A machine is running Windows 7 x64 with several other systems running on VMware Workstation. I built the machine myself, using only quality parts and ran memtest86+ several times without error. Everything worked perfectly for months.
Then I decided to change the main hard disk, because it was the only part that wasn't new when I built the computer. Since this hdd is only for the OS (there are other HDDs for data), I don't need much space and I wanted to try something new, so I bought a 120 GB solid state drive: OCZ-VERTEX2 3.5
Some time later, the system crashed for the first time. It froze and AFAIR the screen was showing gray stripes. Again, some time later, VMware crashed - same here, VMware has never crashed on any of my machines before. At some point, I wanted to check the drive status (long before the VMware crash, probably last year) of the SSD, so I ran HDD Health and it told me, the SSD's health is 86%. This hasn't changed until today. Since SSDs are supposed to be more stable, I'm wondering if that information is just unaccurate.
Here's my question:
Are those two crashes just unfortunate incidents, which cause some work, because I tend to reinstall crashed systems, or could there by any connection to the SSD? Is there a way to find that out (SSD stability test or something)?
- Asus M4A78 Pro
- 4x 4 GB = 16 GB RAM DDR2
- AMD Phenom 9650 Quad 2.3 GHz