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Have you tried my recommendations?

If you're getting BSOD, that doesn't mean that the drive is bad at all. It simply means that there's some issue with Windows. Sometimes, that issue might be related to your hard drive, sometimes it's related to other components in the computer. But a BSOD itself isn't an indication the drive is bad.

If you can't get the computer to POST with the drive connected, that is a much more likely sign that the drive is bad. However, if you can get it to POST, we can properly test the drive to see if it's failing by looking at the SMART data and tests.

Unfortunately I cant get the machine to post while connected, and yes... thats after trying the sitting in the BIOS thing (several times)
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If you're getting BSOD, that doesn't mean that the drive is bad at all. It simply means that there's some issue with Windows. Sometimes, that issue might be related to your hard drive, sometimes it's related to other components in the computer. But a BSOD itself isn't an indication the drive is bad.

This might be the issue. About a month and a half ago, I thought my SSD was dead since it was stuck in a boot loop, but the problem was that Windows was corrupted (not sure how that happened).

What I did was use a spare drive to boot up to Windows and was able to access my SSD as a secondary drive, which let me access the files I didn't back up yet. I then reformatted the SSD and all was good again. I did update the firmware in the process, but it didn't do anything for me.

Since you have your own SSD/HDDs to test, maybe you can try that as well? Boot up with your own drive and have your friend's SSD as a secondary drive. You should be able to access the files as long as the SSD is not dead.
    
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This might be the issue. About a month and a half ago, I thought my SSD was dead since it was stuck in a boot loop, but the problem was that Windows was corrupted (not sure how that happened).

What I did was use a spare drive to boot up to Windows and was able to access my SSD as a secondary drive, which let me access the files I didn't back up yet. I then reformatted the SSD and all was good again. I did update the firmware in the process, but it didn't do anything for me.

Since you have your own SSD/HDDs to test, maybe you can try that as well? Boot up with your own drive and have your friend's SSD as a secondary drive. You should be able to access the files as long as the SSD is not dead.

yeah I thought about trying this but was a bit worried as I know for a fact that this drive has been compromised by a hacker. Should I be concerned about viruses replicating to my own drive?
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yeah I thought about trying this but was a bit worried as I know for a fact that this drive has been compromised by a hacker. Should I be concerned about viruses replicating to my own drive?

Typically a virus will only affect the main drive so I'm not sure how this works. I actually don't use any antivirus since I haven't had any for years.
    
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yeah I thought about trying this but was a bit worried as I know for a fact that this drive has been compromised by a hacker. Should I be concerned about viruses replicating to my own drive?

No, nothing to worry about. You could download viruses all day long and not have any problems at all. Once a virus executes and begins to live in RAM, then you've got issues. If your old drive had a virus, you can't really get it if you use that as a secondary drive.

Now, there's no 100% here, because some viruses have the capability of living in partition tables or boot records, however, this kind of complexity is not that common. If you get the new drive set up with antivirus software, just to be sure, and then connect the old drive (remember, SATA is hot swappable), you can protect yourself from those rare but potent viruses. And when I say, I mean like, really, incredibly, almost never get them rare, but just to be more sure kind of thing.
post #16 of 16
Have your friend request a RMA with OCZ using the link below.

http://ocz.com/consumer/support/tech
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