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I think Mah SSD be dyin' Mon

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Well the title says it all, My computer (laptop) with the SSD *One in sig(OCz agility III 60GB)* has become incredibly unresponsive as of late, even now, i can't open a media file and the only game i store on said SSD won't open or close properly anymore



I've killed it havn't i?



(I would reinstall and wipe it clean just to check but i do 12 hour shifts, and 12's take so much out of me i nearly faceplanted typin' this thread.


Idea's /advice?
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Advertising trojans kill your PC easy-mode. They become unresponsive and very slow.
Not implying it is what's wrong with yours, just saying there are other reasons for it to behave like that.
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Checked for them with a whole myriad of tools, including my own personal set from a boot disk, (hirens), aside from a few cookies i'm clean as a whistle
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Well, you can simply make a system image of your drive and then secure erase it and restore the image and see if that does anything.

System image you can use the windows tool -> http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create-image-backup.html

or ToDo Backup -> http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

How to: Secure Erase Your SSD! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is how to secure a SSD with parted magic. Hopefully this will help out people who have never done it before and can get a little boost in performance after a few months of heavy use.

Secure Erase:
  1. Download parted magic and make a bootable CD or USB: Parted Magic
  2. Once bootable load it and select option 1 (default settings)
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  3. Once booted, at the main screen got to Start > System Tools > Erase Disk
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  4. Now select the "Internal:Secure Erase command writes zeroes to entire data area" option which will write zeroes to your entire data area" option
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  5. Select the disk that you want to secure erase
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  6. If you get a message stating that your SSD drive is "frozen," click the Sleep button to put your PC to sleep, then wake up your system and start over from Step 3. If you don't get this message, move on to Step 7.
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  7. Some drives indicate that they have a password requirement. Leave the password as "NULL" and click OK.
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  8. Now a verify window will pop up, select "Yes" to continue.
    Note: If it prompts you to use the "enhanced" or "advanced" method do not use it, click no, it can write random data, and there is also the possibility that it may access parts of the drive that it shouldn't!
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  9. This shouldn't take long on your SSD, most likely only a few seconds. Now you are done.
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    Freeze Locked:
    If your SSD is being "Freeze Locked" or not showing up then try this:
    You will get an option to put the PC to sleep, try that first then try to Secure Erase again, if that doesn't work try below:
    1. Reboot
    2. Enable AHCI mode in the UEFI/BIOS and "hot swap" on the SATA ports
    3. Save & exit
    4. Turn off the computer
    5. Unplug EVERYTHING on your SATA ports except for your CD/DVD drive
    6. Turn on and boot to Parted Magic
    7. When in the main GUI plug your SSD into a normal SATA 2 port
      Note: Basically "Freeze Locking" your SSD will not let it be allowed to be Secure Erased. If the UEFI/BIOS recognizes the SSD as plugged in at boot up then it will lock it. If you plug in the SSD after the computer is on then it will not be locked and it should be able to be Secure Erased normally.

Also, it could just be a bad driver.
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