Revive solid state disk
Posted on 2013-02-04
I have a 3 year old OCZ Agility 2 solid state disk (32gb). It's having some strange problems.
Whether connected via USB, or SATA, after plugging it in, everything is detected okay and the drive appears and I can read and write to it for a short time, but after a minute or so it hangs and the drive stops responding.
S.M.A.R.T. checks out and shows everything is healthy. I deleted all the partitions and repartitioned in just in-case it was a logical problem with the storage. Doesn't help. Is this the dreaded "wearing" of SSDs happening to this device?
Is there any way to get some more use out of this thing? Any utilities to remap worn sectors or anything like that?
I don't care about the data, just want to try and keep using it for a little while longer as an external drive.