Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

SSD Drive Read Errors


My laptop has a Kimtigo SSD 512GB hard drive. It is divided into 2 partitions. Windows 10 operating system is on the C: partition. All data is stored on the other F: partition. I have good backups of both partitions that are about 6 weeks old. When I attempted to back up (differentially) the F partition today, I get 30 read errors. ScanDisk shows no errors. If this was a spinning hard drive, I would do a surface check.

I will be replacing the drive as soon as I can get one on order. I will probably upgrade to 1 TB SSD drive

Is there a good program to check a SSD drive?

Should I clone the old drive to the new drive or is it better to do a full reinstallation of Windows 10? My laptop will not support Windows 11.

All thoughts and comments are welcome.

Please give me enough troubles, uncertainty, problems, obstacles and STRESS so that I do not become arrogant, proud, and smug in my own abilities, and enough blessings and good times that I realize that someone else is in charge of my life.

Travel Photos

Nomad II
Nomad II

Crystaldiskinfo gives all the "smart" parameters so you can see how sick your drive thinks it is.

Personally I think that if you don't have a lot programs that won't get transferred over, it's better to do a clean installation, otherwise clone.

If you can, it can be useful to keep the failing drive on your PC. If it's a desktop, use another SATA port. If it's a laptop like mine, use an external box with USB connection. The one I use is: