This just happened to me yesterday, never heard of that firmware update, so i never updated it. All my stuff is gone now.
Got two bricked drives which cannot initialize, after rebooting mashines and shutting down intel DC S3700 100GB // DC S3610 400 GB all with actual firmware installed, but has a same error...
I have an intel 320 series 300gb SSD that has this 8mb bug on firmware 4PC10362. I just want to be able to use the drive and don't care about data recovery. I downloaded Intel SSD Toolbox to update it's firmware, but the 320 series SSD only comes up under "other drives" and doesn't allow for me to update its firmware. Could this be due to me using a caddy to connect it to my PC?
Can you use it on desktop
My 320 Intel ssd has been bricked from 8mb bug 1/7/2020. I try to update it from Intel update tool and won't update. Shown to me error no known update for ssd. And firmware version is 4PC10302.
Anyone experience the 8mb bug and in the larest firmware, just do secure erase using parted magic 2016 and click the sleep button to unfreeze your ssd so it can be formatted and be 100% working again
Don't forget to set the password to NULL once you done unfreezing it
I serviced a PC with Intel Pro 5400s SSD, which after a power loss, the SSD not reported in BIOS. This particular SSD not mentoined under the 8MB bug in Intel site, but they still recommend to update firmware on it, if system giving "System gives error 'Boot device not found'" error: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000028269/memory-and-storage.html
Unfortunately, after creating a boot USB for the Intel Firmware Update Tool, there's no any FW update for this particular drive available (FW version LSF037P). Program said please contact with an Intel representative. What a joke!
Luckily I can get back most of the client's personal data (pictures, documents, videos) only with Photorec, which is part of the Testdisk package. Even ddrescue was unable to create a full virtual image from the drive, so I had to data rescue on the actual drive, which I'm very uncomfortable with, but there wasn't any better choice. GetDataBack Simple or Recuva was like toys, nothing useful came out. Oddly enough, Testdisk was able to browse the disk, but only saw the Bin and the pagefile.sys on the drive!?
After a low-level format with both KillDisk and the official recommended Intel Data Migration Software, the SMART error still present. So I just recommended for my client to buy a new Samsung 860 EVO SSD and forget this drive, although now can be used, but there's a big change it will fail again soon.
Just stay away from Intel SSDs!
I have 3 320 Series( 160/120/80) and one 310 Series40 m-Sata, a 910 Series 400 and a 750 Series 400, and i had a 520, 530 both 240series and have aX-25M 80
I got one
I had a similar drive(was the same thing now that I think about it).
Would install Windows alright, Linux, whatever.
But would not boot. No matter the computer.
Put it in a 2nd hdd caddy for a laptop, and installed Windows 10.
Booted fine in regular SATA port after that. I'll look to see if it's the 320 series.
Take it apart
Great drive, but there is one issue that some buyers may need to know. If you look at the drive you'll notice that black rectangular piece of plastic at the top. Its some kind of bumper i guess? Anyway, for a lot of ultrabooks you'll have to remove it to get it to fit properly and this will void the warranty. Also the screws that hold the bumper on also hold the drive together so you have to put them back. They do not screw down all the way so you'll have 4 screws that are raised above the drive
Over 6 minutes of filler before talking about anything but the box and unboxing it. Next, a bit about your system for testing. How about focusing on what people are interested in, rather than making us play the whole skip till he actually has something of merit?
This - it's absolutely the most reliable SSD on the market. But if you just wanna use it for gaming and that sort then I'd just go with whatever is cheaper, because they are comparable in performance.
This really looks like a favored review. I recon that these SSD's are one of the best - but I really feel like you hid the front of the SSD... The SSD doesn't look very good on the front. The surface doesn't have a finish, so it's very rigid. Did you pay for the SSD your self, or was it sponsored?
Not sure what size, but I do think that the screws needed come with the SSD.
Does it support TRIM?
fingers crossed waiting for my first ssd.
Go with Intel. It's mutch more reliable and faster too. :)
what size is the screw you need to hold the case together when you take the spacer off?
It may be worth mentioning that the black rectangle around the drive comes off, to change the form factor to that of a new Ultra-book; what the drive was originally intended to be put in.
Hi, thanks for your nice video! i'm looking for a reliable ssd which will unfortunately be working in SATA 2... after watching your video i'm confused whether i should buy the intel 520 series 240GB or the samsung 830 256GB... Which one would you choose if you were me ? thanks in advance !
Kingston and Sandisk are far superior than Intel. Intel is only good for low failure rates. But speed, ehh, looking else where.
209 dollars worth it for the 120gb one?
How would you compare it with Sandisk Extreme?
Whoa, you talk kinda fast. Great vid, I like the brief benchmark results.
Can you make a Windows 7 boot test using this SSD? :P
@SquirrelFromGradLife Check out hardwareheaven just google it if you want side by side speed comparisons.
I simply can't understand why these hardware test sites do not make a quick comparison to other drives side by side when they have made the tests. How hard can that be? You've got the data for the OCZ Vertex 3, Corsair Force 3 etc well show us.. come on..
@PriDzn Message me your Skype details and ill add you on there :) Sorry it's been a bit hectic :)
how can a 5000 erase cycle piece of dogshit called outstanding endurance?
tsss two of those dogshit in raid 0 is not even 1/4 of the speed of my Micron P320h on a PCI-E gen3 slot
wow a skull design and a speed demon sticker? sounds to evil for me why couldnt they just left it blank with there intel logo on it, on the other hand razer has 3 snakes that form 3 sixes on there logo imo. why cant they just put a heart symbol or a happy face for that matter it will make it look less sinister:).
This guy & his name are amazing.
makes it hard to pick this or the 960GB crucial SSD for pretty much the same thing.
Dong ngo is the best
Dong Ngo, this is the guy who make Flappy Bird? Why is he doing CNET video now?
$1.37 for a gig if im correct.
Just because someone does not have the same so called "American accent" does not make him less than anyone else! Let alone saying " he doesn't speak perfect English" FYI: American accent or slung does not determine whether a person knows English or not. Stop judging ppl!
Dong Ngo is the man!
I see what he did there
The death drive
speak English please
Its not a very competitive price. I got the Samsung 840 EVO 1TB for $540 of amazon like 4 months ago.
Man, I wanna be Dong Ngo!
The Dong FTW!
The skull looks like Dong Ngo,
Why can't Dong do more videos
What did he say?
All cnet vids with dong Ngo should say so in the title
Not a pleasure to listen!