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    Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

    My missus' PC has a boot drive SSD and I'm getting random windows failings and fail to detect SATA at boot on it.

    Only occassionaly but pain the rump...put it off for a few weeks... odd error or close down.

    Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

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    Re: Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

    It depends what you're looking to test exactly? An extended SMART scan might be a good place to start, but also double check and re-plug SATA cables, and check no cheap power splitter cables are being used.

    What SSD is it?

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    Re: Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

    HDTune will often show up something if you've got problems - either the error scan will show up bad sectors, or the normal speed test will show really erratic results.

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    Re: Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

    It's important to ensure the SSD has the latest firmware installed.

    Crucial Support describes a power cycle routine that's useful, regardless of SSD brand.

    Hard Disk Sentinel
    's limited Trial/Free version is a very good monitoring tool for SSDs and HDDs, also capable of testing and the results etc. are pretty accurate and humanly readable

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    Re: Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

    Its a Kingston drive, it's 3 years old and it's been faultless up until Nov ish

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    Re: Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

    Could be as simple as a poor connection. Have you tried replacing the SATA cable?*

    *Assuming it isn't a laptop.

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    Re: Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Its a Kingston drive, it's 3 years old and it's been faultless up until Nov ish
    My older Kingstons had issues with drop-outs after running for ages fine. In the end I updated the firmware in them and they have been flawless since. The bugs you seem to get with SSDs are very weird compared to other PC equipment.
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    Re: Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

    Either the manufacturer's own testing utility, or h2testw if you don't mind using up 1 write cycle. h2testw was designed for USB sticks but the principle still applies to any type of storage.

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    Re: Is there an SSD tester similar to Mem Test?

    Does SMART show anything at all? As above though checking firmware would be worthwhile, especially if it's an older model.

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