I brought a ThinkPad X201 used and replaced it with Kingston 256GB SSD drive. Used IBM provided recover discs to install Win 7 Professional. I also installed Office Professional 2007 and Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom 3.6 etc. The whole system set up and run in June 2011. It was really fast when using the SSD. The main reason to change to SSD for the reliability of the data. However, last week (it was about 9 month since using the SSD), the SSD drive crashed. The system was running normal on that day, until I click on a program, it said "the program is not able to start 0x00". all the other programs were running properly, after I restart the system, it was giving me two options: running recovery (recommended) or boot as normal. ether of these options were not able to start the OS. During a restart, it automatically run the check disc, and found dozens of errors. After the check disc, it was still not able to start the OS.
One day before the crash, I used Lightroom to process about hundred images, and deleted about hundred images (did not empty the deleted the trash). On the same day before the crash, I moved about hundred of emails from inbox to Achieved folders in Outlook (Office 2007). Other than those, just used word, excel, excess, email, web browser, etc.
My questions for the experts or experienced users in this forum are:
1) Anyone had experiences similar crash on the SSD drive.
2) Can anyone provide any insight to show what could be a cause of this crash.
3) Anything we need to be aware of to prevent this happen again.
I brought a regular hard drive (5400rpm) to replace the SSD, but I found the speed is significantly slower.