4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 28, 2009 8:49 AM by blowd

    Bad NAND Flash chip on 80GB X25-M Gen2 SSD?


      I recently purchased a 80GB X25-M Gen2 SSD, and so far I have only installed Windows 7 Pro and a few applications on it. I ran HDTune and Sisoft sandra, and I noticed that my drive performance is quite bad during the first "10 percent" of the disk.


      Here is an image of the HDTune test:



      Considering that there are 10 flash chips on the SSD, is it possible that one of the flash chips is defective? If this is the case, will intel replace my drive if there is a defective flash chip on it?


      Also, how do I know that the OS has recognised my SSD as an SSD, and is using TRIM?


      Thanks for your help.