Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Safe to run Check Disk / CHKDSK on SSD / Solid State Drive

Safe to run Check Disk / CHKDSK on a SSD / Solid State Drive - What other people say.

Summary - It is OK to run a file system check, but do not use any bad sector recovery options. Running Check Disk without any "switches" ( /f /b) is OK.

Most forum around the the net are inconclusive when it comes to whether it is safe to run Check Disk / CHKDSK on a SSD, and I guess in their experience it hasn't caused an problems.

Super User  - YES to use CHKDSK on a SSD

Toms Hardware - NO

AnandTech - MAYBE

overclock.net - MAYBE

ocztechnologyforum.com - OCZ skirt round the issue.

Safe to run Check Disk / CHKDSK on a SSD / Solid State Drive - My Experience.

I am just one person with one brand of SSD, but when I ran check disk with the "recover bad sectors options" selected I lost 27 GB of my SSD to bad sectors, these are what I understand to be soft bad sectors and would go away with a reformat.

My drive is a PCIe Revo Drive from OCZ, so I did a search and found others with the same problem. Do not "attempt to recover bad sectors" on an SSD.

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