xtremis Posted December 30, 2010 Share Posted December 30, 2010 Hi All, I have an F120 on my desktop, and I'm pretty happy with it. Following my purchase, and my praise, my boss bought an SSD for his laptop (from another brand). However, after a couple of weeks, after some hibernate operation (following a low battery situation), his SSD stopped writing information: he formated it, installed Windows on it, rebooted it, and when he did a cold shutdown and started everything again, the SSD would be in the state before the hibernate operation, even after a couple of weeks. I've seen this problem reported here on the Corsair forums, and on the brand forum as well. He ended up replacing the SSD with a new one, this time a Corsair (since mine was working so fine). But this time, after a different issue with power (I believe the laptop went into sleep mode or something), the BIOS stopped seeing the SSD at all. We tried an USB-SATA cable, we even tried it on my desktop, but the SSD was never recognized again. It ended up going back to the supplier again. I know it's not exactly my problem, and my own Corsair is still working fine after a couple of months, but these problems on my boss laptop got me wondering. What's the deal with SSD problems and power issues? Both problems seem to be related somewhat to some power operation on the laptop, but what scares me most is that it seems that all it takes is some "quirky" power issue and the SSD will be damaged permanently. Granted, a classic hard drive can become corrupt if the power goes down abruptly, but I've never seen a classic hard drive getting totally trashed just by a simple power issue. Is this a problem on the controllers (as this seems to be affecting several brands)? Is it something related to the way laptops manage power? On my own desktop, I have all the power management stuff turned off, and I only do shutdowns on the machine (never sleep or hibernate). I'm asking this because my boss was getting into the whole SSD thing, but after this he's reconsidering all that, and saying that the technology doesn't seem to be ready for mainstream yet. Any thoughts? Cheers! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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