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Is my G.Skill Falcon dying?

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So recently I've been having strange issues with my SSD, specs are my sig rig. Every so often (about once every other week-ish) my screen gets scrambled, everything stops responding, and then my computer reboots and gets past POST, but then doesn't detect my SSD. A quick unplug-replug of my sata and sata power cables on the SSD's side fixes the issue, which I find strange.

I can't seem to figure out what could be causing this issue. I have up-to-date firmware for my SSD (2030), and very recently (as in a week ago) did a secure-erase on it and a fresh reinstall of Windows. I have my SSD in AHCI mode, Windows 7 configured to cache to my D drive (Caviar Black), etc. The most recent freezes have been during my time playing WoW, but it seems to be happening completely randomly. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

EDIT: Some more details about my SSD: Only things I have currently installed on it are the OS and a few productivity programs like LibreOffice and WoW, which I'm considering moving to my Caviar and seeing if that helps.
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I've heard of this.

This may help
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Sounds fairly similar to my issue, however I notice it's only doing it to him during install of new firmware. I've successfully updated my Indilinx controller firmware to the latest version on my SSD, however the crash followed by the SSD not being detected seems to be completely random and occurs more frequently when playing games installed to the SSD.

I've moved the Falcon over from my ICH10R mobo controller to my Marvell controller to see if it helps and it seems to have stabilized it, however I lose the TRIM command on this controller as well as some performance.
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Sorry for the bump, I still can't figure out what the issue could be. I tried installing all of my motherboard's drivers from the CD including the Intel Matrix Storage and the other things but it didn't make a difference; plugged the Falcon back into the ICH10R controller and it got to the Windows 7 user login screen before staying frozen for about 20 seconds then rebooting and the SSD went back to being undetected.
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