As a solution to a previous issue I had (Windows 7 computer hangs for a few seconds very frequently; disk I/O light stays on turing freezes), I replaced my presumed failing HDD with a brand new SSD (a mSATA chip inside a 1.8" adapter). During set-up, the computer ran normally, but now it hangs for minutes at a time randomly (I can't find a reliable way to reproduce this, usually happens when I initiate disk I/O, though). The disk I/O light remains solid on while the computer is frozen.
I used Acronis Drive Monitor and found that the new SSD has a "soft read error rate" of over 6 million (and increasing). After some quick searching, I learned that this is characteristic of a drive that is failing.
My computer is a Lenovo Thinkpad T410s, and I'm up to day with Windows Update, as well as with Lenovo's Thinkvantage System Update (drivers). My SSD is an OCZ Nocti series mSATA SSD.
Any thoughts? Many thanks for your time.
UPDATE: The soft read error rate is increasing about every minute.