i recently purchased a Sandisk Ultra II for my Dell Inspiron 7547, which was upgraded to Windows 10. The reinstallation of W10 onto the new SSD seemed to be going fine and I was brought to the Desktop. However, within 10-15 of reintsalling other software, it instantly shutoff. Since then, the hard drive continues to shut off without warning. I have changed the ‘Hard drive shutoff’ setting in power management. I have also updated various drivers on my computer, yet the issue persisted. Initially, the shutdown occured between 10-15 minutes after starting, but after turning the computer back on, the time to shutdown has decreased incrementally (then it was 5 minutes, then a few minutes, and just now it happened at the login screen!).
Could this be a result of a faulty SSD? Or is there a maximum operating temperature of the SSD? Or, is there firmeware I need to update the SSD?
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