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As Mr. Atwood wrote this week, I need to come to accept that my SSD will be a little problematic, as seems to be norm for this generation of drives. My motherboard is an X58 Sabertooth, and I'm running Windows 7.

This morning, when I rebooted, Windows informed me that it could not load. This is after I reinstalled it about a week ago. What can I do to increase the time between failures?

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You buy a more reliable drive than OCZ.

A more practical suggestion probably is to make sure that garbage collection/TRIM/whatever your drive needs is running properly. There's no reason a default installation of Windows 7 should not work fine, in AHCI mode, on any SSD indefinitely without failure. Either there's something wrong with the drive or there's something independent that's gotten damaged in the installation.

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OCZ's do have a pretty high failure rate... – Not Kyle stop stalking me May 4 '11 at 16:44
could you be more specific on what you mean by "garbage collection/TRIM/whatever"? I found an article on Wikipedia that explains it, but no specific steps I should take, given my hardware. – Bob Kaufman May 4 '11 at 21:03
This is something that will vary with your drive. I think the drive in question does automatic garbage collection, so you should be fine on that front, but I'm not 100% on that. Really, running in AHCI rather than IDE mode (and ensuring your partitions are properly aligned, which if you made them under Windows 7 they are so I didn't mention it) are the biggest factors. – Shinrai May 4 '11 at 21:40

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