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Registered: ‎08-02-2017

Re: SanDisk Ultra II 480 died...

same thing happened to me . I honestly dont care about warranty. but going forward I'll not use SSDs. Too unreliable, we've had 5 SSD drives dies. MTBF figure are all false.  Every SSD seems to die at between  to  years. My belief is Microsoft OS is the problem, pagefiles system and other  background  burns controllers and cells out.   Some place claim they can retore SSD data by:

a) replacing the controller, or

b) replacing the connector.

 

immediately after getting the drive up back up  copy all data to new drive.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-10-2017

Re: SanDisk Ultra II 480 died...

My ultra 2 960gb died too. It was barely over a year old but I've not really had my pc on much during the year so the ontime and data written woukd still have been low.
Luckily my windows install is on my Samsung 840 evo that's over 2 years old and I have a 1tb hd for storing documents but the ultra 2 was just for steam, origin and other program installs so my pc is still running. Currently waiting on rma and if this replacement fails I just hope it's within the 3 year warranty period....(fingers crossed I get an upgrade lol)
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-15-2017

Re: SanDisk Ultra II 480 died...

Mine and my brothers 240GB and 120GB have both died this week. Brought at different times, mine is only 3 months old. And we live in sperate towns. Both run the sandisk ultra 2

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-26-2017

Re: SanDisk Ultra II 480 died...

Another one bytes the dust......

 

Ultra II 480 about 9 months old

 

Croaked. Nothing in BIOS. Nothing on any program. Tried the plug into power but not data for 20 mins, cycle twice... still nothing.

 

A complete brick.

 

Not going to bother with an RMA since the replacement will likely be just as prone to complete failure in the future.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-12-2018

Re: SanDisk Ultra II 480 died...

Another to the list Ultra ii 480. no warning signs, woke up to dead pc, boots direct to bios. pulled and put into external dock and nothing. Have heard it could be a bad controller chip. If anyone has info on this repair please reply as I have some data I have to retrieve.

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-12-2018

Re: SanDisk Ultra II 480 died...

My thoughs exactly, why RMA you also loose any chance of data retrieval.

Newbie
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎09-26-2017

Re: SanDisk Ultra II 480 died...

theys video may help you a bit if you want recover data

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsojCyeOSuw4Odm6MyBXLmg

 

and you may consider watching eevblog or ohter youtube channels to learn soldering if you want recover data.

just look soldering  tutorials videos.

 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2DjFE7Xf11URZqWBigcVOQ

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-05-2018

Re: SanDisk Ultra II 480 died...

Yes, another death here, a 480, just came in this morning to see the PC sat in BIOS settings and no SSD showing.

When I personally die, I'm going to have all the deceased hard drives of mine buried with me, then one day in the future some archaeologist can have fun conducting data recovery on my digital life starting off with a few floppies and Zip drives (I wont suggest that the punched paper tape will survive) in maybe 300 years hence Smiley Happy