Solid State Drives (SSD) or Hard Disks Drives (HDDs) are the best storage media creations that have happened to the world of computing. These high-capacity and slim devices are now a standard on every ultrabook ana laptops. Featuring the best read and write speeds in the industry, the SSDs are always preferred over traditional hard disks.
At some point in time, these devices end up getting sloppy and unreliable. But how would you know how things are going from good to bad.
SSDs are always dependent on a power supply. And any irregularity in the power current has caused many SSDs to corrupt even existing files. The disk is not rendered useless, but you cannot read certain files. Hard disks to have their own share of problems as their internal components can damage the disk too.
So those who are familiar with the error message when you plug-in your hard disk about 'bad sectors' will need to keep this in mind too. With SSDs, what you get are bad blocks. Scanning your hard disk will reveal the files or sectors that cannot be read nor can any files be written. You will notice that it takes an awfully long time to load the files from the hard disk even when you are browsing it.
No Write, No read
At times, when you're excited to copy all the files to your disk, you're greeted with a "cannot be read/written" message. Well, these are just the starting stages of your SSD getting ready to become obsolete.
Nothing to load
This is every person's nightmare. Waking up one fine day to turn on your laptop, just to find that "the proper files cannot be found". Yes, your operating system is running from a bad block. Fortunately, Windows, as well as Mac, have ways of running diagnostic tools of their own to recover the corrupted files.
Crash and Boot
A similar situation like before, but to a point where your system always reboots to just come back to the same screen. The process goes on and on until you feel your system is worth dumping in the trash.
You read that right! You cannot save any files to your hard disk leaving it useless. You would benefit only by buying a new SSD for your system.