I am updating my SSD page on my gaming site, I am seeking exact model numbers of affected drives
So far I have been able to google up 2 models, I am wondering if there are others?
This is starting to look a lot like the Seagate 7200.11 problem where disks started dying fast.
For what it's worth for the Intel engineers, there was no power loss in my case. My computer was on, we had no power outages, I walked away, came back an hour later to find my computer rebooted to my old disk drive. The Intel did not show up in My Computer. It did show up in BIOS as 8Mb and in Computer Management -but just the drive, no partitions and no capacity data. The computer is on a battery backup with power conditioning and I shut down and unplug the whole kit and kaboodle during storms.
My extra bit of fun is a Win 7 64 bug that does not recognize USB drives (or more accurately, recognizes them only when it feels like it, which is rarely). When it does recognize them, it will hang Explorer if I try to copy anything to the external drive. Needless to say, auto backups can't work and manual backups have been a huge and constant challenge. I lost everything but what I'd laboriously backed up two weeks ago on a series of CD ROMs.
It would be really nice to know tthree things:
- An estimated date for the firmware fix
- Whether that's for functional drives only or for busted ones too
- If it's for busted ones, will I be able to retrieve data or not?
- An estimated date for the firmware fix
Looks like you have more than a few issues.
Look for surge arrestors if you are in an area prone to lightning.
Yeah, no kiddn'! My UPS has surge protection. We've had some nasty storms with lotza lightning so I know I'm being paranoid but I feel better just disconnecting everything.
Thanks for the suggestion though!
What is the model number of your SSD?
Pb free 2LI (Lead free -and data free too!)
Made in China!
Model: SSDSA2CW080G3 2.5"
3Gb/s SATA SSD80G 5V 1A
Thanks, that now makes it 3 different models (sizes) caught up in the problem.
Try wiping the disk with some tool like the one I mentioned on my SSD page.
I believe a safe use of SSD is for caching rather than as the system disk. I explained why on the page.
Interesting article on using SSD for caching rather than the OS. I use this for biz without a lot of graphics, etc. but I do have 10 or so programs going all day. Your suggestions seem to make sense to someone like me that only knows enough to be dangerous and I have found that gamers seem most adept at tweaking systems for optimal performance.
I would like to get the info off first if possible. Still no word from Intel as to whether this is even possible. My guess is I'm hosed. In any case, I want to see what fix Intel has for the firmware as that would probbaly be better than making it work now and then having to potentialy wipe it all when they do get a fix.
Microsoft has listened to gamers lots and those features are very popular.
I suggest a fast SATA SSD for a cache as it will boost performance in games big time.
Lots of corporate types ride on gamer experiences to learn how to make servers run better.
Then server types help bring prices down with volume purchases so its win/win
Wait for firmware, at least untill Intel gives an answer is it destructable for user data or not.
What about S.M.A.R.T. data can you see it for your SSD? If yes can you post it?
You can use http://hddscan.com/ program to get it.
Just run the program, select proper drive (ssd) and press S.M.A.R.T. button
In the next window you will see the results, do a printsreen and post the image online
As for me, I prefer to use SSD as usual hard drive, as it should be for this class of media (MTBF is similar to magnetic media, desktop class), absolutely no reason to reinvent the wheel, building some "readyforkillingmyssdboost" cache from ssd instead using it as normal drive, IMHO.
I don't trust Intel drives anymore, so my OS SSD is not Intel one and backup is done once per day. If you don't like USB drives use networking ones (NAS or Media players) for backups.
I like my USB HD dock, I pop a HD in and its ready to go
they are cheap on eBay, and some can hold 2 disks
I yanked that pup out but I'll pop it back in and do the S.M.A.R.T. thing.
Let me know how it pans out