02-22-2020 02:19 PM - edited 02-22-2020 02:22 PM
hello from 2020!
just decided to drop in here to tell a few lines about SD product reliability that yet another SD ultra2 960G DIED yesterday, i used it since 2016 though and it is now out of warranty.
yesterday, i powered up the pc to resume some work.. and NADA! the windows10 logo loading dots went into an endless spin.. so i decided to reset, nothing ! still the same hang.. before i identified that the cause of all this was this SD ssd, it brought down to a complete standstill my entire system. there was absolutely no way to start win10 in anyway, not even in the repair/recover/safe mode, the windows logo remained always in an endless spinning dot. the only clue win10 gave me was a stop code error: PNP DRIVER WATCHDOG and it all continued into an endless restart loop with nothing.
I had to investigate by elimination procedure, by removing first all the possible hardware, pci cards, usb devices. etc still nothing, no go.. i finally decided to boot up ubuntu from an usb stick, everything started and showed up.. but, as i have more than 6 ssd connectected on the motherboard, i didn't notice immediatly the faulty ssd drive among them wasn't showing up. as last step, i decided to remove all ssd drives and leave only the samsung evo i had my windows installation.. and BANG! everything started up just like normal..
i then connected all my ssd's one by one, to finally find out the culprit was this SD ultra2 960G *POS* .. it wasn't showing in the bios list at all.. i changed the cable/connector and mb sata port.. same **bleep**! DOH!
i have another SD ultra2 960 exactly like this one that is still alive and that i rushed to copy/wipe everything out of it to another drive
this is my last SD product EVER, good bye.