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The 8MB drive capacity report is a generic failure mode that the 320 Series SSD was intentionally designed to go into when it determines that it can no longer operate in a reliable manner. The drive can go into this mode for different reasons (not just the firmware causes corrected with the Px10362 firmware release).
Since you have the most recent firmware, the most likely cause is failure of one of the NAND components. Please contact your nearest Intel Customer Support contact center to set up a warranty return.
Thanks for clearing that up - there's so much stuff around related to 'CTX_BAD' - but all of it I found was reporting the original firmware issues - i.e. you couldn't work out that this can also happen for other / genuine 'drive has failed reasons'.
Rather annoying as it had 100% life left according to SMART (which never gave any pre-warning of the failure either) - hopefully that'll be a lesson for others not to trust SMART more than backups, if nothing else! (This drive was part of a RAID array in addition to being backed up daily - so we're not lost data).
Any genuine attempt at a solution to get data from the 8MB BAD_CTX 13F bug from Intel?
really joe, IS THAT TRUE?
i've just lost my drive to the BUG, had the latest firmware and toolbox reported no issues
intel sold me a SHONKY product (in fact i bought two), a product that is non-merchantable, if it was a car, then intel would be forced to do a product recall
i will be contacting warranty to get a full refund on both
I am really sorry for the trouble.
There is a lab in Czech (Europe), called DATA112. They can recover data from Intel 320 SSD with BAD_CTX issue, price is around 600EUR.
What did it report as serial nr. ?
Mine (also with new firmware) showed 0000011d, whereas the original firmware bug
lead to 0000013f.