I built a home PC in Jan 2017 with my 1st SSD on M.2 drive. Worked great till approx Jan 2018 when SSD6 600P 512 GB boot drive failed and I needed to rebuild windows 10 OS. Techs at shop had no explanation or ideas why and I had no prior warnings of pending failures. Everything works great again, till Jan 2019 when it failed again. No windows OS repair features helped. So I'm thinking about going back to standard SSD for boot up drive to improve reliability. Any feedback, ideas or suggestions?
If I install a new SSD (none m.2) for a more reliable boot drive, other than e-waste scrap, any ideas or uses for Intel 600P 512 GB boot M.2 SSD drive?
Also a recommendation for a reliable SSD brand would be welcome. I'm just a hobby techy retired guy, so it's just my home office PC (not a really heavy use for PC), but rebuilding my boot drive and reacquiring/setting up programs/Data from to 3 TB x2 drives etc, is getting tiresome every 12 months.
intel SSD6 600p 512 GB
ASUS Z170-A MB
intel i7 - 6700K processor
32 GB DDR4 2133 ram
6 GB Asus GTX 1060 VD card
Corsair H100i v2 Watercooler
850watt Gold power supply
Fractal Design - Define R5 (lots of fans)
2 x 3tb WD drives for data/programs
PS - thank goodnesss for QNAP 12 tb backup drive (3tb x 4)
Thanks for the feedback. Know I'm stuck with the dilemma whether I should use the original Intel M.2 drive (which has possibly let me down twice) or use my new Samsung 1tb Evo 860 SSD boot drive? Will a full copy of all content of my new SSD (new boot drive) back to m. 2 (original boot drive) then rearranged boot order in BIOS work? Then use new Samsung SSD as "back up" boot drive in case I have a problem in the future. I know I might loose anything I add new to M.2 Intel drive, on backup Samsung boot drive. Does this work, or am I missing something.
Ok Josh, I used Intel's SSD clone tool (thanks for that tool) to clone my temporary Boot Drive SSD back to my NVMe M.2 (as new Boot Drive) all without any issues. Everything up and running like previously. Last question (hopefully) - can I clone my Intel m.2 boot drive to another SSD (only as back up boot drive) but not switch to it? Several drive Clone tools I've tried (Intel/Samsung) seem to all want to delete 1st drive (which is now my NVMe m.2). Anyway of doing a boot drive clone without the tool trying to delete original drive?