MX300 failing after 1 1/2 months of use?

Bit Baby

MX300 failing after 1 1/2 months of use?

I  bought the MX300 525gb over the Xmas. I've had it for a month and a half but I've had to repair/verify game files in Steam far more than usual. In particular Doom seems to fail a lot and I've had to repair it several times. 


I have a ton of "The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR1, has a bad block." error messages in Event Viewer. Heres SMART info:


The stats for 187 seem particularly troubling. Seems my drive was defective from factory. Is this enough for an RMA?


PC Specs:
i5 3570k 3.4ghz @ 4.2ghz - CM 212+ HSF.
ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Gskill Ares DDR3 1600 2x4gb RAM
Zotac GTX 1060 Mini
Samsung 840 500GB SSD
Western Digital Black 1TB HDD

Crucial MX300 525GB SSD
LG 24GM77-B 24” 1080p 144hz Monitor
Seasonic X-Series 750w PSU
Windows 10 Home

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Re: MX300 failing after 1 1/2 months of use?

I'd suggest RMA.  Data is corrupting, Event VIewer is logging errors, SMART attributes 1,5,187 and 196 all indicate errors.  if you get a low number in a couple of those attributes and that number stays stable and the drive is otherwise fine then it's not too much of concern.  It just indicates a bad block or two that the drive has mapped out and drives are designed to do this.  But if you're getting data corrupting and/or those numbers are increasing over time then there's definately something wrong.

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Bit Baby

Re: MX300 failing after 1 1/2 months of use?

Yeah I figured as much. Just sent in an RMA request.