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Hello,

Got a 840 pro 256 about 2 months ago, been using it minimally (1.2TB write data) for that period of time. 2 days ago I noticed something odd.. my boot froze at Win logo, rebooted - "no boot disk/drive inserted" checked the BIOS and sure enough it was trying to boot from some HDD. (OS is on an old Intel X-25m). I reselected the Intel SSD, and I also noticed the 840 PRO was not in the list. I rebooted a few times, trying safemode only to have it hang on disk.sys before finally booting. I rebooted again, and bam, back in the OS, 840 pro working fine again. I shrugged and hoped for the best. Today, same issue - no boot device selected. I goto check, of course the 840 PRO has again stopped communicating with my Asus P6T Deluxe. I reboot a few times, replugging the 840 pro into different SATA ports, when I finally get it to show up in BIOS. I hope for the best, and boot into Windows. This is what I am greeted with when trying to access it:



S.M.A.R.T status:



Some quick info:

Magician (Samsung SSD software) says my drive is "Good". I cannot perform a benchmark. I have the latest firmware. I am using SATA II. AHCI mode enabled. OS is not on the drive. I would like to recover the data, however a quick way back to operating mode is the priority, guessing it might be an RMA. What are your thoughts? Would love some input here, thanks a lot.

What I noticed that is strange:

Could get it to show up in BIOS after plugging it into different SATA port, however still unreadable in OS..

Was readable fine after the first fault, but now seems to have gotten worse. Usual HDD/SSD programs showing the drive as "100%", or "healthy".

UPDATE:
Windows wanted to run chkdsk on H (840 Pro). The first time it wanted this, I did not let it due to me hearing that shouldn't be needed. I let it run the chkdsk this second time, and it seems to be operable again. The operation of this SSD is still a concern to me, would still like to see what you guys think is up with this drive. Thanks. (at least I can backup now..)

Edited by SwiftFoX - 9/23/13 at 1:00am
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Intel x-25m 80GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Samsung Spinpoint F3 Frio 
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