I recently purchased a SSD about 7 months ago (Corsair Neutron Series 256GB - ZSSD-N256GB3-BK). When I got the SSD, I performed a fresh install of Windows 7 on the drive. I've had no problems with the drive until about 2 months ago. Since 2 months ago, when I turn the computer on I get the following error message right after POST: "Reboot and select a proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key." If I press Ctrl+ALT+Del to restart the computer, then it will boot up fine. This only happened every once in a while. However, in the past 2 weeks it has gotten worse, and I seem to get this error message every single time I turn the computer on. If I press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart the computer, it always boots up the second time around without any problems. But I am not sure why it will not boot the first time. I downloaded The Corsair Toolbox from the Corsair website which has a SMART test built into the tool. The results of the test are: OK.
Could my SSD be failing already? Are there any other tools designed to do extensive testing on SSD's? What do you think the problem could be and how should I proceed in troubleshooting this issue? Thanks in advance for all the help.
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