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      • 30. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
        tomandemmy

        installed 320 300gig today. I updated firmware right off. I needed the new drive to replace my 120 ssd.. Installed MW3 . Played for a couple hours. Came home pc at black screen. I had to hook up my old drive. The erase trick doesnt work. stays at 8 meg even after I tried to erase.

        • 31. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
          Grendel

          I deployed eight or nine 320 series SSDs back in july/august '11. All were updateted to the 362 firmware. At this time three of these have failed, all during the last three weeks:

           

          1. 320 120GB retail, broke two days ago. Was installed in a HP laptop running XPx86sp3. Drives showes excessive End-To-End errors in the SMART status and won't boot the OS. Data could be taken off altho the drive was reluctant to give it up. RMA was approved w/o hassle.

           

          2. 320 40GB retail, bricked about three weeks ago. Serial BAD_CTX 0000013F. Was installed in an older P4 desktop running XPx86sp3. The machine was running 24/7 unattended w/ very little disk activity.

           

          3. 320 120GB OEM, bricked about two weeks ago. Serial BAD_CTX 00000130 Was installed in a Shuttle Intel based system running W7U64sp1. The machine was running 24/7 unattended w/ very little disk activity.

           

          No. 2 and 3 disks were restored w/ the secure erase feature of the SSD Toolbox (3.0.1). There was no apparent reason why the disks bricked, both machines are on UPSs and have new PSUs. All powersaving was turned off. As of now I don't know what I'm going to do with these...

           

          FWIIW, here's 40GB drives details exported from the Toolbox. The 120GB drive details are identical except the following four lines:

           

          10-19, Serial Number, BAD_CTX     00000130,

          27-46, Model Number, INTEL SSDSA2CW120G3,

          108-111, World Wide Name, 500151795951D0FB,

          255, Integrity Word, 6FA5,

           

          'ID', 'Description', 'Raw', 'Normalized', 'Threshold', 'Action',

           

          'Word', 'Description', 'Value',
          0, General Configuration, 0040,
          ,     Bit 15 - ATA Device Identifier, 0,
          ,     Bit 14:8 - Retired, 00,
          ,     Bit 7:6 - Obsolete, 1,
          ,     Bit 5:3 - Retired, 0,
          ,     Bit 2 - Response Incomplete, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - Retired, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - Reserved, 0,
          1, Obsolete, 3FFF,
          2, Specific Configuration, C837,
          3, Obsolete, 0010,
          4, Retired, 0000,
          5, Retired, 0000,
          6, Obsolete, 003F,
          7-8, Reserved, 00000000,
          9, Retired, 0000,
          10-19, Serial Number, BAD_CTX     0000013F,
          20-21, Reserved, 00000000,
          22, Obsolete, 0000,
          23-26, Firmware Version, 4PC10362,
          27-46, Model Number, INTEL SSDSA2CT040G3,
          47, READ/WRITE MULTIPLE Support, 8010,
          ,     Bit 15:8, 80,
          ,     Bit 7:0 - Maximum Sectors, 10,
          48, Trusted Computing Feature Set Options, 0000,
          ,     Bit 15 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Must be set to 1, 0,
          ,     Bit 13:1 - Reserved, 0000,
          ,     Bit 0 - Trusted Computing Feature Set Supported, 0,
          49, Capabilities, 2F00,
          ,     Bit 15:14 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 13 - Standby Timer Option, 1,
          ,     Bit 12 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 11 - IORDY Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 10 - IORDY May Be Disabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 9 - LBA Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 8 - DMA Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 7:0 - Retired, 00,
          50, Capabilities, 4000,
          ,     Bit 15 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Must be set to 1, 1,
          ,     Bit 13:2 - Reserved, 0000,
          ,     Bit 1 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - Vendor Specific Minimum Standby timer, 0,
          51-52, Obsolete, 00000000,
          53, Field Validity, 0007,
          ,     Bit 15:8 - Vendor Recommended Free-Fall Control Sensitivity, 00,
          ,     Bit 7:3 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 2 - Word 88 is Valid, 1,
          ,     Bit 1 - Words 70:64 are Valid, 1,
          ,     Bit 0 - Obsolete, 1,
          54-58, Obsolete, 00100010003F3F000000,
          60-61, Total Number of user addressable sectors, 00004000,
          62, Obsolete, 0000,
          63, Multiword DMA Transfer, 0007,
          ,     Bit 15:11 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 10 - Multiword DMA Mode 2 Selected, 0,
          ,     Bit 9 - Multiword DMA Mode 1 Selected, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - Multiword DMA Mode 0 Selected, 0,
          ,     Bit 7:3 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 2 - Multiword DMA Mode 2 Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 1 - Multiword DMA Mode 1 Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 0 - Multiword DMA Mode 0 Supported, 1,
          64, PIO Transfer Modes Supported, 0003,
          ,     Bit 15:2 - Reserved, 0000,
          ,     Bit 1 - PIO Mode 4 Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 0 - PIO Mode 3 Supported, 1,
          65, Minimum Multiword DMA Transfer Cycle Time Per Word (ns), 0078,
          66, Device Recommended Multiword DMA Cycle Time (ns), 0078,
          67, Minimum PIO Transfer Cycle Time Without IORDY Flow Control (ns), 0078,
          68, Minimum PIO Transfer Cycle Time With IORDY Flow Control (ns), 0078,
          69, Additional Supported, 4020,
          ,     Bit 15 - CFast Specification Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Deterministic Read After Trim Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 13 - Long Physical Sector Alignment Error Reporting Control Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 12 - DCO IDENTIFY DMA and DCO SET DMA Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 11 - READ BUFFER DMA Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 10 - WRITE BUFFER DMA Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 9 - SET MAX SET PASSWORD DMA and SET MAX UNLOCK DMA Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE DMA Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 7 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 6 - Optional ATA Device 28-bit Commands Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 5 - Read Zero After Trim Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 4:0 - Reserved, 00,
          70-74, Reserved, 000000000000 00000000,
          75, Queue Depth, 001F,
          ,     Bit 15:5 - Reserved, 000,
          ,     Bit 4:0 - Maximum Queue Depth - 1, 1F,
          76, Serial ATA Capabilities, 0406,
          ,     Bit 15:13 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 12 - Native Command Queuing Priority Information Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 11 - Unload While NCQ Commands Outstanding Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 10 - Phy Event Counters Support, 1,
          ,     Bit 9 - Receipt of Host-Initiated Interface Power Managament Requests Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - Native Command Queuing Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 7:4 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - Serial ATA Gen3 Signaling Speed (6.0 Gbps) Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 2 - Serial ATA Gen2 Signaling Speed (3.0 Gbps) Support, 1,
          ,     Bit 1 - Serial ATA Gen1 Signaling Speed (1.5 Gbps) Support, 1,
          ,     Bit 0, 0,
          77, Reserved for Serial ATA, 0000,
          78, Serial ATA Features Supported, 0040,
          ,     Bit 15:7 - Reserved, 000,
          ,     Bit 6 - Software Settings Preservation Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 5 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 4 - In-Order Data Delivery Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - Device Initiating Interface Power Management (DIPM) Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 2 - DMA Setup Auto-Activate Optimization Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - Non-Zero Buffer Offsets in DMA Setup FIS Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          79, Serial ATA Features Enabled, 0040,
          ,     Bit 15:7 - Reserved, 000,
          ,     Bit 6 - SSP Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 5 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 4 - In-Order Data Delivery Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - Device Initiating Interface Power Management (DIPM) Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 2 - DMA Setup FIS Auto-Activate Optimization Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - Non-Zero Buffer Offsets in DMA Setup FIS Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          80, Major Version Number, 01FC,
          ,     Bit 15 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - ATA14 Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 13 - ATA13 Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 12 - ATA12 Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 11 - ATA11 Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 10 - ATA10 Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 9 - ATA9 Support, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - ATA8-ACS Support, 1,
          ,     Bit 7 - ATA/ATAPI-7 Support, 1,
          ,     Bit 6 - ATA/ATAPI-6 Support, 1,
          ,     Bit 5 - ATA/ATAPI-5 Support, 1,
          ,     Bit 4 - ATA/ATAPI-4 Support, 1,
          ,     Bit 3 - Obsolete, 1,
          ,     Bit 2 - Obsolete, 1,
          ,     Bit 1 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - Reserved, 0,
          81, Minor Version Number, 0029,
          82, Features/Command Sets Supported, 746A,
          ,     Bit 15 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - NOP Command Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 13 - READ BUFFER Command Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 12 - WRITE BUFFER Command Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 11 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 10 - HPA Feature Set Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 9 - DEVICE RESET Command Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - SERVICE Interrupt Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 7 - Release Interrupt Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 6 - Read Look-Ahead Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 5 - Write Cache Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 4 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - Power Management Feature Set Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 2 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - Security Mode Feature Set Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 0 - SMART Feature Set Supported, 0,
          83, Features/Command Sets Supported, 7D01,
          ,     Bit 15 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Must be set to 1, 1,
          ,     Bit 13 - FLUSH CACHE EXT Command Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 12 - Mandatory FLUSH CACHE Command Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 11 - DCO Feature Set Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 10 - 48-Bit Address Feature Set Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 9 - AAM Feature Set Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - HPA Security Extensions Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 7 - Reserved for Address Offset Reserved Area Boot Method, 0,
          ,     Bit 6 - SET FEATURES Subcommand Required to Spinup After Power-Up Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 5 - PUIS Feature Set Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 4 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - APM Feature Set Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 2 - CFA Feature Set Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - TCQ Feature Set Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Command is Supported, 1,
          84, Features/Command Sets Supported, 6160,
          ,     Bit 15 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Must be set to 1, 1,
          ,     Bit 13 - IDLE IMMEDIATE With UNLOAD FEATURE Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 12 - Reserved for Technical Report, 0,
          ,     Bit 11 - Reserved for Technical Report, 0,
          ,     Bit 10:9 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - 64-Bit World Wide Name Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 7 - WRITE DMA QUEUED FUA EXT Command Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 6 - WRITE DMA FUA EXT Command Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 5 - GPL Feature Set Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 4 - Streaming Feature Set Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - Media Card Pass Through Command Feature Set Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 2 - Media Serial Number Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - SMART Self-Test Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - SMART Error Logging Supported, 0,
          85, Features/Command Sets Enabled, 7468,
          ,     Bit 15 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - NOP Command Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 13 - READ BUFFER Command Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 12 - WRITE BUFFER Command Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 11 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 10 - HPA Feature Set Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 9 - DEVICE RESET Command Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - SERVICE Interrupt Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 7 - Release Interrupt Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 6 - Look-Ahead Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 5 - Write Cache Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 4 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - Power Management Feature Set Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 2 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - Security Mode Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - SMART Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          86, Features/Command Sets Enabled, BC01,
          ,     Bit 15 - Words 119-120 Are Valid, 1,
          ,     Bit 14 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 13 - FLUSH CACHE EXT Command Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 12 - Mandatory FLUSH CACHE Command Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 11 - DCO Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 10 - 48-Bit Address Feature Set Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 9 - AAM Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - HPA Security Extensions Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 7 - Reserved for Address Offset Reserved Area Boot Method, 0,
          ,     Bit 6 - SET FEATURES Subcommand Required to Spinup After Power-Up, 0,
          ,     Bit 5 - Power-Up In Standby Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 4 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - APM Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 2 - CFA Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - TCQ Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Command Enabled, 1,
          87, Features/Command Sets Enabled, 6163,
          ,     Bit 15 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Must be set to 1, 1,
          ,     Bit 13 - IDLE IMMEDIATE With UNLOAD FEATURE Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 12 - Reserved for Technical Report, 0,
          ,     Bit 11 - Reserved for Technical Report, 0,
          ,     Bit 10:9 - Obsolete, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - 64-Bit World Wide Name Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 7 - WRITE DMA QUEUED FUA EXT Command Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 6 - WRITE DMA FUA EXT Command Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 5 - GPL Feature Set Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 4 - Streaming Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - Media Card Pass Through Command Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 2 - Media Serial Number Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - SMART Self-Test Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 0 - SMART Error Logging Enabled, 1,
          88, Ultra DMA Modes, 207F,
          ,     Bit 15 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Ultra DMA Mode 6 Selected, 0,
          ,     Bit 13 - Ultra DMA Mode 5 Selected, 1,
          ,     Bit 12 - Ultra DMA Mode 4 Selected, 0,
          ,     Bit 11 - Ultra DMA Mode 3 Selected, 0,
          ,     Bit 10 - Ultra DMA Mode 2 Selected, 0,
          ,     Bit 9 - Ultra DMA Mode 1 Selected, 0,
          ,     Bit 8 - Ultra DMA Mode 0 Selected, 0,
          ,     Bit 7 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 6 - Ultra DMA Mode 6 and Below Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 5 - Ultra DMA Mode 5 and Below Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 4 - Ultra DMA Mode 4 and Below Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 3 - Ultra DMA Mode 3 and Below Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 2 - Ultra DMA Mode 2 and Below Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 1 - Ultra DMA Mode 1 and Below Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 0 - Ultra DMA Mode 0 and Below Supported, 1,
          89, SECURITY ERASE UNIT Time, 0001,
          90, ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT Time, 0001,
          91, Advanced Power Management Level, 0000,
          ,     Bit 15:8 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 7:0 - Level, 00,
          92, Master Password Revision Code, FFFE,
          93, Hardware Reset Result, 0000,
          94, Current Automatic Acoustic Management Value, 0000,
          ,     Bit 15:8 - Vendor's Recommended Value, 00,
          ,     Bit 7:0 - Current Value, 00,
          95, Stream Minimum Request Size, 0000,
          96, Streaming Transfer Time - DMA, 0000,
          97, Streaming Access Latency - DMA and PIO, 0000,
          98-99, Streaming Performance Granularity, 00000000,
          100-103, Maximum User 48-Bit LBA, 0000000000004000,
          104, Streaming Transfer Time - PIO, 0000,
          105, Maximum 512-byte blocks of LBA Range Entries per DATA SET MANAGEMENT command, 0008,
          106, Physical / Logical Sector Size, 4000,
          ,     Bit 15 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Must be set to 1, 1,
          ,     Bit 13 - Device has Multiple Logical Sectors Per Physical Sector, 0,
          ,     Bit 12 - Logical Sector Size Larger than 256 Words, 0,
          ,     Bit 11:4 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 3:0 - 2^Value Sectors Per Physical Sector, 0,
          107, Inter-Seek Delay for ISO7779 Standard Acoustic Testing, 0000,
          108-111, World Wide Name, 5001517959552815,
          112-116, Reserved, 0000000000000000 0000,
          117-118, Logical Sector Size, 00000000,
          119, Features/Command Sets Supported, 401C,
          ,     Bit 15 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Must be set to 1, 1,
          ,     Bit 13:6 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 5 - Free-Fall Control Feature Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 4 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Command With Mode 3 Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 3 - READ/WRITE LOG DMA EXT Optional GPL Commands Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 2 - WRITE UNCORRECTABLE EXT Command Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 1 - Write-Read-Verify Feature Set Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - Reserved for DDT, 0,
          120, Features/Command Sets Enabled, 401C,
          ,     Bit 15 - Must be set to 0, 0,
          ,     Bit 14 - Must be set to 1, 1,
          ,     Bit 13:6 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 5 - Free-Fall Control Feature Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 4 - DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Command With Mode 3 Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 3 - READ/WRITE LOG DMA EXT Optional GPL Commands Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 2 - WRITE UNCORRECTABLE EXT Command Enabled, 1,
          ,     Bit 1 - Write-Read-Verify Feature Set Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - Reserved for DDT, 0,
          121-126, Reserved For Expanded Supported and Enabled Settings, 0000000000000000 00000000,
          127, Obsolete, 0000,
          128, Security Status, 0029,
          ,     Bit 15:9 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 8 - Master Password Capability, 0,
          ,     Bit 7:6 - Reserved, 0,
          ,     Bit 5 - Enhanced Security Erase Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 4 - Security Count Expired, 0,
          ,     Bit 3 - Security Frozen, 1,
          ,     Bit 2 - Security Locked, 0,
          ,     Bit 1 - Security Enabled, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - Security Supported, 1,
          129-159, Vendor Specific, 000117700BB71770 177017700BB70FA0 0FA0000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 000000000000,
          160, CFA Power Mode, 0000,
          161-167, Reserved for CFA, 0000000000000000 000000000000,
          168, Device Nominal Form Factor, 0000,
          ,     Bit 15:4 - Reserved, 000,
          ,     Bit 3:0 - Form Factor, 0,
          169, Data Set Management Support, 0001,
          ,     Bit 15:1 - Reserved, 0000,
          ,     Bit 0 - Data Set Management Supported, 1,
          170-175, Reserved, 0000000000000000 00000000,
          176-205, Current Media Serial Number, 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 00000000,
          206, SCT Command Transport, 003D,
          ,     Bit 15:12 - Vendor Specific, 0,
          ,     Bit 11:6 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 5 - SCT Data Tables Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 4 - SCT Features Control Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 3 - SCT Error Recovery Control Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 2 - SCT Write Same Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 1 - SCT Long Sector Access Supported, 0,
          ,     Bit 0 - SCT Command Transport Supported, 1,
          207-208, Reserved, 00000000,
          209, Alignment of Logical Blocks Within a Physical Block, 0000,
          210-211, Write-Read-Verify Sector Count Mode 3, 00000000,
          212-213, Write-Read-Verify Sector Count Mode 2, 00000000,
          214, NV Cache Capabilities, 0000,
          215-216, NV Cache Size In Logical Blocks, 00000000,
          217, Nominal Media Rotation Rate, 0001,
          218, Reserved, 0000,
          219, NV Cache Options, 0000,
          220, Write-Read-Verify Mode, 0000,
          ,     Bit 15:8 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 7:0 - Write-Read-Verify Feature Set Current Mode, 00,
          221, Reserved, 0000,
          222, Transport Major Version Number, 101F,
          ,     Bit 15:12 - Transport Type, 1,
          ,     Bit 11:5 - Reserved, 00,
          ,     Bit 4 - SATA Rev 2.6 Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 3 - SATA Rev 2.5 Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 2 - SATA II: Extensions Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 1 - SATA 1.0a Supported, 1,
          ,     Bit 0 - ATA8-AST Supported, 1,
          223, Transport Minor Version Number, 0000,
          224-233, Reserved, 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 00000000,
          234, Minimum Number Of Blocks Per DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Mode 3, 0001,
          235, Maximum Number Of Blocks Per DOWNLOAD MICROCODE Mode 3, 0400,
          236-254, Reserved, 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000 000000000000,
          255, Integrity Word, E5A5,

           

          'Item', '', 'Value',
          Operating System, Name, Microsoft Windows XP Professional,
          , Version, 5.1.2600,
          , Service Pack, 3,
          Computer, Manufacturer, To Be Filled By O.E.M.,
          , Model, To Be Filled By O.E.M.,
          Processor, ,               Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz,
          Controller, Name, Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers,
          , Driver Version, 6.3.0.1005,
          Controller, Name, Primary IDE Channel,
          , Driver Version, 5.1.2600.2180,
          Controller, Name, Secondary IDE Channel,
          , Driver Version, 5.1.2600.2180,
          Controller, Name, Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers,
          , Driver Version, 6.3.0.1005,
          Controller, Name, Primary IDE Channel,
          , Driver Version, 5.1.2600.2180,
          Controller, Name, Secondary IDE Channel,
          , Driver Version, 5.1.2600.2180,

          • 32. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
            L10090

            With the latest 320 series firmware installed (v0362) and than three drive failures within the 9 installed SSD drives is IMHO very shocking! And Intel still playing deaf.

            • 33. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
              uiopwrepoqweuropqwruopqwuiopqw

              Small business here with about 35 SSD's installed in HP laptops and desktops, of which 19 are Intel Based.  We have never had an Intel SSD failure.  We run 80G Gen2 through 180G 520's, and one 120G 320, running on current hardware.

               

              I won't knock or praise other competitors on Intel's board, but we also run other brands and have only had issues with one of those.  I'll never use that brand again, because the failure rates were high and the vendor refused refund.

              • 34. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                roman_pearce

                I got a failure on new drive that came with 362.  Really not liking my options here.

                • 35. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                  remy.blank

                  Add me to the list. Installed a 300 GB 320 into a DELL Latitude D620 about two months ago, updated to the latest firmware on the same day. Got a blue screen yesterday, and after the restart, it shows a size of 8 MB, all zeros. Running the firmware update tool shows that it's indeed fully updated.

                   

                  So this issue is definitely not fixed.

                  • 36. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                    h8less

                    Looks like there are still no official responses....

                     

                    My case: had 320 ssd half yr ago, bricked once after using 2 months, fixed with complete restore and new firmware. Yesterday it happened again. Using a mac so don't have any info for the failure, however I believe it's the same issue as it's on a pc.

                     

                    Was really enjoy using it but the bug is fatal, I hope Intel can do something about it, like a big company suppose to.

                    • 37. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                      zxmar05

                      Yesterday my 320 ssd died on my the second time, with updated firmware of course!

                       

                      I'm switching brands now. Will sell the replacement 320 on ebay.

                       

                      I will avoid Intel products in the future.

                       

                      A problem with a product can happen to any company, but the way Intel has handled this affair has convinced me not to trust them with my business anymore.

                       

                      Too bad they have a virtual monopoly on some products. Well, maybe that is part of the problem...

                      • 38. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                        jackl92

                        What?! are you guys serious?!!

                        I am gonna return my SSD immediately tomorrow, just bought it cuz boxing day. I rather use HDD in case like this.

                        • 39. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                          nomad_fj

                          I have had two 600 GB drive fail both with latest firmware.  First one was RA by intel (very efficiently).  But the problem happened on the new unit as well.  Tried to escalate the issue with intel but did not get anywhere.

                           

                          Here is what I got back from intel:

                           

                          With regards to your inquiry, you may refer to our FAQ posted on Intel Communities website:
                          http://communities.intel.com/thread/24121

                           

                          Here's a part taken from the website:
                          What should I do if I have not experienced this issue?

                           

                          To minimize occurrence, if a system requires a shut down, Intel recommends using that system’s standard power shut down sequence.  As with any storage device, Intel recommends users frequently back up their data.  Download and install the new firmware when it is available.  As with our previous firmware updates, a secure erase is not required.

                           

                          We would like to apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

                           

                           

                          Have decided to cut my losses, and go with another brand.

                          • 40. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                            savage22

                            I bought my Intel 320 series 120 gig SSD back on 12/26/11. All was well until it blew up today due to this 8mb bug. I was on the latest firmware of motherboard and SSD. I can safely say I will never buy another Intel SSD. If you have one of these drives back up everything and put the drive in the trash ASAP.

                            • 41. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                              L10090

                              I lost all confidence in the Intel SSD 320 series and especially the Intel support.

                              Therefore I sold my 320 series 80GB SSD and replaced it with a Crucial m4 128GB SSD.

                              • 42. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                                curiouscat

                                This is what I'm considering as well, selling my 320 for an m4. This is ridiculous. Why is Intel silent on this issue now? Did they stop reading these threads?

                                • 43. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                                  rex

                                  Mine got bricked just last night! good to find there are others who had a similar issue.

                                   

                                  I bought my drive around second quarter last year and heard this bricking issue a few months later and proceeded to update the firmware as soon as I got the time before I actually got affected by this.

                                   

                                  Well, surprise, surprise! That first firmware update to fix this issue didn't solve the problem and this time around I got hit! I got this drive partitioned to hold my mac and another partition for windows. am not, too, fuzzed about my os x side since i have time machine for that but my windows partition is what i'm worried. is there anyway to recover the data without having to "secure erase" the drive, update, etc....? i do 't understand why go the erase route in the first place. at least for regular hard disk you have data recovery vendors to that.

                                   

                                  I'm starting to doubt SSD reliability here specially this coming from intel, since my main reason to switching to ssd drives are that - reliability! and my  drive's barely just a year from use!

                                  • 44. Re: Anyone else had a repeat 8mb brick on 320 ssd AFTER firmware update.
                                    aaedaien

                                    I installed the 120GB 320SSD around Christmas and used it as the primary drive. It was working like a charm until it randomly crashed while my wife was using it, threw up a quick BSOD, and rebooted. After this point, it would only boot to the secondary drive (had not formatted it in case of issues like this) and now both Disk Management and Intel SSD Toolbox see it as an 8MB drive. I am unable to Secure Erase the drive, as it says it is security locked, and I have tried reseating the drive to reset it.

                                     

                                    What is the process of getting a return authorization for these drives? Complete failure after 3 months is pretty unbelievable, especially for a drive that you pay extra for their reliability.