SSD Raid 0 setup keeps failing after 1 month clean install

Hello there,

i got a problem i boght a new desktop about 8 months ago with 2 crusial mx4 ssd's. After 3months i got a fail at the startup and after some fidling i made another clean install and it was working fine again. since then evry month my ssd's will fail during a boot and i lose all data. When i cleaninstall again it repeats this. Last time it failed i switcht the data kables for new ones and it booted again but only for 1 day this time. Anyone know how u can fix this problem? Driver updates i have tryed but same problem.
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  1. My personal opinion is that RAID 0 is too risky to use unless there is a compelling need for the extra speed, and that with SSDs there is rarely that need. I recommend not using RAID 0.

    That said (no offense meant), I have some suggestions.

    1) Download and run diagnostics against both SSDs. If one of them is defective, it's no surprise that the RAID fails regularly.

    2) You said that you bought it recently. If the SSD RAID 0 came with it, the maker should provide warranty support.

    3) It would help if we knew what model motherboard you have or, if a preconfigured vendor system, what make and model.

    4) Although this would be massively time-consuming, my gut reaction if the SSDs test out good would be to
    a) Try the system with just one SSD for six weeks and see if it fails.
    b) If it didn't fail, try it for six weeks with the other SSD.
    c) Try it with a RAID 0 of known good HDDs, or two known good SSDs.

    The idea is to try to localize the problem - is a drive failing, is the RAID controller coughing, where is the problem happening?
  2. WyomingKnott said:
    My personal opinion is that RAID 0 is too risky to use unless there is a compelling need for the extra speed, and that with SSDs there is rarely that need. I recommend not using RAID 0.

    That said (no offense meant), I have some suggestions.

    1) Download and run diagnostics against both SSDs. If one of them is defective, it's no surprise that the RAID fails regularly.

    2) You said that you bought it recently. If the SSD RAID 0 came with it, the maker should provide warranty support.

    3) It would help if we knew what model motherboard you have or, if a preconfigured vendor system, what make and model.

    4) Although this would be massively time-consuming, my gut reaction if the SSDs test out good would be to
    a) Try the system with just one SSD for six weeks and see if it fails.
    b) If it didn't fail, try it for six weeks with the other SSD.
    c) Try it with a RAID 0 of known good HDDs, or two known good SSDs.

    The idea is to try to localize the problem - is a drive failing, is the RAID controller coughing, where is the problem happening?


    Thanks for your reply. i have been testing these ssd's 2 times witout the raid 0 settings and the same disk keeps failing after a while. my motherboard is an asrock z87m Extreme 4. Running diagnostics against them i've tryed aswell and no errors where found. So i guess its the ssd itself then and should go with the warranty? I ordered 2 new ones today hah so maybe go to raid 5 next if warranty is still active. Thanks again!
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