Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb
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?
It can cause shorn writes, serializability errors, and even corrupted data.
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.Edited by Lord Xeb - 10/30/13 at 5:13pm