I bought an OEM Sandisk X110 64G model.
It has a P/N SD6SB1M-064G-1022i.
I bought it from a local retailer in a bulk package as noted next to the part number above.
I was planning on upgrading to Windows 7 and using the SSD as the primary drive.
I installed it in the desktop computer with a 2.5" to 3.5" frame supplied by and purchased from the dealer.
It has a combined sata power/data connector to normal sata cable and molex connectors.
Case is by Antec I don’t know the model but it has a filter on the front which can be removed and room for
three 120mm fans which I’ve made use of.
I have a 650W power supply made by Seasonic SS-650KM which was purchased new in September 2013
I plugged the new drive to the only remaining sata port on the board and to the molex power connector
for the 2.5"to3.5" converter.
I powered on and I immediatly smelled an odor like a match that was struck and burning. No smoke only the odor.
I quickly flipped the PS power switch off. I unplugged everything looking for the smell and it was/is coming from the
brand new SSD drive. It smells like burned electronics. Nothing else was damaged nor did anything get warm
including the SSD. There are no shorts nor anything to account for it burning up.
So what happened? Everything else works without a single error except I mixed up the order of the sata cables when plugging stuff back in and had to sort through them to make windows happy that it had the right boot drive on the port
it had before. Otherwise, I’m using the computer to type this post now and nothing else it wrong.
What made this SSD die at it’s first power on? Is it just a fluke? Did I get a lemon?
How do I explain to the store where I got it if they decide it’s my fault?
Just tell them it doesn’t work and let them figure it out?
It’s OEM so I can’t send it to sandisk right?
The mainboard is a Gigabyte G41M-ES2L
Core2Quad 6600 CPU
Corsair H80 liquid cooler
4 GB of Kingston RAM also new since September 2013
Nvidia GT630 video new Sept. 2013
2TB & 500GB Western Digital. Both are ‘green’ models. DVD-RW DL drive
Normal mouse and keyboard through PS/2 ports
OS is Windows XP Pro SP3 for now - Soon to be Windows 7 Home Premium if I can get this SSD running right.
No overclocking at all. All stock speeds. The water cooler was on sale for $50 and I wanted better cooling on the
quad core since the computer was heating my room up like a mini-furnace and costing me on my cooling bills
last summer. WIth the three fans and the water cooler the computer is now ice cold. Well barely more than room