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# 162056 27-Jan-2015 21:24
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When I got home from work today I turned my Windows 7 computer on and got the message "a disk read error occurred" on my Samsung 840 pro. I tried to boot into Windows 10 which is on a different SSD, it got to the log in screen then failed. I tested all the hard drive connections (fine), rebooted to Windows 7 again, checkdisk ran (on a non-OS drive) and it eventually booted fine. W10 runs ok now too.

Slightly disconcerting as I rely on the machine (though I have a backup/laptop). It was probably 33 degrees in my office, but it started fine after a few minutes. Memtest x86 was run a few days ago, no problems.

I'll probably write it off as "one of those things" but interested in hearing thoughts. Computer seems fine now. If anyone knows a good general test suite that could be interesting - I know prime95 but it's fairly limited.

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  # 1223604 27-Jan-2015 21:27
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Replaced a Samsung evo 840 after this happened, happened again with the next drive. Backed up and crossed my fingers, hasn't happened again.

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  # 1223727 28-Jan-2015 07:34
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I'll be making doubly sure my backups are in place. What's weird is W7 and W10 on different SSDs were affected, I wondered if another component was failing. Could just be the heat, but it wasn't that hot.

Aside: if I was going to build a connected business PC, doing Photoshop and such, needing plenty of SATA and USB 2/3 ports, wanting it to last 5+ years, what motherboard would people use? SuperMicro seems like a good brand for servers. I can't remember what brand I have, possibly Gigabyte.

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