I have an Vertex 3 120GB that was bricked 2-3 years ago. Just stopped working out of nowhere.
I still require an SSD to carry the system but I do not have the resources to invest in a new one, so I ve been continually postponing it, all this time.
Here's what I ve done so far, and the weird results:
- Connected to the system while running, searched through Device Manager for hardware changes (failed)
- Tested recognition in bios, in two different systems. (failed)
- Opened in it up to check the LED indicators. Power is on. FLT (standing for failure) is off. No other LEDs recognized/seen, if they even exist.
- Connected to the system (not 5 mins ago) again, opened Firefox (force of habit), newgames.com poped up immediately (what?!) turned the system off.
What are the chances this is a virus and not a bricked ssd?
Also, on another note I ve always had 2 hard drives for back-up purposes (as in, if one fails I already have a Windows-ready drive to boot) and so that I don't burden a drive that has to manage the OS with the game/program I want to run. Lately I ve been noticing some co-dependance. Windows looks like it uses both drives for some reason resulting in disappearance of files, errors in running programs that are installed on the primary, and an unreasonable boot-up loading time/lag.
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