3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2013 4:37 PM by alex_ru RSS

SSD 320 hangs after prompting for password

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I have a 160gb 320 SSD in my Lenovo W510 laptop. It has worked well, but today, win7 suddenly hung with the drive light on. After a few minutes I cold-booted the machine.


The SSD has the ATA password set, and the prompt came up as normal. However, once I hit enter after typing in the password, the machine hangs, again with the HDD light on.


If I remove the ssd, replace it with another identical 320 ssd and boot from the replacement, then insert the original non-functional ssd into the drive bay, intel RST identifies the faulty drive, its size, serial number, firmwaver version and that it is locked. It also provide the unlock functionality, but it seems to have a lower limit of characters available for providing a password than does the Lenovo BIOS - so it failed the attempt to unlock the drive from RST.


Drive model: INTEL SSDSA2CW160G3

firmware: 4PC10362


Is there anything else I can try, or is the only solution to return the drive as defective?



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