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Cool! So we can safely assume drives aren't an issue.

Probably a "Well, no way" question; but you aren't powering your SSD with a Molex > to SATA power converter are you?

Wouldn't by chance have a PSU tester lying around that you can test yours with?

Also, if you have another machine that you can test the SSD in, maybe eliminate the PSU by replacing the other PC's PSU with this one with the SSD to see if that replicates the problem?

Quick Edit: Have you genuinely tried unplugging EVERYTHING from your PC. Mechanical drives, Optical drive. GPU everything! Have nothing but barebones and the SSD and see if problem persists.

I actually am using a molex to sata power adapter for 2 of the HDDs and the SSD because the PSU doesn't have enough. But ive used these before without issue? How would this cause the SSD problems?
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I actually am using a molex to sata power adapter for 2 of the HDDs and the SSD because the PSU doesn't have enough. But ive used these before without issue? How would this cause the SSD problems?

Well, it may not cause an issue. But it's another thing we have to eliminate.

What really needs to be done from here is, you need to unhook everything else from your system.

Unplug all your other drives from both SATA and power, including optical drives. Plug your SSD into direct power and remove the MOLEX to SATA converter.
All you want is PSU, Motherboard and SSD plugged in and powered with nothing else in between.
See if the problem persists.
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Well, it may not cause an issue. But it's another thing we have to eliminate.

What really needs to be done from here is, you need to unhook everything else from your system.

Unplug all your other drives from both SATA and power, including optical drives. Plug your SSD into direct power and remove the MOLEX to SATA converter.
All you want is PSU, Motherboard and SSD plugged in and powered with nothing else in between.
See if the problem persists.

Ok. This will be the next thing I do when I get a change to. Its going to be probably Monday before I get a chance to try this. But im also going to format the SSD and reinstall windows after I do this. Just to be sure. I doubt its a power issue though because it seems like neither SSD is permanently damaged. Seemed just like software issues.
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Power issues don't always do permanent damage.
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Ok. This will be the next thing I do when I get a change to.

Do it on a sheet of cardboard with the motherboard out of the case.
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Power issues don't always do permanent damage.
Well, if anything this will help eliminate the PSU as the problem.
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The RAW file system means the drive has "unallocated" space, it's not a Linux file system, Linux these days, by default uses EXT4 or EXT3 at least. You need to format it with NTFS format to be able to run chkdisk command.

EDIT:
A rule of thumb is that, while installing any OS, you should unplug all the drives but the one you're installing system onto. Once your system is up and running, you can plug your other drives. Did you do this in your case?
Edited by Baghi - 4/19/14 at 3:13am
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A rule of thumb is that, while installing any OS, you should unplug all the drives but the one you're installing system onto. Once your system is up and running, you can plug your other drives. Did you do this in your case?

That can be bad advice.

If you disconnect your root drive, usually the C drive, and install another OS to a different drive, the original OS becomes non-bootable. There are easy fixes, but most nOObs don't know them.
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post #29 of 33
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The RAW file system means the drive has "unallocated" space, it's not a Linux file system, Linux these days, by default uses EXT4 or EXT3 at least. You need to format it with NTFS format to be able to run chkdisk command.

EDIT:
A rule of thumb is that, while installing any OS, you should unplug all the drives but the one you're installing system onto. Once your system is up and running, you can plug your other drives. Did you do this in your case?

Please go back and read the OP before attempting to give advice. Since windows was already installed AND working, the drive was already formatted in NTFS. Derp.

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That can be bad advice.

If you disconnect your root drive, usually the C drive, and install another OS to a different drive, the original OS becomes non-bootable. There are easy fixes, but most nOObs don't know them.

I am by far not a noob when it comes to building computers. I've been doing this since the 90's.
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That can be bad advice.

If you disconnect your root drive, usually the C drive, and install another OS to a different drive, the original OS becomes non-bootable. There are easy fixes, but most nOObs don't know them.
This was a good advice for fresh installation but I do agree with what you said. Guess I'll need to reread and comeback with better response, but before that I need some sleep first.

Apologies to OP. thumb.gif
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