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OCZ Petrol 128gb, 40 bad sector after 12 days. Should I be worried ?

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BTW this is the same SSD that make my PSU squeal. http://www.overclock.net/t/1238892/ssd-usage-make-psu-sqeal-tx-650w

Edit : The drive is failing at an alarming rate, Now at 53 bad sector and many programs stopped working due to corruption.
Edited by transisto - 4/23/12 at 11:51pm
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Yikes, another OCZ horror story. Looks like I'm going Intel SSD.
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I'm now at 50 bad sector after an attempt at a defrag that froze my machine after ~3 minute.

I might not be able to move my data entirely so I'll be moving the most important stuff first.
Edited by transisto - 4/23/12 at 10:21pm
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I'm now at 50 bad sector after an attempt at a defrag that froze my machine after ~3 minute.
I might not be able to move my data entirely so I'll be moving the most important stuff first.

Why did you try to defrag an SSD? It's completely pointless, as a completely fragmented SSD is just as fast as if all the data were loaded unfragmented.

OP, your problem could happen to any SSD... but it's much less likely to happen on one from a reliable brand.
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Yikes, another OCZ horror story. Looks like I'm going Intel SSD.

I hope this is sarcasm. Yes OCZ is pretty meh - but the rule of thumb is, wait several months after release, know the SSD's controller, perhaps even who makes the NAND, do your research. Then get one. OCZ's Vertex 4 uses a Marvel controller, perhaps it'll turn out to be reliable. Intel's 520 uses a Sandforce controller (although Intel tweaked the firmware so it's "supposed to" be more stable than generic Sandforce). And then there's Intel 320's which are pretty much junk, slightly faster than an X25M-G2 but the 8MB bug is a deal-breaker. Intel 510 is the only Intel I'd consider, but you're just as well off going with Samsung 830 or Crucial M4.
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I'm now at 50 bad sector after an attempt at a defrag that froze my machine after ~3 minute.

For a start, DISABLE defrag immediately. you must NEVER defrag an SSD, they just don't need it and it adds a lot of read/writes that can, if you do regular defrags, reduce their life. Please understand though, this isn't why it's failing, it's failing because it's broken, OCZ has had a lot of these issues with their sandforce controllers. My advice is to try and return it, or if they won't let you, then RMA it! But next time you set up an SSD, read this guide and follow it to the letter:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
Things like defrag can and will reduce the life of an SSD.
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I just copied 50gb of important data, (now at 53 bad sector) , what would happen is the copying freeze (and any other HHD related operations) for ~1.5 minutes then it would resume.

I did a defrag to make it die faster...
BTW It may be pointless to defrag an SSD but there is no reason for this to affect a normal SSD in ANY measurable way.

The drive is truecrypted and the replacement drive is 8gb smaller, My concern right now is whether to decrypt this drive before cloning it or to clone it encrypted to a larger HDD temporarily.

Either way I'd be better move everything of value piece by piece first.
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40GB of dead SSD after 12 days?


Err, can you not RMA it? No matter who makes it or what the reason is, that is just purely unacceptable.
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40GB of dead SSD after 12 days?
Err, can you not RMA it? No matter who makes it or what the reason is, that is just purely unacceptable.

1 Bad sector != 1 GB
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i dont trust OCZ even if i bought one vertex 2 since 6month or so and never had a problem but i dont put my importent files on it . only 60gb
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I just copied 50gb of important data, (now at 53 bad sector) , what would happen is the copying freeze (and any other HHD related operations) for ~1.5 minutes then it would resume.
I did a defrag to make it die faster...
BTW It may be pointless to defrag an SSD but there is no reason for this to affect a normal SSD in ANY measurable way.
The drive is truecrypted and the replacement drive is 8gb smaller, My concern right now is whether to decrypt this drive before cloning it or to clone it encrypted to a larger HDD temporarily.
Either way I'd be better move everything of value piece by piece first.

You would probably have to decrypt it since you won't be able to shrink a decrypted partition. But while defrags aren't going to do anything in the short term and they won't actually damage healthy chips. They can add up a lot of writes, which over time will lower the life expectancy of the SSD as the total remaining write cycles is diminished faster. More aggressive defrags and defrags on a fuller disk which require more writes to complete can add up and is definitely not recommended.
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