SSD fail

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by G8AMB, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. G8AMB macrumors member

    G8AMB

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    I upgraded my Aluminium Macbook with an SSD a week ago (Kingston 250GB).

    Was very pleased with it but last night it failed to boot. I was able to boot from my snow leopard DVD and use disk utility. But I was unable to recover and ended up having to reformat and re-install.

    I have to say the process was made easy after making a Lion recovery USB memory stick and using a time machine back up.

    But it was not a happy process.

    Has anybody else had this happen?

    Is it likely to happen again? Could the SSD be faulty?
     
  2. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    Kingston jmicron based ssds have issues. I would advice you to return that ssd for a sandforce based one.
     
  3. G8AMB thread starter macrumors member

    G8AMB

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    The thing is that it seems to be working again now. So if I returned it they would probably say it was ok when tested?

    ANyone have any experience with returning SSDs.

    I bought it from ebuyer.co.uk
     
  4. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    You can also try to update the ssd firmware. I never had issues with mine, but since yours is a week old they should replace it, I don't know the store return policy, you will have to check on that.
     
  5. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

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    you can always call and ask about return policies. You could also try the firmware update.

    That's the main reason I stick to intel and OWC. dependable to the max!
     

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