5 Signs of SSD Failure | SSD Failure Symptoms

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5 Signs of SSD Failure | SSD Failure Symptoms

5 Signs of SSD Failure | SSD Failure SymptomsTrend of using SSDs are becoming popular since they are more faster and reliable. They
offer many benefits comparing to a traditional hard disk drives. Most users tend to think that SSDs aren't going to fail because of their non-mechanical nature. However like every other PC component, SSDs aren't flawless. They are expected to fail after their lifespan is over.Mostly due to their physical and logical errors.

When SSDs are expected to fail they exhibit some of the warning signs. Most of these signs are same as those with hard disk drives. By knowing how a SSD a going to fail, you can prevent SSD problems in the future.

In this article, I am going to tell you about 5 Signs of SSD Failure | SSD Failure Symptoms. Through this post, you will be able to know whether your SSD has a problem of becoming dead.

Let's get started,

1. Frequent Crashes

Frequent crashes has known to be one of the symptoms of a failing solid state drive. Especially the crashes occurring during the boot process or when using the system. However crashes can be attributed to other computer problems too. If the computer tends to work fine after rebooting several times, it is an indication of a dying SSD.

2. File Corruption

If the existing files on your PC becomes unable to open or no longer be able to write data over them, then probably the file system is corrupted. This usually happens if the SSD has bad blocks causing trouble to the files. Whenever you try to open these files, you will be greeted with the warning '' The finder can't complete the operation because some data can't be read or written ''.

3. Read-Only Disks

Certainly when your SSD has bad blocks, it can limit certain operations on them. One such is saving a file. This is because the drive is functioning only on '' Read-only'' mode. But still this provides greater chances of retrieving the data before the drive goes completely dead.

4. File Transfer Rates

One of the earliest warning signs of a dying SSD is it takes too long to copy or write data. No matter how long you wait the process may end up being unsuccessful. This is also due to the presence of bad blocks resulting in slow system operations.

5. S.M.A.R.T Analysis

Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) is a type of technology built into the hard disk drives or the solid state drives that is used to determine the overall health of the drive. This tool can be used to identify potential issues in the drive as well. However this will not be useful for the drives experiencing sudden failure. Most commonly this can be used to track if the drive performance gradually declines. To be able to acquire S.M.A.R.T metrics, you have to use other third party applications such as Speedfan.

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