i’m using 4 month old Extreme 240Gb drive fw. v.R211 on ICH10R south bridge, Win 7 32 bit, Intel RST driver v.126.96.36.1996.
SSD it is not recognized at cold boot by 50% rate, Windows sometimes reports - “Drive need maintenance”, random reboots, BSOD sometimes. Already done Secure Erase and reinstalled Windows, but after 2 weeks the same problem reappears. Things getting worse with a time, now System Restore starts at boot. Looks like random data are corrupted. But Sandisk Toolkit shows all green “pass”.
What is the problem? Sandforce corrupting low level data or NAND flash is failing?