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Oh, and if you are turning off your computer by holding the power button, then you should have your face smashed between 2 bricks. That is a REALLY bad no no. Apple > shutdown with any machine that has an SSD.

How does it differ from a hard shutdown with an HDD?
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Why would someone pull their HD to show people what the error is we know what the error is

Maybe I'm wrong I dunno..
It sure looks like he's running Ubuntu off a flash drive on the Air.
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Oh, and if you are turning off your computer by holding the power button, then you should have your face smashed between 2 bricks. That is a REALLY bad no no. Apple > shutdown with any machine that has an SSD.

How does it differ from a hard shutdown with an HDD?

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1279443

It can cause shorn writes, serializability errors, and even corrupted data.

http://www.zdnet.com/how-ssd-power-faults-scramble-your-data-7000011979/
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Bit corruption hit three devices; three had shorn writes; eight had serializability errors; one device lost one third of its data; and one SSD bricked. The low-end hard drive had some unserializable writes, while the high-end drive had no power fault failures.

The two SSDs that had no failures? Both were MLC 2012 model years with a mid-range — $1.17/GB — price.

Also, when you get a 32kb drive, the issue is that something happened to firmware or some other issue. I have seen some WD3200AAJB drives fail with 0KB showing up. When you run the drives backwards using a disk compass, the drive pukes out the data. Generally, the firmware shreds itself in this case and in most cases when you see a drive like this. However, the damage has already been done to the drive and even advanced data recovery tools like a drive compass will not work on an SSD showing up as the OPs.
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post #14 of 14
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http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1279443

It can cause shorn writes, serializability errors, and even corrupted data.

http://www.zdnet.com/how-ssd-power-faults-scramble-your-data-7000011979/
Also, when you get a 32kb drive, the issue is that something happened to firmware or some other issue. I have seen some WD3200AAJB drives fail with 0KB showing up. When you run the drives backwards using a disk compass, the drive pukes out the data. Generally, the firmware shreds itself in this case and in most cases when you see a drive like this. However, the damage has already been done to the drive and even advanced data recovery tools like a drive compass will not work on an SSD showing up as the OPs.

Wow, that's good to know. My battery died without warning once (well it did give me a warning, but I appeared to have 7% left), so I hope my stuff didn't get corrupted.

The OP should be fine, though, (even if his drive was ok) since if he's stuck at that screen, then no programming/writes should be taking place, right?
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