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Anyone had an SSD die?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Telecaster, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Telecaster

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,531

    I have a 512gb sandisk that has my Steam library on it, I don't game any more so I hadn't noticed that it had stopped showing up in the explorer window, I was going to repurpose it for the main drive in a NUC I've acquired so was about to clone my C drive to it and noticed it wasn't showing.

    Changed a few cables to rule them out and it just isn't recognised, same in the bios. it's a bit odd really as it's had virtually no use at all.
     
  2. edscdk

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 17, 2008

    Posts: 6,224

    Seen 3 die out of about 500, mostly cheap crappy brands and a lot of second hand ones as well (over about 4 or 5 years
     
  3. bledd

    Don

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 45,662

    Location: Parts Unknown

    So far, not seen one die. I've had a cheap Ocz old drive cause boot issues, it's been demoted to an external usb ''temp file mover'
     
  4. HoneyBadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 1,979

    Location: 127.0.0.1 [Kent]

    Had a few die. They just give up and exhibit what you describe.

    Just check disk manager in windows and the BIOS to confirm.
     
  5. Telecaster

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,531

    Yeah that's first things I checked, I also have an external USB to SATA adapter and have taken the drive out and tried connecting it as an external drive and it's still not showing up.
     
  6. tamzzy

    Soldato

    Joined: May 26, 2012

    Posts: 6,138

    yea, had a sandisk extreme pro die on me.
    fwiw sandisk RMA was painless and took 14 days from starting the RMA to getting the new ssd back.
     
  7. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 13, 2006

    Posts: 56,276

    I've had some cheapy ones die - but they were used for silly projects so not sure if that was the SSD or the abuse they took.
     
  8. Telecaster

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,531

    Probably out of warranty, I can't remember when I bought it or where from TBH. One for the bin I think.
     
  9. Raggs

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 5, 2008

    Posts: 915

    Location: Sheffield

    had one pack up corsair drive tried everything to get it working stripped everything out of the pc so just that attached and gpu, still no joy so bought a Samsung evo as a replacement one last thing before the corsair went in the bin bought a 2.5 enclosure for it and it worked with that re formatted and now it's back in the pc i don't trust it as a boot drive though
     
  10. ED209

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 5, 2014

    Posts: 5,570

    I have had a Samsung 840 Evo die on me and then had the reseller replace it with a 850 Evo.

    The ssd would be fine then all of a sudden the drive would disappear and windows would crash. This was jus a storage drive as well, I could reboot the pc and would be ok till it happened again. I had to disconnect or form the pc for about ten mins before it would re appear
     
  11. Telecaster

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 17, 2012

    Posts: 4,531

    Interesting. I'm just relieved this was a steam drive and not C drive. Still not good though as I'd relied on having it for the NUC which meant not having to buy a drive for it which obviously keeps the cost down, and now I've ended up buying one for it anyway!
     
  12. FlyingScotsman

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 29, 2008

    Posts: 367

    Location: Scotland

    Not had any die, and have had a few through the years, my boy has an old ocz vertex 2 which is years old and still running strong in his pc.
     
  13. Vince

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 6,126

    Location: Essex

    Interesting topic as I was talking to hypertec about this very thing at work a few weeks back after a powercut took out 6 SSD's. Turns out there is a batch of controllers (sandisk) that many manufacturers use that can simply just die. :( I probably still have an email explaining the issue if anyone is interested?
     
  14. tamzzy

    Soldato

    Joined: May 26, 2012

    Posts: 6,138

    Yes please
     
  15. Vince

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 6,126

    Location: Essex

    Right, turns out it wasn't a few weeks ago but was Feb, I also can't seem to find the techie bits but I think that might be because I rang the guy after this email:

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    Iv'e removed some bits and bobs from the image such as subject, email addresses etc.
     
  16. APM

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 9, 2011

    Posts: 1,282

    Location: Wales

    I've lost a Sandisk but the rma process was very quick and easy so...
     
  17. Disco_P

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 30, 2013

    Posts: 4,878

    Location: Edinburgh

    I've only had a Samsung NVME drive die on me. Kicked the bucket after about a year whereas I have 2 Samsung 830 drives going strong from 2011.
     
  18. tamzzy

    Soldato

    Joined: May 26, 2012

    Posts: 6,138

    which sandisk model is this?
     
  19. Glanza

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 8,429

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Only had a m.2 drive fail so far, not a 'proper' SSD.

    Only had 1 Kingston SSD fail at work was getting on for 4 years old at the time.
     
  20. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 20,113

    Location: Surrey and London

    I had a Corsair die on me last week.