reason it worked fine and I gotten it back.

Now the bsods randomly occur anywhere in between 1week to twice a day, and currently more frequent happening each day.

What happens is this:
Mainly the heavy software stops responding first
Internet related software stops respondng
and lastly nothing responds

And then I get to see that disgustingly blue screen.

After:
On reboot (it doesnt reboot on its own)
it REFUSES to detect my SSD, even if i leave my pc offline for a longer period of time.
It doesnt show up in my bios at all.

I need to MANUALLY replug it into my mobo before it can be seen again and be booted from.

Now I have ran it in AHCI, IDE it just doesnt seem to matter.
I already bought a new SSD due to the other one BREAKING because of the repetitive replugging a cable got stuck behind something and tore off my sata connector giving me a painfull loss of 100$.

and now with the bsods becoming more frequent, I am starting to worry.
My retailer wont take back my board without having it tested by them first, however as stated above it could take up to a week before it occurs, therefor leaving me without a workstation for 1 week which I simply refuse and I do not have the funds to purchase a replacement nor do they have the decency to offer me one. And their policy states that I have have handed in a piece of hardware > 3x < before they offer an replacement.

So if anyone has any idea what I can or should do I would greatly appreciate it. Thx in advance.
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I think there was an article on Tom's hardware about the bug. Here is some info from Corsair - I would do a lot of reading before you do anything . Good luck.

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99366

http://www.ssdflashdrivereviews.com/flash-drive-article/Sandforce-SF-2281-BSOD-Performance-Issues.php
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Originally Posted by Fan o' water;15409398 
I think there was an article on Tom's hardware about the bug. Here is some info from Corsair - I would do a lot of reading before you do anything . Good luck.

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99366

http://www.ssdflashdrivereviews.com/flash-drive-article/Sandforce-SF-2281-BSOD-Performance-Issues.php

I strongly dislike the part where I have to wipe my entire SSD in order for it to work, however my sata controller "should" be up to date would this mean that my SSD needs to be updated?
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It sucks but your alternatives are to live with it or RMA it, which if you were to do that you might as well try to fix it.

For secure erasing SSD, Corsair recommends you use Parted Magic, runs off the boot medium and takes only a few seconds to secure erase the drive.

I had a Force 3 60GB, I followed all the instructions on Corsair forums, clearing CMOS, updating firmware, secure erasing, checked the product number for the early batch defects and I'm not using a marvel controller and I still got random BSOD every other day. I got sick of it and just sold it for $70.
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