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OCZ Vertex 3 Raw Read Error Rate/Predicted TEC

Hello, all.
I like to occasionally run DiskCheckup to monitor the health of my drives, and I'm seeing something that's a bit worrying.
http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2196/i9ir.png

As you can see, the Raw Read Error Rate on my Vertex 3 is very high, and the Predicted TEC Date is pretty soon.
I've been using this drive since April, 2012, as a boot drive. I haven't noticed any change in performance. Boot times are still quick, and the few programs I do have installed on it launch almost instantly. I haven't seen any freezing or stuttering, either.

I don't have a lot of experience with SSDs (this is my first one), so I'm not sure if it's time to back everything up and invoke my warranty or not.

The rest of my system specs:

EVGA Mobo
Core i7 920 @ 3.5Ghz
12GB DDR3 1600
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950
1x 1TB WD Black
1x 1TB Seagate Barracuda
Corsair TX850M

Thanks in advance for any comments/advice!
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    Download and run OCZ's Toobox. View the S.M.A.R.T. info from the toolbox and see if you get the same error message.
    http://ocz.com/consumer/download/firmware

    If you get the same message then go to OCZ's Support Forum, talk to one of the moderators, and see if you can RMA the drive.
    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?254-Vertex3-Agility3-Solid3-support-and-discussion-forum
  2. Dereck47 said:
    Download and run OCZ's Toobox. View the S.M.A.R.T. info from the toolbox and see if you get the same error message.
    http://ocz.com/consumer/download/firmware

    If you get the same message then go to OCZ's Support Forum, talk to one of the moderators, and see if you can RMA the drive.
    http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?254-Vertex3-Agility3-Solid3-support-and-discussion-forum


    Thanks, I totally forgot about Toolbox. I downloaded it, and it's not reporting any errors so I ran DiskCheckup again, and it was showing all of my drives on the brink of failure (this morning it said my other drives were fine). Grabbed SpeedFan, and it showed everything was okay with all three drives. Uninstalled/reinstalled DiskCheckup and now it's showing normal values.

    Probably should've thought to use a different program this morning, but it was early and I may have panicked a little bit :)

    On the plus side, I now have OCZ's own monitoring software installed, so I can be fairly certain I'm getting accurate readings.

    Thanks again for the help!
  3. No problem.
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