We deployed 120 of the SSD320 drives with updated firmware prior to rollout beginning in November 2011. So far we've experienced 7 failures over the course of 3 months - all 7 being the "8MB size BAD_CTX serial number" problem supposedly fixed by the firmware. All 7 drives were successfully re-animated using the SSD Toolbox version 3 software. All of our machines already had the version 2 SSD toolbox software, with the TRIM function regularly scheduled once a week.
The worst part of this whole experience is that when the drive crashes it does so with no warning, and the data is totally unrecoverable. Backup your stuff!!!!! We're in the process of working with Intel on the issue, but the party line so far has been to either RMA or fix the drives. I just wanted to post this so others would be aware that the 8MB bug can still bite even though you're running the latest firmware.
i want to share my HP elitebook 8460p with SSD 320 series problems.
Hard drive Specifications :
1. Model Number : INTEL SSDSA2BW160G3H
2. Model SERIES : INTEL SSD 320 SERIES 160 GB (show as 8 MB in intel SSD toolbox)
3. Serial Number : BAD_CTX 0000013F (shown in intel SSD toolbox)
4. Firmware : 4PC10365
1. Bluescreen error in windows vista enterprise 32 bit after automatic update in my company.
2. After restarting the notebook i got the following message in the startup "REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE". My windows wouldn't even start.
3. I connect my SSD into another computer as secondary drive and boot to the windows. Check in the disk management, i found my harddrive is only 8 MB. Many of the forum called this "8 MB BUG". Note : my SSD harddrive is not shown in my computer.