On my current system I had a 2TB HDD from Segate, after 2 years Windows started to restart on boot, so I formatted and installed ubuntu. All worked great but after a while I would get I/O errors, something about
/temp, the system would still be usable you just couldn't start any new tasks. I tried to use the SMART test and it failed executing the test. I tried it on a different computer and it still had issues so I thought it started failing.
I replaced it with a new CROSAIR Force GS SSD.
Now my system keeps getting blue-screens about once every 1-2 days (the computer runs 24/24h), and seem to be hdd related:
STOP: 0x000000F4(during windows update)
STOP: 0x0000007A(during idle at 3am, nothing reported in event viewer)
Is my Mother Board failing? or other Hardware? or am I so unlucky that my new SSD started to fail in the first day?
Memory check didn't return anything suspicious.
Computer restarted a few times since then (seen an other
STOP: 0x000000F4) and a new one:
Again it's still working after a reboot, so I decided to switch the hdd at an other configuration to see if it's the hdd or the system (MB, RAM, source, etc.), I'll come back with results in a few days.
It's the ssd, I've moved it to a different system and after a day I got the same :
no boot device detected(entered in bios after and couldn't see the ssd, after a restart it went back to normal)
so I'll ask a new question: How to prove that the HDD/SSD is the problem? What tests can I make so I can get it to fail consistently as now it fails randomly..
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