How to Tell if Your SSD Is Failing


Over recent years, many people have turned to solid state drives (SSDs) rather than hard disk drives (HDDs) because of the many benefits that they offer. When SSDs, you can benefit from greater speeds, smaller sizes, greater durability, and improved efficiency compared to HDDs. In addition, they are becoming easier to access and far more affordable than they were in the past, which has helped to further improve their popularity.

However, it is important to remember that despite these benefits, SSDs can and do fail. Because of their lack of moving parts and their ability to withstand shocks and vibrations, SSDs do offer greater reliability than SSDs. This does not mean, however, that they will last forever, and some people are curious to learn how long do SSDs last. Well, this can, of course, vary based on a range of factors, so it is best to familiarize yourself with some of the key signs of a failing SSD. We will look at some of these within this article.

Some of the Signs

There are a number of signs to look out for that could suggest your SSD is failing. Some of the key ones are:

Bad Block Error Messages

One of the signs that your SSD might be failing is if you get errors involving bad blocks. This is a situation whereby the computer tries to read or save files, but it takes far longer than it should and then results in failure and comes up with an error message. Your files can be affected in a number of ways. One is where the bad block is detected by the system while data is being written to the drive and therefore will not write the data. Another is where the bad block is detected after the data has been written, and it will then refuse to read the data.  

System Crashes when Booting It

Another sign that your SSD could b failing is if your system crashes while you are booting the system. This could be an indication that a problem has developed with the SSD. It could potentially result in you losing all of the files and data on the SSD, which is why it is so important to ensure you have a reliable backup such as a cloud backup solution that will enable you to still access your files should the worst happen. If you do nothing, the issue can continue to get worse until you experience complete failure.

You Can Only Read Data

One other sign to look out for is if your drive will only allow you to read data and will not write any more data to the disk. While you can still retrieve the data from the disk in this situation, it still means that there could be a problem with your SSD. So, this is another of the signs you should look out for.

These are among the key signs that could indicate your SSD may be failing.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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3 years ago

Thank you for sharing, although I don’t want this bad to happen to me, but if there are some signs to know, my data will be safer!
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Priya Singh
2 years ago

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2 years ago

it’s a nightmare to find out your hard drive is gone with all your data, i’m gonna be carefull from now on, thank you for the post ! also check out zolaxispatcher , i hope it helps 🙂