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I'm working with a questionable SSD.
It was formated, but not "quick".
I've always known to not do that,
but honestly never knew the possible side-effects.

Would this be a sign of the damage that caused...?

Capture.PNG 114k .PNG file

I swear it wasn't off like that at first.
I recently installed and uninstalled 2 games on the SSD.
I wanna say that may have triggered this odd display.


I've also recently gotten some replacement DIMMs,
and was working on their clock and timings.
When I thought I had something at least stable enough (~85% MemTest on all unused),
I left the settings in place.
Later that night, when watching videos, the system crashed non-BSOD style.

I kept losening the timings, as they were the only viable culprit,
but I would experience a few freezes at the log-on screen and crashes in OS.

I resorted to BIOS defaults and left my RAM @ 1600Mhz (CL11)...

Things went fine from there,
but today the computer froze in the same way at the log-on screen.

So, is this the SSD then or what?
I'm not even sure what to expect from the improper format.
All my searching just kept my more confused.
I found "Never full-format", "It's fine with modern drives", and everything in between.

Anyway--
That image I posted has me worried...
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I'm not sure what you're getting at. If it's a 60gb ssd, then the picture on the left is correct.

...

err, now I see it. I wonder if any of the directories are being counted twice. Win7 likes to use links to other areas of the drive.
 
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Sorry but i dont get it,whats the problem,if it is "system crashed" then:
You need to upload just a screenshot of AS-SSD benchmark with ssd chosen,so you dont need to start bench just screenshot.
http://www.filehippo.com/downl
Edited by Unit Igor - 4/7/13 at 2:28pm
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You need to upload just a screenshot of AS-SSD benchmark with ssd chosen,so you dont need to start bench just screenshot.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_asssdbenchmark/
I don't think that'll help him. All that will show is the model of the drive and the formatted size. Look at his pic again. The Windows directory is larger than what the C: drive claims to be using.
 
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Yes you right,now i see it,but i update my first post because i thought it was "system crashing" problem.
Do you believe i watch two minutes and i didnt notice?coolsmiley03.png
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Yeah.

It was just running fine all day today,
but I just rebooted and it froze at the log on screen again.

It seems this freezing is becoming more frequent now.
Everything is fine if it doesn't freeze at log on,
except the unusual disk space measurement...

BTW - This SSD never had issues of any kind prior to the format.

I'm mostly just asking if this sounds like what would happen if a regular format.
Or if there might be a way to test the integrity of the SSD...?
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Run chkdsk a few times. If you don't have errors everytime, you're SSD has no permanent damage. As for the inconsistent free space, try repairing your Windows installation. Could be a corrupted file being counted in different ways.
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I didnt ask AS-SSD without reason.In AS-SSD you can see what firmware do you have on SSD,and if its 0009 and your SSD pass 5184 hours you are hit with 5200 hour bug.That bug give you restarts every hour.
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Oh, no--
It's not my Crucial M4.
It's my Dad's Mushkin Chronos Deluxe.
Sorry for not specifying. smile.gif

I'm pretty sure the /Windows/ folder size is about right.
That's it's size on my main rig.
Both should be ~equally up-to-date.

And I left the PC on since I last posted.
When I came back to it just now,
it was off.
Turned it on to get an "improper shutdown" screen.

Definitely getting worse.
Guess I'll see what Chkdsk says then.

Really hoping it's just corrupt files, I guess.
Hard to believe when I just secure erased the drive and put W7 on it like a month ago.
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Chkdsk comes out with no errors.

Oddly enough,
the computer in question has not given any trouble since...
I can't seem to encounter the freeze at log on again,
no matter how many reboots I forced upon it today.

The drive space is still out of whack, though.
All I can say is "WTH"...
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