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Old 12-09-2011, 02:08 AM
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Woah! SSD found in wrong flashing tool, but not in right one

Wrong tool - finds my drive

Right tool - does not find my drive, even in compatibility mode (my Windows 7 doesn't list Windows 7 in the compatibility mode listing, but setting it as Vista doesn't work either). Even when run as administrator is set.

I think this flashing tool needs an update itself. There's clearly an issue here.

This is on an Acer Aspire One 721 series. I also tried on my PC with a Gigabyte motherboard and AMD Phenom II x6.

Both computers were set to SATA AHCI, I even tried cycling all other settings to see if they worked.

-- Back story: the reason why I want to do a firmware update is that this drive failed on me last night when I came home.

I had left my netbook copying my music collection to the drive all day (copying probably only took a half hour or something). The drive was on in my laptop all day. When I arrived home I put my computer to sleep by closing the lid and set it in my room. Later when I went to wake up the netbook my drive would not init. The HD indicator LED was on solid and I got a no-OS error.

Today I booted up in Linux and was able to see the drive. I created a new partition table and installed Linux fine. I was able to install Windows 7 as well (what I'm typing this on).

I was wondering if maybe the firmware update would provide a fix. Maybe I should just RMA the drive as it's clearly faulty (it was a refurb to start with).

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Old 12-12-2018, 03:25 PM
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I still have the same SSD, but a replacement one that Corsair sent me. (Thanks for being good sports about bad hardware, Corsair!)

I was wondering if there are any new firmware versions for it?

sudo skdump /dev/sde
Device: sat16:/dev/sde
Type: 16 Byte SCSI ATA SAT Passthru
Size: 85857 MiB
Model: [Corsair CSSD-F90GB2]
Serial: [1102651633FF03350071]
Firmware: [2.0]
SMART Available: yes
Awake: yes
SMART Disk Health Good: yes
Off-line Data Collection Status: [Off-line data collection activity was never started.]
Total Time To Complete Off-Line Data Collection: 0 s
Self-Test Execution Status: [The previous self-test routine completed without error or no self-test has ever been run.]
Percent Self-Test Remaining: 0%
Conveyance Self-Test Available: yes
Short/Extended Self-Test Available: yes
Start Self-Test Available: yes
Abort Self-Test Available: yes
Short Self-Test Polling Time: 1 min
Extended Self-Test Polling Time: 48 min
Conveyance Self-Test Polling Time: 2 min
Bad Sectors: 0 sectors
Powered On: 3.8 years
Power Cycles: 820
Average Powered On Per Power Cycle: 1.7 days
Temperature: 1.0 C
Attribute Parsing Verification: Good
Overall Status: GOOD
ID# Name Value Worst Thres Pretty Raw Type Updates Good Good/Past
1 raw-read-error-rate 118 99 50 177384075 0x8baa920a0000 prefail online yes yes
5 reallocated-sector-count 100 100 3 0 sectors 0x000000000000 prefail online yes yes
9 power-on-hours 100 100 0 3.8 years 0x66800000a8cb old-age online n/a n/a
12 power-cycle-count 100 100 0 820 0x340300000000 old-age online n/a n/a
171 program-fail-count n/a n/a 0 0 0x000000000000 old-age online n/a n/a
172 erase-fail-count n/a n/a 0 0 0x000000000000 old-age online n/a n/a
174 attribute-174 n/a n/a 0 n/a 0x750000000000 old-age offline n/a n/a
177 wear-leveling-count n/a n/a 0 1 0x010000000000 old-age offline n/a n/a
181 program-fail-count-total n/a n/a 0 0 0x000000000000 old-age online n/a n/a
182 erase-fail-count-total n/a n/a 0 0 0x000000000000 old-age online n/a n/a
187 reported-uncorrect 100 100 0 0 sectors 0x000000000000 old-age online n/a n/a
194 temperature-celsius-2 1 129 0 1.0 C 0x010081007f00 old-age online n/a n/a
195 hardware-ecc-recovered 118 99 0 177384075 0x8baa920a0000 old-age offline n/a n/a
196 reallocated-event-count 100 100 0 0 0x000000000000 prefail online n/a n/a
231 temperature-celsius 100 100 10 0.0 C 0x000000000000 prefail online yes yes
233 power-on-seconds-2 n/a n/a 0 n/a 0x801b00000000 old-age offline n/a n/a
234 uncorrectable-ecc-count n/a n/a 0 8512 sectors 0x402100000000 old-age online n/a n/a
241 total-lbas-written n/a n/a 0 285.615 GB 0x402100000000 old-age online n/a n/a
242 total-lbas-read n/a n/a 0 644.245 GB 0x004b00000000 old-age online n/a n/a
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Old 12-12-2018, 04:03 PM
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Post Linux boot drive CORSAIR F90

I am wondering if I should update the firmware or maybe just stop using this old SSD. Despite being SMART status good with no reported bad sectors, my file server is currently very slow. I'm not at home to physically check it but typing in a console is about 1 second behind for each character I type.

The Gitlab server is just sitting there churning.

This isn't something you would expect from an SSD.
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