I thought SSDs were supposed to be problem free!!! I've been battling periodic lock ups using my system. I finally pulled out a copy of Scannerz and did a test on it and it found a bad block. The only reason I ever got Scannerz was about a year ago I was having problems with my then 5 year old drive. It was toast. It had almost 10GB of bad data on it probably from a head crash. I pulled it and put in an OWC SSD because I thought these things weren't supposed to have problems until they're like 5 years old. Seemed reasonable. I called the Scannerz people and they told me I could either use Phoenix to copy the data off the drive onto an HD, wipe the SSD and then clone the data back onto the SSD. They said Phoenix would flag any files that failed to be copied in the log files and that way I would know what to replace from back up. The other option they gave me was to completely re-initialize the SSD and restore from a back up. They said the SSD should correct itself using either of these techniques and if it doesn't I should contact OWC for a replacement. The thing that's ticking me off is that it seems I'm back to being reliant on HDs YET AGAIN!!! I'm using HDs to clone to and restore from and it's time consuming. I used the old OEM drive in the system for 5 years without a problem. Here I am, just about a year later, and an SSD is basically giving me the same types of problems. Why did the SSD leave a bad block on it and why didn't it correct it. I thought these things could automatically fix these things. If given an option to get a replacement SSD or an HD instead, should I opt for an HD instead? Am I just unlucky?