Thank you for your post.
The situation you describe can be related to a failing hard drive or overheating of the system. To check the system temperature you may see this in the BIOS. The SSDs are tested to operate between 0 degrees Celsius and 70 degrees Celsius.
If the issue persists the next step would be to replace the SSD, if you got it less than 30 days ago you also have the option to return it to the place of purchase in most countries. Otherwise please contact us (select the appropriate country) http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contact/phone
Have the SSD handy since we will require some number of the sticker on the SSD
That's overheating problem. I set fan speed fixed at 100% for testing purpose and tried benchmarking tools and full diagnostic scan by SSD Toolbox. And voila! No more crashes. And also no problem was reported by SSD Toolbox.
Fixing the system fan speed of Intel NUC at 100% keeps CPU temp about 45 Celsius. And I think it was quite sufficient to keep the whole system cool.
I suppose that I better choose "cool" option from BIOS in order to keep this system stable.
Thank you SO MUCH!
Does this also apply to the 525 series 240G SSD? I seem to be having the same issue with it.
Sorry, I ment to reply to the Intel message.....
Yes Alan, it also applies to the 525 240GB.
Additionally. you may test the SSD in a different computer.
Do the 525 240GB series run hot usually? I have put my fans to max, but am still getting crashes from time to time. I am running the full diagnostic scan from the Toolbox, and when it gets to the Data Integrity part, the temp always spikes up to near 70c before I cancel it.
I am not sure what else to do. The rest of the temps in the computer are fine, nothing else is even near the danger zone. So is it possible that I have a defective SSD, or is there another issue that could be causing the heat?
Yes, it seems the 525 series run hotter than average mSATA drives: Intel SSD 525 Overheating
If you are experiencing the problem in an Intel NUC, you can contact Intel Support and request a specially designed thermal pad that mounts between the drive and the NUC chassis to help the drive dissipate heat. More info here: Re: DC3217IYE - No bootable device found and here: Next Unit of Computing Boards — High temperature causes SSD to stop working
Thanks for the info and reply. The problem is in a regular motherboard (DH87RL) running in my desktop.
Not sure what else I can do other than send it back and maybe get a 520 series?
Perhaps active cooling? Like zip-tying an 40 or 60 mm fan to it. It doesn't have to be a high-RPM unit as long as it is close.
Yeah, I ordered a 40mm fan and am going to try that. Thanks for the idea. Once I get it installed and check the temps I will post back here and let everyone know how it worked.