256GB PERMANENT FROZEN STATE
Hi all, is there anyone that got or had problems with frozen state of this drive? I am getting crazy and even Samsung is at the moment helpless.
I must say that I am good on installations and dealing with everything do do with a pc and tried everything possible to get my 3 drives out of 5 out of the frozen state. My 5 ssd's are the 256gb version
Purchased 5 recently and fitted 2 on one PC with amd sata3 connections and because I did a reinstall, I decided to secure erase them with the magician tool. Everything went smootly and I am happy with it. Now, I exactly did the same think with my main rig with the Asrock fatal1ty professional Z68 Mboard. Tried to secure erase and it gives a frozen state not on one but on all the others, 3 in total.
I thought it was the motherboard giving the problem and tried on the AMD MBoard which successfully erased the first 2ssd's(the previous one). NO success at all does not matter what I do and on all the other ssd's. Tried other motherboards, tried all connections, tried all the tricks suggested on the web but no success. Also tried the USB bootable way with the magician software. NO SUCCESS. Plug , unplug, etc....., NO SUCCESS
I do not know if it does make sense, but for some reasons, is my Z68 motherboard atcually caused a permanent frozen state on the 3 ssd's that incidentally where used on this MB from begginning? OR it is the MAGICIAN TOOL in coincidence with this Mboard that is made my ssd's frozen??
Anyway, I had a go with the PARTED MAGIC tool v.10-10-2012 and the same think happened when connected to the MSAHCI sata connection. Then tried my other SATA3 ASMEDIA connection and the SECURE ERASE went through beautifully. Well, if I try the same with the magician tool, it still shows the permanent FROZEN state and does not matter what connection I use. Anyway I must say that the 3 SSD's are working well and they behave perfectly, I think. It still worries me what it is going to happen in the future when I will need to secure erase with his own propietary software and therefore the MAGICIAN tool from SAMSUNG.
Got no idea if I can actually make damage or shorten the life drastically by using other third part tools as components inside the ssd's can vary and I do not really trust secure erasing my ssd's with a third part software.
Samsung is dealing with this matter but I got the impression that the best they can do will be to replace the SSD's for new one. This will not in reality make me happy because as soon I will reuse them again in the same MBoard, I am sure the same will happen again.
To finish, I am sure there is nothing wrong with the ssd's and also virtually nothing to do with this particular Mboard (I hope).
Surely something wrong with the Magician Tool which somehow is detected or made something going wrong and refuses to DEFREEZE the ssd's. Also puzzled by the PARTED MAGIC wich is also detected a frozen state if I use it with SATA MSAHCI connection but does actually erase it if I use the ASMEDIA SATA connection of the same Mboard.
I am sorry, english is not my main language and I hope I can be understood hoping that someone can help, please .
Thank You, Alex
Edited by neroneuk - 10/20/12 at 9:00am