SSD Diagnostic Dilemma.

DSTM

Active Member
Jul 26, 2009
Sydney Australia
Thread starter #1
I am having issues with an older Intel SSD. This is where I am up to.
This is the second SSD in as many days giving me grief. The other SSD issue was posted on another site.
I should have posted it here on ExTS.

I tried to clone this SSD drive onto another spinner. A WD Blue.
Wouldn't clone. Gave me an error "MFT corrupt- Error Code 6".
First I used "DUMo" for a diagnostic. Results said SSD was bad, likely to fail, export all onto another drive quickly.
Next I used Intel's own diagostic and came back all good with green tick.

Where to go from here so I run CHKDSK C: only to find any issues with this drive.
Results Volume Bitmap is incorrect.
Then run CHKDSK C: /r
Results Failed to repair
Then run CHKDSK C: / f
Results Clean bill of health.

It is obvious Intel's own diagnostic can't be trusted.

My thoughts this Intel SSD is too risky to have an OS on and should be turfed. (Out of warranty)
In this case "DUMo" got it right and Intel got it wrong. Most techies say only trust the manufacturer.
I went out today and bought another Samsung 850 EVO 250 GIG.

What would you have done in this case? I believe I have picked the correct solution.
 
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Nov 19, 2003
Florida U.S.A.
Admin #2
Code 6 error is file system corruption. I would guess that the drive is about to fail. As far as Intel tools go I've never had good results with them. Had an obviously dead drive show as good and had a brand new drive show as bad.
 

Tony D

Super-Moderator
Jan 18, 2016
SE Pennsylvania, USA
Admin #3
Adding to Bob's thoughts, I was trying to create an image of a hard drive using Acronis True Image (TI) 2010 Home. TI didn't even see the drive. The drive was connected to my computer via a SATA/USB adapter. It mounted just fine and looked fine, but TI still didn't see it. Turns out the drive was using GPT as opposed to MBR. The version of TI was using didn't recognize GPT disks. I upgraded to TI 2014 and was able to clone.

So, does your backup software recognize GPT disks?
 

DSTM

Active Member
Jul 26, 2009
Sydney Australia
Thread starter #4
Code 6 error is file system corruption. I would guess that the drive is about to fail. As far as Intel tools go I've never had good results with them. Had an obviously dead drive show as good and had a brand new drive show as bad.
I wasn't sure at first what "MFT corrupt" and "Volume Bitmap incorrect" was so I asked Cindy and she explained to me, and said run CHKDSK. Thanks Cindy.:)
 
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