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Storage SSD's causing Bsod's

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cerbrus2, 8 Feb 2012.

  1. cerbrus2

    cerbrus2 New Member

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    Hi guys. My friend asked me to install 2 intel SSD's into his PC.

    So I did so, But he wanted them in raid 0 formatt, despite me telling him that it was pointless.

    Booted up the PC and it Bsod as soon as windows started to load. At this time windows was not installed onto the SSD's

    So I decided to try and remove the SSD's totaly from the system, and it still Bsod.

    So then I reinstalled the SSD and reinstalled windows ontot he SSD's

    The PC then booted up fine. And much faster obviously.

    He phoned me up last night and said that the PC now bsods all the time again. But the PC was totaly fine before the SSD's went into it.


    They are older SSD's intel ones. And he got them from anougher friend so I know that the intel drives are perfectly fine as they where only replaced because of my other friend getting a OCZ revo drive. That I also fitted, And I was also the one that removed the intel SSD's from his PC.

    I just cant figure out how the addition of a solid state drive can make a New PC BSod.


    His specs are


    2500k
    Asrock gen 3 z68 MB
    8GB of corsair Vengeance
    Gigabyte HD6870
    All powerd by a Corsair 600watt PSU.

    This is doing my head in so need a few more brains to maybe help figure out the problem. I am suspecting it to be a MB issue as the MB didnt like anykind of overcloking at all. And Bsod when I tried a simple 4.2ghz OC that even the worst 2500k could pull off.


    Any ideas :wallbash:
     
  2. cerbrus2

    cerbrus2 New Member

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    no worrys all sorted.

    i checked asrocks website to see what bios updates they had. the last 3 bios updates have all had raid configuration fixes. installed the new bios a fresh copy of windows and its working a treat. in fact when i ran the windows benchmark rubbish befor it said hdd performance was 5.9 now after the bios update it is 7.4 from some old ssd's.
     
  3. Taniniver

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    Glad to hear you got it sorted, and thanks for posting to let people know the solution!

    I'd be wary though - the performance of this setup could seriously suffer over time. Operating in RAID mode, not using AHCI, there will be no TRIM support. Combine that with old Intel SSDs which don't tend to have good self contained garbage collection etc.. the write performance could seriously drop once they have written and used all the blocks once.

    I had one of the original 80 Gb Intel X25M drives (with no TRIM support) and after a few months of use the write performance had dropped to 10 Megabytes per second.
     
  4. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Interesting. I have an x-18m and it has held up really well. I've been using mine since 2009 and it still has a pretty respectable 80MB/s write and 270MB/s read. The garbage collection is better than people thought and much more resilient too, even without trim.
     

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