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Kilobyte Kid
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-20-2013

How to diagnose ssd before sending rma

Hello. I have SSD m4 drive (PN CT256M4SSD3) with windows8 pro installed. One day system crushed and won't start up again. I could make image using clonezilla to other drive and it booted fine with no problem.

This is my first contact with SSD drives - is there any tool to check drive before I send it to RMA?


I left laptop powered on in BIOS for over 6 hours and nothing. Now I try to install clean windows on that drive to see I can boot from it.

Posts: 1,962
Registered: ‎09-26-2012

Re: How to diagnose ssd before sending rma

in reply to spolok

I think Windows can possibly crash for many reasons :smileywink: After that crash did you have more issues with this drive? Did your clean install go well?


You can check drive's SMART attributes with a tool like CrystalDiskInfo. You can post this data on the forum, Edit -> Copy option, just please hide drive's serial number.

You could also stress the drive a little bit under Windows just to see if it works in a reliable way, I would probably go with something like described here.


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