R.I.P my poor 450 who died after only 3 weeks of use T_T. This thread is half a lament, half a "well what do you guys think?". I already put in for RMA on the part since I was getting close to the 30 day mark after which it would be infinitely harder to replace the part. See below for tl;dr The story of her final days is a tragic one full of sudden loss and mystery. The last 3 weeks were glorious sessions of straight 25 second boots after I finished updating the new Windows install. Not even a single blue screen or bit of lag. However tonight was different. Tonight when I booted I went straight to BIOS OK, maybe I did something stupid and told Windows to boot me into BIOS at next boot lets just restart. Then I booted there again. And again... OK wtf is up. I checked the physical BIOS button, it wasn't triggered. I disabled the physical BIOS button, BIOS still coming up, my boot device order was fine, what's the problem? Boot to SSD through boot manager: back to BIOS. Well ****. Windows rescue CD to the rescue? Got the cmd prompt open lets see what got mapped at boot... C:\ data... wait that's weird C:\ should be OS... D:\ external drive E:\ CD drive F:\... nothing... Where'd the OS drive go? It was in BIOS? Restart one more time into install Windows mode. Fk something's definitely messed, maybe the Windows install just got majorly corrupted by... little dust demons or something. Lets just reinstall Windows, I have a backup from Sunday on that external drive. Well at least the SSD is showing up in this screen, but it's saying it's completely unallocated space! No wonder it didn't show up in the cmd prompt. We'll just fix that now, "install"... *error cannot install on this volume, check BIOS drivers blah blah...* Guess that means it's time to RMA . TL;DR Booted straight into BIOS when trying to boot off SSD. SSD visible in BIOS but not in recovery console cmd prompt. SSD visible as install location as unallocated space but Windows reports cannot install here for whatever reason. Decided at this point that there was no recovering the drive and it was time to RMA. I highly doubt that I'll be able to get any data off the drive, but I have recent backups of it (not that there was much on it anyway, I used it solely as a boot and a few programs drive) so anything lost can be regained. Anything people manage to pry out of that drive will be useless as well, any sensitive data is encrypted either on my internal data drive or eHDD backup drive. MAYBE someone could pry out my passwords from chrome, but I don't think that drive's even readable anymore. I'm kinda curious what happened though. There was nothing weird about my last session or shutdown. This computer's connected to a UPS that should've suppressed any surges that came through. Are SSDs just prone to randomly kicking the bucket like that? If so, what's the failure point? I'm not sure I'll ever find out. Since I made system images off my setup when it was dual drive, do you think I'll be able to restore that image onto just the data drive or will there be problems? While I was in the command prompt, I backed up the raw data from my data drive on to the eHDD also, so I don't mind wiping out the data drive to put the OS on and allow me to work while I wait for the replacement to arrive.