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Registered: ‎06-06-2019

Failure Rate

Hi

 

I’m wondering whether there is known issues with these SSD's they seem to keep dying randomly I’ve RMA’d them a few times, but they don’t seem to last long before it happens again.

 

One replacement lasted less than a month before needed to be RMA'd again.

 

I’ve just had another one die and no longer be detected by the bios making this the 5th in less than a year which seems ridiculous they don’t get heavy use as I don’t use my computer much and I have all my libraries and games on an HDD to avoid writes to the SSD.

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Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-25-2016

Re: Failure Rate

Wow, that doesn't sound very random.   If I had 5 drives fail within a year I think I'd give up computers forever.

 

I am coming up on three yrs/12,000 hours on my one and only SSDPlus/120gb thanks for reminding me to do another S.M.A.R.T. test.  It has been pretty much perfect the whole time though.  I run tests about twice a year.

 

Do you have any more info to add about why the drives fail?

 

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family: SandForce Driven SSDs
Device Model: SanDisk SDSSDA120G
Serial Number: 162493450708
LU WWN Device Id: 5 001b44 4a4c63488
Firmware Version: Z32070RL
User Capacity: 120,034,123,776 bytes [120 GB]
Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical
Rotation Rate: Solid State Device
Form Factor: 2.5 inches
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: ACS-2 T13/2015-D revision 3
SATA Version is: SATA 3.2, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s)
Local Time is: Thu Jun 13 17:01:10 2019 EDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
<snip>
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1
Num Test_Description Status Remaining LifeTime(hours) LBA_of_first_e
# 1 Short offline Completed without error 00% 12098 -
# 2 Extended offline Completed without error 00% 10312 -
# 3 Short offline Completed without error 00% 9331 -
# 4 Extended offline Completed without error 00% 8708 -
# 5 Short offline Completed without error 00% 5622 -
# 6 Extended offline Completed without error 00% 4738 -
# 7 Short offline Completed without error 00% 1343 -
# 8 Short offline Completed without error 00% 1333 -
# 9 Extended offline Completed without error 00% 554 -
#10 Short offline Completed without error 00% 356 -
#11 Short offline Interrupted (host reset) 90% 3 -