7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2013 6:07 PM by theguythatgotfooled

    Ebay SSD fraud or just ignorance: help with new purchase please

    theguythatgotfooled

      I recently bought an 80gb 320 series ssd. I loaded intel toolbox and discovered (after a few months had passed after purchase from ebay) that the device has some strange properties. The drive health is almost 100%.

       

      The smart details show:

       

      host writes: ~433gb

      timed workload media wear: 22828302 (divide by 1024 yields: 22293%)

      workload read write ratio: 79

      timed workload timer (in min): 2151741392

       

      Questions:

       

      1. It is possible to manually change the workload timer to a user defined value?

      2. Is the correct procedure to divide e2 (timed workload media wear field) by 1024 to yield a percentage wear estimate?

      3. The workload timer does not give a unit of time but I believe it is minutes. This number is crazy.

      4. Did I buy a salvaged SSD about to get thrown in the trash that was then resold on ebay?

       

      Sigh

       

      If my understanding of these E1-E4 fields are correct, I believe someone manually edited some of the fields and put in gibrish that is somehow fooling the diagnostic system. It probably doesn't accept values above a certain threshold. I.e., there is no way the workload timer is right.

        • 1. Re: Ebay SSD fraud or just ignorance: help with new purchase please
          joe_intel

          It is not possible to manually change the SMART attributes to user defined value. We highly recommend purchasing new Intel® SSDs from an Intel® Authorized Distributor.

           

          You may also verify if the drive has the latest firmware.

           

          https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?lang=eng&changeLang=true&DwnldId=18363

           

          The following document may provide additional information:

           

          http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/product-specifications/ssd-320-enterprise-server-storage-application-specification-addendum.pdf

          • 2. Re: Ebay SSD fraud or just ignorance: help with new purchase please
            theguythatgotfooled

            Hmm, sounds good to me. But why are the e1-e4 attributes so strange? In particular, how do you correctly interpret the timed workload media wear attribute in my data?

             

            Also, what advantage is there to purchasing a drive new if the smart data cannot be edited, so long as the smart data is the same as advertised?

            • 3. Re: Ebay SSD fraud or just ignorance: help with new purchase please
              joe_intel

              The values appear out of proportion somehow; however, we do not know at this time what usage was given to the drive or where it came from.

               

              The recommendation of buying an Intel® SSD from an authorized distributor is basically in order to obtain full support and warranty from Intel so you can get a drive that will perform as expected.

              • 4. Re: Ebay SSD fraud or just ignorance: help with new purchase please
                theguythatgotfooled

                Here is the full smart data exported to csv format:

                ]http://speedy.sh/BAAUx/ssd-data.csv

                 

                 

                But, if you don't want to download it, here is the raw text

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

                03, Spin Up Time, 0, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                04, Start/Stop Count, 0, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                05, Re-allocated Sector Count, 0, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                09, Power-On Hours Count, 1008, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                0C, Power Cycle Count, 37, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                AA, Available Reserved Space, 0, 100, 10, Ready for use.

                AB, Program Fail Count, 0, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                AC, Erase Fail Count, 0, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                B7, SATA Downshift Count, 0, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                B8, End-to-End Error Detection Count, 0, 100, 90, Ready for use.

                BB, Uncorrectable Error Count, 0, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                C0, Unsafe Shutdown Count, 3, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                C7, CRC Error Count, 0, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                E1, Host Writes, 456.22 GB, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                E2, Timed Workload - Media Wear, 22828311, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                E3, Timed Workload - Host Read/Write Ratio, 32, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                E4, Timed Workload Timer, 2151746622, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                E8, Available Reserved Space, 0, 100, 10, Ready for use.

                E9, Media Wearout Indicator, 0, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                F1, Total LBAs Written, 456.22 GB, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                F2, Total LBAs Read, 217.91 GB, 100, 0, Ready for use.

                 

                 

                '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, BTPR305002A6080BGN

                20-21, Reserved, 00000000

                22, Obsolete, 0000

                23-26, Firmware Version, 4PC10362

                27-46, Model Number, INTEL SSDSA2CW080G3

                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, 3FFF0010003FFC1000FB

                59, Multiple Sector Setting, 0110

                ,     Bit 15 - Block Erase Ext Command Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 14 - Overwrite Ext Command Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 13 - Crypto Scramble Ext Command Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 12 - Sanitize Feature Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 11:9 - Reserved, 0

                ,     Bit 8 - Setting is Valid, 1

                ,     Bit 7:0 - Sectors Per Transfer, 10

                60-61, Total Number of user addressable sectors, 0950F8B0

                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 - Device Encrypts All User Data, 0

                ,     Bit 3 - Extended Number of User Addressable Sectors Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 2 - All Write Cache Non-Volatile, 0

                ,     Bit 1:0 - Reserved, 0

                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, 0506

                ,     Bit 15 - READ LOG DMA EXT As READ LOG EXT Support, 0

                ,     Bit 14 - Device Automatic Partial to Slumber Transitions Support, 0

                ,     Bit 13 - Host Automatic Partial to Slumber Transitions Support, 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, 1

                ,     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, Serial ATA Additional Capabilities, 0000

                ,     Bit 15:8 - Reserved, 00

                ,     Bit 7 - DEVSLP to Reduced Power State, 0

                ,     Bit 6 - RECEIVE FPDMA QUEUED and SEND FPDMA QUEUED Commands Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 5 - NCQ Queue Management Command Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 4 - NCQ Streaming Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 3:1 - Coded Value Indicating Current Negotiated Serial ATA Signal Speed, 0

                ,     Bit 0 - Shall be cleared to 0, 0

                78, Serial ATA Features Supported, 0048

                ,     Bit 15:10 - Reserved, 00

                ,     Bit 9 - Hybrid Information Feature Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 8 - Link Power State Device Sleep Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 7 - NCQ Autosense Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 6 - Software Settings Preservation Supported, 1

                ,     Bit 5 - Hardware Feature Control Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 4 - In-Order Data Delivery Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 3 - Device Initiating Interface Power Management (DIPM) Supported, 1

                ,     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 15:10 - Reserved, 00

                ,     Bit 9 - Hybrid Information Feature Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 8 - Link Power State Device Sleep Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 7 - Automatic Partial to Slumber Transitions Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 6 - Software Settings Preservation Enabled, 1

                ,     Bit 5 - Hardware Feature Control Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 4 - In-Order Data Delivery Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 3 - Device Initiating Interface Power Management (DIPM) Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 2 - DMA Setup Auto-Activation 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, 746B

                ,     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 - PACKET Feature Set Supported, 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, 1

                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, 6163

                ,     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 - Obsolete, 0

                ,     Bit 11 - Obsolete, 0

                ,     Bit 10:9 - Obsolete, 0

                ,     Bit 8 - 64-Bit World Wide Name Supported, 1

                ,     Bit 7 - Obsolete, 0

                ,     Bit 6 - WRITE DMA FUA EXT and WRITE MULTIPLE FUA EXT Commands Supported, 1

                ,     Bit 5 - GPL Feature Set Supported, 1

                ,     Bit 4 - Streaming Feature Set Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 3 - Obsolete, 0

                ,     Bit 2 - Media Serial Number Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 1 - SMART Self-Test Supported, 1

                ,     Bit 0 - SMART Error Logging Supported, 1

                85, Features/Command Sets Enabled, 7469

                ,     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 - Read Look-Ahead Enabled, 1

                ,     Bit 5 - Volatile Write Cache Enabled, 1

                ,     Bit 4 - PACKET Feature Set Enabled, 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, 1

                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 - FLUSH CACHE Command Enabled, 1

                ,     Bit 11 - DCO Enabled, 1

                ,     Bit 10 - 48-Bit Address Feature Set Enabled, 1

                ,     Bit 9 - Obsolete, 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 - PUIS Feature Set Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 4 - Obsolete, 0

                ,     Bit 3 - APM Feature Set Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 2 - CFA Feature Set Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 1 - Obsolete, 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, 407F

                ,     Bit 15 - Reserved, 0

                ,     Bit 14 - Ultra DMA Mode 6 Selected, 1

                ,     Bit 13 - Ultra DMA Mode 5 Selected, 0

                ,     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

                ,     Bit 15 - Extended Time Reported In Bits 14:0, 0

                ,     Bit 14:8 - Extended Time Required Normal Mode SECURITY ERASE UNIT, 00

                ,     Bit 7:0 - Normal or Extended Time Required Normal Mode SECURITY ERASE UNIT, 01

                90, ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT Time, 0001

                ,     Bit 15 - Extended Time Reported In Bits 14:0, 0

                ,     Bit 14:8 - Extended Time Required Enhanced Mode SECURITY ERASE UNIT, 00

                ,     Bit 7:0 - Normal or Extended Time Required Enhanced Mode SECURITY ERASE UNIT, 01

                91, Advanced Power Management Level, 0000

                ,     Bit 15:8 - Reserved, 00

                ,     Bit 7:0 - APM Level Value, 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, 000000000950F8B0

                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, 50015178F35C3A0D

                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 13:9 - Reserved, 00

                ,     Bit 8 - Accessible Max Address Configuration Feature Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 7 - Extended Power Conditions Feature Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 6 - Sense Data Reporting Feature Supported, 0

                ,     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 13:9 - Reserved, 00

                ,     Bit 8 - Accessible Max Address Configuration Feature Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 7 - Extended Power Conditions Feature Enabled, 0

                ,     Bit 6 - Sense Data Reporting Feature Enabled, 0

                ,     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 11:8 - Reserved, 00

                ,     Bit 7 - Reserved for Serial ATA, 0

                ,     Bit 6 - Reserved, 0

                ,     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 11:7 - Reserved, 00

                ,     Bit 6 - SATA Rev 3.1 Supported, 0

                ,     Bit 5 - SATA Rev 3.0 Supported, 0

                ,     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, 55A5

                 

                 

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                Controller, Name, IDE Channel

                Driver Version, 6.1.7601.18231

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                Controller, Name, Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller

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                Controller, Name, IDE Channel

                Driver Version, 6.1.7601.18231

                 

                 

                'Manufacturer', 'Description', 'Version', 'Controller Mode'

                (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers), IDE Channel, 6.1, Controller used with this drive is in AHCI or RAID mode

                 

                 

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                • 5. Re: Ebay SSD fraud or just ignorance: help with new purchase please
                  razzi


                  WOW now I have a headache.     

                  I went through that info.... all I picked up was It looks like somewhere there is a secret erase password.....

                  • 6. Re: Ebay SSD fraud or just ignorance: help with new purchase please
                    razzi

                    I guess if the workload timer is in  hours it comes out to about a quarter million years.... he he....in minutes it's about 25,000 years... seconds 2,500 years.... that drive has been on a time machine!

                    • 7. Re: Ebay SSD fraud or just ignorance: help with new purchase please
                      theguythatgotfooled

                      Yep, but the power on time is consistent with my usage. I read somewhere that you CAN modify the smart data. Maybe not on intel drives though.

                       

                      You can reset certain parameters to test the drive health. That is, you can see what 'x workload' does to the drive. Resetting certain parameters thus is useful and is a feature.

                       

                      Also, saying that intel doesn't allow editing smart values doesn't mean someone hasn't hacked it.