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SSD hangs at boot; sometimes crashes


I bought a pretty cheap Kingston 30GB SSD (part number SNV125-S2) off eBay; the seller guaranteed that it wouldn't be DOA, which it wasn't. I was able to install Windows 8 fine, but I'm currently running into a pretty annoying issue with hang-ups during the boot sequence. It's a little odd: sometimes I can boot into Windows fine, while other times I'll simply get an infinite loading screen. Once I'm in Windows, the everything works rather fine, though it does give a blue screen ("We're sorry..." message) from time to time.

I ran a few S.M.A.R.T tests and didn't get and errors. I looked around the Kingston site for a firmware update, but it appears that this particular model doesn't have any. Looking at the motherboard's BIOS changelog, there doesn't seem to be any issues regarding SSD support.

Any suggestions?

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

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