Some data on my SSD got corrupt after power failure, should I be running?

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  1. StackMasher
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    So I was playing GTA 5 on my linux when my computer just suddenly froze. The operating system and programs are all on an SSD. I had no choice, so I just cut the power, thinking not much of it. But when I rebooted and tried to launch GTA again, the launcher complained about not being able to write to a file on my HDD, plus instead of the hard drive name of whichever wine hard drive points to root it said "unix". I decided to reinstall wine but apt started throwing all these I/O errors and complaining files were read-only etc. Should I get rid of the SSD or can I just reinstall my OS?

    Here's the SMART test thing for my HDD (I don't understand half the terminology but it looks fine):
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    And for the SSD:
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  2. Dionicio3

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    Yikes. That sucks. You might need to reinstall linux, also, why not dual boot windows and linux?
     
  3. bennyman123abc

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    Try a Linux reinstall. The SSD will be fine. Just seems like a few files and drive attributes might've been locked in the crash if that makes any sense. Let us know if you need anything.
     
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    It looks like it's running a little hot. Do you have enough air flow? Are the fans dirty. I mostly repair home stereo's, and TV's, but i do also work on computers for a shop when there are hardware problems that they cannot repair. Most of those repairs are hardware failure due to clogged fans and heatsinks that allows the system to overheat.
     
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    The HDD's temperature attribute has always been like that, and it's never caused me any problems. I'm more concerned about the SSD's wear-leveling-count and UDMA CRC Error Rate. Is that what a dying SSD looks like or am I fine to continue use of it?
     
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    Yes, i knew you would say that. Customers always do too when it's a heat issue. Heating issues kill electronics over time. People always say that my device has ran that hot for a long time so it can't be that. You asked for our opinions, and i gave my professional opinion. Im not going to argue to try and convince you that those temps are bad for an SSD. I truly wish you good luck.
     
  7. StackMasher
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    I tried to reinstall linux but it seems the SSD is broken as it's read-only. At least I can still recover my files once I get a bigger HDD
     
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    Ah, that sucks, oh well.
     
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    64 is really too hot.. maybe that caused premature ssd dying?
    anyway.. i seen people mentioning lately that ssd's last for a lifetime now.. but 1 and half year power on is really not that much and really far from it..
    i just hope it's a isolated incident...
    anyway. do you still have warranty on that thing?
     
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    well. aparently my hdd is also dying lol...
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    i remember checking this hdd like 2 years ago, having theese stuff, so far still working
     
  12. linuxares

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    No, it's fine. Assessments all OK. That means the SMART test haven't found anything out of the ordinary. So your harddrive is fine.
     
  13. StackMasher
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    The top picture everyone is looking at is my HDD (which I'm getting replaced with a 2tb one next month anyway). The bottom one is my SSD. As I said, the airflow temperature has been like that ever since my dad handed over this computer to me like a year ago but I guess I'll take the side of my case off if it's really that bad

    I took the SSD out so I could put it back in when I need it to transfer all the data to a new HDD, but I read somewhere that it's better to keep it powered and in the computer. So I've put it back in and I tried writing to it and it works perfectly now. I'll try testing a linux install again tomorrow because I need to get some sleep
     
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  14. Originality

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    It's happened to me once before on my OCZ Vertex 3. After everything I tried, what worked for me was copying all the files to another drive, running Secure Erase on the SSD, and copying the files back on to it. It worked like new after that.

    My guess is that when a few key sectors get locked like that, the reallocation algorithm isn't able to handle it so it starts throwing up these kinds of errors. A secure erase forces the drive to remap every sector for working and non-working, which lets the algorithm to work again. Remember that the more full the SSD is, the more likely this will happen again (it's recommended to keep it below the 80% full mark).
     
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    Most SSD's make themselves "read-only" when they're dying to prevent further corruption.
    This is also very known in SanDisk brand, their SDCards, Pendrives and SSDs do that.

    I'm not a PC expert, but you might go as far as just doing a backup and erasing your SSD completely.
    [Then you can trash it, really. It's a Flash Memory so data can be dumped via hard-mod]