Jump to content

  • Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account


Member Since 28 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 14 2015 03:10 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Why did my SSD just die?

14 November 2015 - 03:34 AM

I already had to re-install windows on a standard hard drive while waiting to ship there, and back for a replacement, so I didn't want to re-install windows 2 weeks later again.

Haha, I will need to install both windows and linux, ...the latter one will take me days to get it back to the way it was. I should have kept more backups:).

In the meantime I tested it on other PCs. Seems like it's totally gone.

In Topic: Why did my SSD just die?

13 November 2015 - 02:04 AM

Have you tried plugging it on another pc as a secondary disk or something like that? Just to see if it at least gets recognized?


Anyway...I had a very similar problem with an OCZ Vector 256GB. It all started with a freeze like the one you described, then the disk was nowhere to be found after 1 or 2 minutes upon booting. After contacting their support, they suggested I would create a bootable media of their OCZ ssd guru toolkit and boot in it. Suprisingly, it worked! I was able to see the ssd without it disappearing.


Well, I couldn't save any data, but it managed to save the disk so I was happy with the outcome. I performed a firmware update, a secure erase of the disk (so it goes back to its factory default state), and then clean installed everything from scratch. This happened like, 4 months ago, and I haven't seen any signs of malfunction since. I have this ssd for a total of 3 years now and that was its only problem, so as far as market recommendations go, I would easily buy an OCZ disk again.


I definitely recommend contacting their support and posting on their forum, you have nothing to lose. They are fast, friendly, and did the job for my case. I hope you can save your disk as well.


Thanks! I've tried to boot with it but it can't find the SSD. I tried the same on an older laptop, nothing. On my PC I took the battery out from the motherboard for a few hours as to reset the bios but same thing, it's not seen. I will try it on an other PC soon, if still nothing then I will post to their forum maybe they know a magic trick but probably not:)

In Topic: Why did my SSD just die?

12 November 2015 - 03:22 PM

Thanks! It's indeed a reminder for backing up stuff more often since I lost a few days of work.


"OCZ Vertex was the one with a firmware update that enabled higher performance at the cost of randomly busting the drive permanently. I hope you were not running on that firmware version."

Probably not, I didn't install any update on it. Now that I'm reading into it they don't handle power loss very well and recently I had a lot of crashes where I had to reset the machine. ...I don't know but I guess it doesnt matter now.


Money-wise it came at the worst time, I want to update my PC - new HDD, more RAM and a few small things - and this "update" was totally not planned. I have to go with something cheap. Im looking at the 120gig Intel 535 now. It comes with 5 years warranty which sounds OK but I can't really find any reviews on it.

In Topic: Legal dangers for small indies

27 August 2015 - 04:50 AM

Thanks a lot! and thanks LennyLen and Frob for typing those long and useful answers!

(Further posts are welcome but I will be away from keyboard for a few days)

In Topic: Legal dangers for small indies

25 August 2015 - 01:09 AM

All art/models made from scratch.