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Do I need to replace my ssd?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently replaced my hdd in my laptop with an ssd (is not used for OS). I've noticed periodically that I will no longer be able to access the drive and windows will prompt me that the drive needs to be formatted to be used. This drive is a few years old (at least 4). I've never dealt with a bad ssd before so I'm wondering if this is the case.

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3 minutes ago, RotoCoreOne said:

I recently replaced my hdd in my laptop with an ssd (is not used for OS). I've noticed periodically that I will no longer be able to access the drive and windows will prompt me that the drive needs to be formatted to be used. This drive is a few years old (at least 4). I've never dealt with a bad ssd before so I'm wondering if this is the case.

Seems like your SSD is on its way out. Run crystaldiskinfo to see how many bad sectors you have.


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9 minutes ago, BlueScope819 said:

Seems like your SSD is on its way out. Run crystaldiskinfo to see how many bad sectors you have.

crystaldiskinfo shows it's at 94% health. 20TB of writes over its lifetime. I've reseated and checked the connections to the ssd (its a 2.5in drive) a few times. So either it's the laptop itself or something else on the ssd. If it's the laptop, I guess I'll just replace the m.2 drive for a bigger one

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9 hours ago, RotoCoreOne said:

crystaldiskinfo shows it's at 94% health. 20TB of writes over its lifetime. I've reseated and checked the connections to the ssd (its a 2.5in drive) a few times. So either it's the laptop itself or something else on the ssd. If it's the laptop, I guess I'll just replace the m.2 drive for a bigger one

Well, it seems like it should be fine but perhaps it would be time for a replacement anyway just due to SSD improvements over the last 4 years


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