I have bought my SSD x25-M 120Gb new boxed for about 9 months, and everything went well. i usually checked health of my SSD via ssd toolbox 3.0.1 too and it was all time ok , 100 drive health and 100% estimated life remaining.
Last week, i have changed my computer to a new platform : i5 with Intel chipset z68, i re-installed a fresh windows 7 on my SSD and everything was ok. I installed toolbox 3.0.1 check for firmware, ... fine, 100% health and 100% life remaining.
2 days ago, when i was working, (word and excel inside); my computer hung out, and 3 seconds after, a nice blue screen appeared tell me that one of my hard disk had problem, tried to restart, my computer blocked at bios screen. I have tried to restart for several times, but with the same problem. Then i found out that i need to unplug my SSD in order to boot my computer. And every times i tried to plug in my ssd, my pc blocked at bios screen.
I have re-installed windows 7 on another hard drive (same sata cable of my ssd) and everything went ok again. Because my PC blocks every time i plug my ssd in, I have to plug it on my hotswap when windows has already started. well, windows now can see my ssd, but I need to format it. I have formatted it and verify it with Intel toolbox. this time, in toolbox, i have 0% of health and 0% of life remaining.
When the SSD in hotswap, I can use it as a normal hard drive. here is a screen of his speed:
This morning, I have tested my ssd with another computer (my laptop toshiba), it is strange that in the bios of my laptop, my ssd is seen well. But I can't install windows 7 on, everytime windows setup can't find any ssd on (although it was found in bios).
Still have the ssd in my laptop, i have tried to upgrade firmware, but firmware CD said that my SSD has a latest firmware on.
I don't know what I can do next ? , If there is anybody has any suggestion, any suggestion at all, pls, I'm so sad .
Here is config of my rig:
Main: P8Z68 V Pro (bios latest, set to AHCI-hotswap ok, SSD was on chipset sata port - no overclocking here)
Proc: intel i5 2500k
Ram: 2x4 G 1600 Ddr3
Windows installed and need to install: windows 7 pro sp1 x64.
Never used and will not use Intel Smart Response Technology.
Because the SSD X25-M 120GB has worked properly for a few day's, I would first do the following:
1. 'Secure Erase' using the Intel SSD Toolbox 3.0.1,
2. If the Secure Erase completes without problems, define a partition on the SSD,
3. Format the defined partition,
4. Run a Toolbox 3.0.1 diagnostic scan on the SSD.
If you can not execute points 1 thru 4, contact Intel support for a possible RMA of your SSD.
hi, thank you for reply,
I can't use 'Secure Erase' from the toolbox. I'm being told all times :
"The selected drive is Security frozen and cannot run Secure Erase ..." .
- Unplug SATA cable and re-plug + click ok to next but nothing change: it said alway: " The selected drive is Security frozen and cannot run Secure Erase"
- Unplug SATA alim cable and re-plug: the SSD disappeared from system and the toolbox can't see it anymore. I need to reboot in order to see the SSD. and after rebooting, try secure erase: same problem.
Otherwise, when my computer can see the SSD, I can define a partition on it, format it and finish quick and full diagnostic scan without problems.
do you have any idea ?, thanks
edit : here is a news, I found out how to unlock security frozen : i have to change in bios from AHCI to IDE, after that, Secure erase went thru, no problem.
I did define a patition , format and full full diagnostic scan. no probleme.
I have also checked the SSD by HDtune pro and i've got this screen with reallocated sectors count in warning: Otherwise, intel toolbox tells me always that i have 0% health and 0% remaining life.