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Reinstall Windows or buy new SSD?

Hello,

 

My main pc decided to give the ghost today with an IO error on boot. I believe it's the SSD since I tested all components except the CPU. Now the SMART data of the drive didn't show me any warnings whatsover. However I got some weird issues while using the pc the last few days. Should I reinstall Windows or buy an new SSD? Since this one is about 5 years old now.

Main PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | RAM:Corsair LPX 3200 mhz (16Gb) 

Mobo:ASUS Strix B550-F Wifi | GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z

Case: Sharkoon Nightshark RGB| Storage: 500 GB 970 EVO Plus 1 TB WD blue 500 GB Samsung HDD

Powersupply: Be Quiet straight Power 10 500 watt

 

 

Main Laptop

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | RAM: Team group 16 GB 2666 mhz

GPU: RTX 2060 (MXM swappable)

Storage: 2x 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (no raid)

 

 

Second Laptop (Work laptop)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U,  RAM: Samsung 8 GB 2400 mhz

GPU: Vega 3

Storage: 512 GB Sk Hynix BC511 NVMe

 

Phone:

Xiaomi MI 11

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Reinstalling windows might fix it and is free, so why not?

Or if you have money and wanted a better SSD anyways I'd suggest clean installing on a brand new SSD so you only have to do it once.

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On 7/17/2021 at 7:25 PM, Enderman said:

Reinstalling windows might fix it and is free, so why not?

Or if you have money and wanted a better SSD anyways I'd suggest clean installing on a brand new SSD so you only have to do it once.

Turns out it wasn't the SSD. It appears to have been the BIOS since I couldn't even boot from USB. (Unable to load anything into RAM). I flashed a new version and everything seems fine for now. Got an new SSD just in case 🙃

Main PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X | RAM:Corsair LPX 3200 mhz (16Gb) 

Mobo:ASUS Strix B550-F Wifi | GPU: MSI RTX 2070 Gaming Z

Case: Sharkoon Nightshark RGB| Storage: 500 GB 970 EVO Plus 1 TB WD blue 500 GB Samsung HDD

Powersupply: Be Quiet straight Power 10 500 watt

 

 

Main Laptop

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | RAM: Team group 16 GB 2666 mhz

GPU: RTX 2060 (MXM swappable)

Storage: 2x 1 TB Samsung 970 EVO NVMe (no raid)

 

 

Second Laptop (Work laptop)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 3250U,  RAM: Samsung 8 GB 2400 mhz

GPU: Vega 3

Storage: 512 GB Sk Hynix BC511 NVMe

 

Phone:

Xiaomi MI 11

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