I am still unable to backup using WHS but now I get this massgae:
"The computer failed to take a snapshot of the volume for backup. System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The system cannot find the file specified (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070002) at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRIn"
I also looked at the computer event log and found some error masages:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk2\DR2
The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C:.
It sounds to me like the memory controller has an error occurring. It's possible you have some bad blocks in the SSD? it sounds to me like one of the NAND chips inside of the SSD is having some trouble. I'd ask intel about it.
This is what I was affriad of...
Is there anything else I can check to be sure its a hardware problem?
I know how to call the store I bought the disk from but how do I contact Intel directly?
simply by using check disk, you've pretty much isolated it as a hardware problem. although if you have the data backed up, you could attempt to write 0s to the drive. by writing to every block, that allows you to test every block of the drive. but no guarentees. and you'd lose everything on the drive. as for obtaining an RMA and/or contacting intel about this, the page you likely would need is the link below.
hope this is of help. and my best to a quick solution
Many thanks - its a shame - its a new drive and my other one is working fine as far as I can tell.
I will first call the store and see what they say.