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Brand new Intel X25-M Corrupt/died?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Kaelsin, 6 Jun 2010.

  1. Kaelsin


    Joined: 7 Aug 2009

    Posts: 328

    Evening all,

    My main Raptor drive died just over a month ago so decided to take the plunge on a Intel X25-M 80gb from OCUK on the 22 May. Installed the drive and it worked lightning quick till this evening, while watching Iplayer the computer completely locked up on me.

    There was no BSOD or any sign of what had gone wrong, so turned the PC off and reboot and was greeted with the message of "Enter bootable media and press any key" or something to that effect.

    Looked through the BIOS and realised my drive had disappeared and was only showing 8 Megabytes of space, reset the bios back to total defaults and the drive back to ACHI and used my windows disc to try and format the drive if it would show. Windows again was only showing 8 Megabytes of space which i presume is the Master Boot Record?

    Looking through google this seems to be happening allot, has anyone had this and managed to sort this?

    Will be contacting OCUK in the morning to hopefully get this drive RMA'd if there is no fix : (


  2. carrot1401


    Joined: 2 Oct 2007

    Posts: 3,576

    Location: Oxfordshire

    Hiya Carl :p (I think)

    Yep, dead on (get it?) what my Patriot PS-100 did a couple of months back. Just died like that and then registered in BIOS as a standard sata 2 drive with 0mb space. Sounds like a dud to me :(
  3. Kaelsin


    Joined: 7 Aug 2009

    Posts: 328

    Hi Philip, days with out a PC! Worlds going to end i think : <
  4. Gizmowithatt


    Joined: 25 Jul 2006

    Posts: 279

    Had the exact same problem with an OCZ vertex, but mine lasted just over a year, I am waiting on a replacement just now, it’s only when you don’t have a SSD that you miss it.:mad:
    RMA to where you purchased it.
  5. Zarf


    Joined: 11 Jul 2007

    Posts: 2,527

    Yeah, SSD's can fail, same as your motherboard, RAM, Graphics card or any other component.
    Much less likely to fail than Mechanical drives though.