Does this mean my SSD HDD is dead?

Lukehere

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Hi,

My laptop very suddenly died on me and I need help accurately diagnosing the problem because I'm a wee bit confused by the evidence.

It is a Asus Zenbook UX301LA, which has two 128GB SSD disks, and maybe a RAID system but I'm not too sure about that.

I've put a Windows 10 ISO on to a USB Flash drive. None of the repair options work. However, the image I've uploaded to TinyPic, I think, is telling me the first SSD drive is dead, but I don't understand what to make of the RAID system which is 'Normal' and 'Bootable', because I can't boot in to anything.


When i attempted to write over the drive and reinstall Windows 10 from the USB ISO (I don't need to save any data), I got the following message that prevented me from proceeding:
'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style'

If the SSD is dead, and it will allow me to buy and install a new one, I'd happily do that. But I don't understand what the GPT issue is and I'm worried I'll encounter another problem if I were to buy a new SSD.

Any advise on what I can look at here to resolve this? I know I may have to attempt several things before resolving it.

Here is the image again because it disappeared:


Many thanks
 

BadAsAl

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From what I have been reading this is not a hardware failure so the SSD is likely good.
Since you are already trying to reinstall Windows I am guessing the data is not important. I would go into the configuration utility, Ctrl - I, and delete the RAID array and then recreate it. Then when you go to install Windows 10 you should only have unallocated space and can just click Next to let Windows build it's partitions and install Windows.
 

BadAsAl

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From what I have been reading this is not a hardware failure so the SSD is likely good.
Since you are already trying to reinstall Windows I am guessing the data is not important. I would go into the configuration utility, Ctrl - I, and delete the RAID array and then recreate it. Then when you go to install Windows 10 you should only have unallocated space and can just click Next to let Windows build it's partitions and install Windows.
 

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