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What do I use to test for a potentially bad SSD?

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What HD tests are the best to run to see if my SSD is bad on my laptop from outside the OS?

Right now I cannot get the OS due to a "media detection failure." However, I ran PC Check and all tests passed. Not sure what to do next other than to run a more specific HD test for the SSD.

Recommendations?
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 1/2/12 at 8:24am
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is the ssd recognized in the bios? Have you tried the laptop's diagnostic tools? If the drive is recognized in the bios and in the diagnostics, it may be a problem with the operating system.
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is the ssd recognized in the bios? Have you tried the laptop's diagnostic tools? If the drive is recognized in the bios and in the diagnostics, it may be a problem with the operating system.

Well.... Here is what I have so far....

The BIOS lists the SSD, but gives unknown information for parts of it.

I ran PC Check and all checked out well. The only problem is the individual hard drive tests are not built for SSD. Not the old versions at least, so I may try a later version.

DFT would not load and work for the SSD.

I used an external USB hard drive docking station and the secondary 320GB drive comes up and shows the files (on my sig rig of which I hooked it up to). The SSD (60GB GSkill Sniper) does not come up except for minimal information in device manager and will not show any data or files or properties of the hard drive (unknown). Thus I cannot access anything on the SSD via the docking station or any bootable disk.

No diagnostics that I know of are available for the SSD on my Gateway FX laptop as it was added on and I didn't see any diag. tools for it anyway.
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You could try sticking in the windows installation disk in order to do a system repair. That wouldn't check the HD, but it would make sure no files are corrupt on the OS.
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Try booting to GParted which is a linux livedisc and see if it can recognize the size and possibly format it.
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You could try sticking in the windows installation disk in order to do a system repair. That wouldn't check the HD, but it would make sure no files are corrupt on the OS.

It would not find the system image. I was able to see the ssd in disk management on my main rig when using the external usb docking station. Wanted initialized and formatted.
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Try booting to GParted which is a linux livedisc and see if it can recognize the size and possibly format it.

I am downloading the latest Hiren's Boot CD so I hope it can do both that and test the ssd to determine if it is bad or not (although, not sure which test to run). However, I am not sure why the OS would take a poop all of the sudden on a fresh install and not even have an image found if it were not for a bad ssd. What else could cause a media test failure? I ran several tests from boot cd's and nothing yet.
Edited by RoddimusPrime - 1/2/12 at 2:03pm
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Maybe try this tool.

http://ssd-life.com/

Just use the freeware version.
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