I have an Extreme 240GB SSD which is approximately 1 year old. It’s installed in a Dell XPS 15 laptop (L502 X) as the boot drive (C:) running Windows 8, while the original drive has been moved to the CD bay. It has been running without error for several months and has been performing well. The drive has approximately 40% disk space free.
The BIOS has been updated to the lates version (A12) and I am running the latest version of the Sandisk firmware (211 ?)
In the past 2 weeks however my laptop has started freezing, crashing and requiring hard reboots. It has become unusable as these crashes occur after a few minutes of use.
I have tried running chkdsk but this has never completed successfully. Examining the eventlog shows the following errors frequently:
The device device/ide/iastor0 did not respond within the timeout period
The shadow copies of volume C were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C
The platform firmware has corrupted memort across the previous system power transition
It appears that the drive is failing after a very short period of use.
Are these error messages indicative of a failing drive?
Are there any Sandisk diagnostic tools that you can provide that will diagnose the issue?
Would a full format and reinstall fix these issues
Any help would be much appreciated as I was extremely satisfied with the disk before these issues started to occur.