Originally Posted by transisto
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.
Originally Posted by Glottis
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.Edited by jrbroad77 - 4/23/12 at 10:23pm