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Boot drive killed OS twice

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I bought my 32GB Vertex January of last year. It worked flawlessly until last weekend.

I was gaming and whatnot Saturday night, until about 2am. I went to sleep, and woke up to BSODs immediately after the Windows loading screen that gave me some error about a screwed up "bootmgr." I attempted to fix it to no avail, so I went ahead and reinstalled Windows. Fortunately I have my HDD's, so I was back up and running before long. It worked all week.

So last night (Sunday), I was up doing homework until about 5am. I went to sleep, and a few hours later, I woke up to more BSODs immediately after the loading screen (it would reboot almost instantly, so I couldn't look at the error info).

I couldn't risk losing my OS again, so I installed W7 on my HDD's. I've already sent in a support ticket to OCZ to try RMA'ing my drive.

I suppose I wanted to see if I could get some explanation on what could be causing this. Physical degradation? Controller issues? Would it even be the drive itself? I hadn't done anything out of the ordinary before either of the occurrences.
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I experienced a similar problem with an OCZ Vertex 2 60Gb straight out of the box, couldnt get the install to last more than a few days so ended up swapping it out for an Intel and the problem mysteriously disappeared.
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So it doesn't do it with your HDDs? You using AHCI enabled in bios?
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I experienced a similar problem with an OCZ Vertex 2 60Gb straight out of the box, couldnt get the install to last more than a few days so ended up swapping it out for an Intel and the problem mysteriously disappeared.
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So it doesn't do it with your HDDs? You using AHCI enabled in bios?
I guess this reply is valid for both of you. It's odd, because the drive worked flawlessly for the longest time (it's kinda spooky actually; I bought it on January 18th of last year, had the computer built the following weekend; that means drive basically worked without issue for almost exactly one year). It's not like it was innately causing problems before.

It's only been a few hours since I installed the OS onto the HDD's, so I can't speak for it happening on the hard drives. I don't see why anything would happen, though. Like I said, I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary prior to the faults occurring, so I can only guess that the drive itself is causing issues.
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My vote goes to the drive developing a fault.
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My vote goes to the drive developing a fault.
I guessed as much. What would cause something like this?
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