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Newbie
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎08-04-2013

Ultra SSD Died Suddenly After 2 Years

Our Sandisk Ultra 120GB SSD worked perfectly for 2 years without a single problem or glitch. Recently we turned on the computer and it said we have no boot drive ... please insert Windows install disk, etc. The drive is no longer recognised at all. We put in our old spinning hard drive and it booted right up, so the computer itself is in perfect working order. We then tried the Ultra in another known good computer plus in an external case, but both times it was not recognised and we can't recover any data. Obtained an RMA from Sandisk support and they are replacing it for us. We really appreciate their courteous and prompt assistance in resolving this problem. However, i must mention that, although they were quick to issue the RMA plus a free shipping label, our total waiting time will be 2 weeks or more by the time the replacement drive arrives. In this regard we are somewhat disappointed. We are posting this so that other Sandisk owners may know what to expect if their drive fails.

SanDisk User
Posts: 82
Registered: ‎01-03-2014

Re: Ultra SSD Died Suddenly After 2 Years

It depends upon the usage I think. SSDs, like USB sticks have probably a limit of 10000 switches. Correct me if I'm wrong but this is how I understand it. 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 15,985
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: Ultra SSD Died Suddenly After 2 Years

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mikkirourke wrote:

It depends upon the usage I think. SSDs, like USB sticks have probably a limit of 10000 switches. Correct me if I'm wrong but this is how I understand it. 


 

You're wrong. SSD's have a much greater write cycle than 10000.

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-08-2015

Re: Ultra SSD Died Suddenly After 2 Years

How many then?