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MY laptop (Sig rig (PAndora)) Has an OCZ SSD Agility 3 60GB for an operating system + World of warcraft, leaves about 20% free space on it, PAge file and everything else disabled, Worked fine for a month, Then minor hiccups started....


First it would Every now and then maybe once a day freeze the whole system for about 10 seconds, No read or writes could be made, Makes wow kinda antsy when it can't access it's own data.

Now, It locks up entirely, And it's been 3-6 months since i got it, (Sep 2nd last year), SSDlife shows my SSD at 2Terabytes read 1 TErabyte written 100% health 223 power on count, There are no bluescreens to view, the system locks up and has to be hard reset. PRoblem goes away when i boot from a mechanical drive (750GB seagate 5400rpm OH SO SLOW) And forget the SSD is there at all....




Idea's, Suggestions anything? (No, A hammer cannot be suggested)
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A torch?

Is the firmware updated?
    
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Firmware is.... 2.03, And i wouldn't know where to even start with that.


And no torches either.


Edit: The system is so unstable when booted from the SSD it's not funny, it more or less just locks up in 5 minutes, MY laptop has two sata ports, I've tried it on both, Same results, Tried it in my desktop, Same result, it's definatly the drive.
Edited by Rayleyne - 3/18/12 at 10:20am
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have you read the win7 setup guide and done the ones that get windows to recognize and optimize for an ssd? http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds/0_30

I don't know past that, i have a 120gb version of the agility 3, and had no issues. if the mech hdds are fine, I would say bad drive. Completely wipe it and start from scratch just to make sure tho....
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I have Secure erased the drive, Did that last week, And i did follow the guide, Windows 7 does recognise it as an SSD, And Trim is enabled.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

Firmware is.... 2.03, And i wouldn't know where to even start with that.
And no torches either.
Edit: The system is so unstable when booted from the SSD it's not funny, it more or less just locks up in 5 minutes, MY laptop has two sata ports, I've tried it on both, Same results, Tried it in my desktop, Same result, it's definatly the drive.

You need to throw away any and all other suggestions until you get that drive updated to the latest firmware 2.15

Do you have a desktop that the drive can be connected to and updated?
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I'm posting from my desktop, that can update the drive, I've got a spare sata port.
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I'd say..back up what you don't want to lose NOW..while you still can boot into Windows.
I'm saying this as someone who had 2 agility2 drives go out on me;within a month of each other.
 
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Quote:
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I'd say..back up what you don't want to lose NOW..while you still can boot into Windows.
I'm saying this as someone who had 2 agility2 drives go out on me;within a month of each other.


I heeded the warnings about SSD's and never put anything valuable on their in the first place tongue.gif
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The easiest way would be to create a bootable usb stick.

http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?99275-NEW!-Bootable-Linux-based-tools-for-OCZ-SSD-s

Looking at the instructions, it's a little intimidating. However, I've had to do it umpteen times trying different bs that OCZ said was the issue. It's not that hard.
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