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Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB BSOD please help!

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Hi there, I'll just post my system specs first then try to describe the problem I'm having.

-Intel Core i7 2600k (stock speeds/default settings, turbo boost enabled)
-MSI P67a-GD55 B3 stepping [BIOS v1.9 (date: 03, 02, 2011)]
-Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz RAM
-MSI GTX 570 (stock/default speeds) [nVidia driver 310.61]
-Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) SP1
-Corsair Neutron GTX 120 GB
-Western Digital Black 7200RPM 640 GB HDD
-1920×1080 Resolution BENQ monitor

I recently just received my Neutron GTX 120GB in the mail, and I was very excited to get it all installed and ready to go. I installed the drive, plugged it in with a brand new SATA III cable into the SATA III Port 0 on my motherboard, I booted up the computer and switched the from IDE to AHCI mode in the BIOS, enabled HOT PLUG on port 0 and then continued to install Windows 7 with my USB thumb drive. The installation was quick and responsive, everything was going as usual. I got into Windows after everything was finished and installed my integrated LAN, video and a few other drivers as well as some logitech mouse software. Again, everything was working just fine, I was blown away by the speed of the SSD.

I didn't have time to install and get everything set up exactly as I like, I had to leave for a weekend trip. I have just returned from my weekend and I sat down at my PC to boot it up and continue to set it up to my liking in Windows when I noticed that it was acting very sluggish and not at all like before. It wasn't long after I noticed the sluggish performance that programs in windows started to fail and crash and then it just went straight to a BSOD and a memory dump followed by a restart of the computer. I went back into the BIOS after the crash and looked through all of the settings, everything was as it should be, so I just continued to boot into Windows, was able to use Windows for a few minutes when the sluggish performance kicked in again and then it was followed by another BSOD and memory dump.

I'm really confused about this, why would it work just fine on Friday, I go away for two days on the weekend when the computer has not been used, it was powered off the whole time, and then it starts to BSOD when I try to use it.

Right now I'm using the exact same computer, I have unplugged my new SSD and plugged in my older WD HDD into the same SATA 0 port with the same cable, I even tried changing the port and cable with the SSD and it still gave me the same BSOD and problems.

Has anyone had this problem with the new Neutron SSD lineup? What are my options, should I try formatting with Windows again? Could it really just be a defective unit? Any help is or advice is greatly appreciated, thanks for your time.
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Have you tried running CrystalDiskInfo to see what S.M.A.R.T. reports.
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
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Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Intel X25-M 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Samsung 22" Antec EA-380D 
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I have not tried that, what does that test do? I can give it a shot but it usually BSODs after around 30 seconds of use, I might not be able to run the test quickly enough but I can try to.
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Have you tried running CrystalDiskInfo to see what S.M.A.R.T. reports.


I have not tried that, what does that test do? I can give it a shot but it usually BSODs after around 30 seconds of use, I might not be able to run the test quickly enough but I can try to.
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I have not tried that, what does that test do? I can give it a shot but it usually BSODs after around 30 seconds of use, I might not be able to run the test quickly enough but I can try to.

Reports drive health, etc. If you have another PC you might be able to install the Neutron on, I suggest you try using it as a slave/secondary HDD on that PC so you can run diagnostics on the Neutron. I had issues with BSOD and general slowness on one of my builds and it turned out it's the motherboard that was faulty.
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Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
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G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
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Crucial m4 256 mSATA Samsung 840 500GB Intel BXHTS1155LP Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
KeyboardCaseMouse
Logitech K800 Lian Li PC-Q05B Logitech M570 
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Core i7-860 Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 EVGA GTX 460 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x4GB DDR3 1333 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120GB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Silverstone ST45SF 450W Silverstone Sugo SG05B 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-860 Biostar TH55B HD MSI GT 240 1GB GDDR5 Kingston 2x2GB DDR3 1333 
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Reports drive health, etc. If you have another PC you might be able to install the Neutron on, I suggest you try using it as a slave/secondary HDD on that PC so you can run diagnostics on the Neutron. I had issues with BSOD and general slowness on one of my builds and it turned out it's the motherboard that was faulty.



I have updated my BIOS, and installed a fresh copy of windows 7 64. I have made sure that AHCI is turned on in the BIOS and I have installed the Intel Chipset drivers and Intel RST. Everything seems to be working for now... does this screenshot help? are there any anomalies?
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