2 failed Intel 320 SSDs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bozz2006, May 27, 2011.

  1. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

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    I can hardly believe it. You can read about the first one here. I can't understand how I could experience two failed drives, especially in such a short period of time. Each drive lasted about two weeks before they each abruptly, without any prior signs of illness, died sudden and catastrophic deaths. Two weeks; isn't that strange?

    I'm already working on the RMA with Newegg to get another replacement. I don't know if I'm more frustrated or dismayed.
     
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Like I wrote in your other thread, put the SSD in the main spot and remove the optical bay product and let it be for a month.

    Your experience and chopper's here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1053658) lead me to believe there's something wonky when using these optibay things.

    I know there are others out there that report no issue, but between you and him, 4 dead SSDs in such a short time is rare, plausible, but rare.
     
  3. bozz2006 thread starter macrumors 68030

    bozz2006

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    Hm, hadn't seen that thread before. Their experiences in that thread match mine exactly. I'll definitely give your suggestion a try.

    Next question is, should I buy a new HDD with built-in sudden motion sensor and move the HDD to the optibay? I can't get get by with the SSD's storage space alone for any extended period of time.
     

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