My own T430s laptop is only six months old, but its primary SSD has failed me twice already. We have at least one other laptop at pod that also had SSD problems. Enough reason to take a closer look.
The laptop had been in the dock in standby over the long weekend, but it was fully powered down when I took it out of the dock and left for work this morning. I did not have a good feeling when I turned it on in the office, and indeed, the boot process stopped with the dreaded Error 2100: HDD0 (Hard disk drive) initialization error. I removed the drive, swapped it with another SSD in the drive bay, used a USB dock, all to no avail. The Thinkpad would stubbornly refuse to properly initialize the drive and boot from it. So I called Lenovo support and reluctantly agreed to having a replacement drive shipped to me – reluctantly because the failing drive is already a replacement drive. Then I went out, purchased a new SSD, and spent the rest of the day installing Windows and apps.