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    Default Samsung 870 EVO SSD alert

    Seems problems are brewing with this particular Samsung SSD model. So far its been rather hush hush, with no public admission from Samsung and very little mentioned in the trade press, but RMAs are flying fast and furious. Corporate users are pretty much screwed given the hoops they make you jump through for returning each faulty drive.

    The early posts on the thread below seem to imply only early batches of drives made in 2021 were the problem, but the failure patterns turned out to be more widespread and proved that assumption a bit incorrect. Article also originally said only 2 and 4 TB models involved, but 1 TB and 0.5 TB also mentioned later on. Problems have very little to do with the number of TB written, and only appear 2-12 months after purchase when you suddenly stumble when attempting to read files. I feel sorry for PC builders who put these in their clients machines and are now running around putting other SSDs in as replacements in a hurry before data on client's drive becomes unreadable.

    If you have one of these drives, run the Samsung Magician tool get any critical data off it now if you see high rates in SMART values for UEC and ECC.

    https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/t...ailure.291504/




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    That's one of the risks you take, when using SSDs irrespective of its reliability. The "electronic" aspect of it, means, failure = total loss of data. Providing every PC builder has at least one mechanical drive, then they'll always have a fall-back.
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    They may trundle along, but I'm glad my main PC has three good old fashioned mechanical HD's!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elliot15 View Post
    That's one of the risks you take, when using SSDs irrespective of its reliability. The "electronic" aspect of it, means, failure = total loss of data. Providing every PC builder has at least one mechanical drive, then they'll always have a fall-back.
    Lets see,
    The motherboard is all electrinic,
    The GPU is all electronic,
    The memory is all electronic,
    The CPU is all electronic.

    Are these not reliable enough for you?
    Cheers
    Derek

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    It's new fangled and not as reliable. Like fuel injection and electronic ignition and engine control modules.

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    As someone who has managed a data center and worked in IT operations management, I'll still take the uptime and MTBF ratings on a SSD.

    BTW, thanks to the OP. Crystal Disk Info found the unrecoverable error signature on one of our laptop drives. It'll be replaced...
    Last edited by eolesen; 07-02-2022 at 04:06 PM.

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    >It's new fangled and not as reliable. Like fuel injection and electronic ignition and engine control modules.

    My last car with all of those things was 19yo when it was written off 5 years ago in an accident, a Volvo s40.
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    Derek

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