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So iv only had my OCZ vector 128g ssd for only 11 months.. Iv only installed windows twice on it.. The second time is after i got my 290x, so afew weeks ago.. But after that 2nd time iv been getting a load of problems.

Every 3rd or 4th cold boot my computer will do the windows check before windows starts.. It deletes crap load of stuff and then when windows comes back up.. Games and other things wont work because of the stuff it deleted... No idea what was going on.. So last night I decided to run the full windows scan hit schedule and restarted the pc. Left the room came back afew hours later and noticed my screen was balck with the pointer in the middle.. It was froze. tried restarting it afew times but the same thing every time windows would start... Tried safe mode, black screen with pointer in the middle.. Went and put my windows cd in and did a system restore.. restarted and nothing would happen.. Went to go to another restore spot and they are all erased now?? (what the heck how are they gone now) Went to recover from a backed up system image.. Nothing.. would just restart over and over..

So i finally reinstalled windows.. Everything was going great.. Until windows restarted after installing 118 updates.. Then it would go to the windows cannot start properly and has to do a system check.. Then restarts and does the same thing over and over....... Re installed again.. This time everything was great... Got all the updates installed.. Bam it Blue screen, then what happens. Windows goes into the fix itself mode again and does nothing but restart itself over and over after every "fix"

So the question is.. Is this darn ssd dead.. I did just go out and buy a samsung pro just in case... Gona install on that and run some tests on it.. Any thoughts guys on whats going on with it, also what are some good tests to run on it. I guess ill just use it as a game drive to put all my games on if its not broke..
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Interesting that we're still seeing some issues with OCZ drives... with similar symptoms.

First thing to do is firmware update this thing: http://ocz.com/consumer/download/firmware. Version 2.0 of the Vector firmware was released May this year - if you are not on this version, download the OCZ toolbox to update it.

If you are having trouble booting Windows or cannot get into Windows to get it updated you can try the PC bootable utility instead of the desktop executable.
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Thanks for the help, but the firmware was updated awhile back... Im using a samsung 840 pro and its working flawless... Im going to hook up the vector later and wipe it and run some tests.. Then im going to try and put windows back on it.. If its just some weird fluke ill put this new ssd in my other pc and continue using the vector cause that thing is soo dang fast.. I can tell a difference between the two.. At least with installing of games and stuff.. lol.
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Thanks for the help, but the firmware was updated awhile back... Im using a samsung 840 pro and its working flawless... Im going to hook up the vector later and wipe it and run some tests.. Then im going to try and put windows back on it.. If its just some weird fluke ill put this new ssd in my other pc and continue using the vector cause that thing is soo dang fast.. I can tell a difference between the two.. At least with installing of games and stuff.. lol.

Bummer. Wonder what the deal with OCZ is this time. Give it a secure erase for good measure.
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