sanity check: is 9211-8i, on 8.3,
with IT firmware still "the one"
killing at multiplay.co.uk
Fri Jan 20 10:01:12 UTC 2012
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Chadwick" <freebsd at jdc.parodius.com>
> My below comment is unrelated to mps driver bugs and so on, but:
> Owners of Crucial m4 SSDs need to be aware of this catastrophic problem
> with the drives: Crucial m4 SSDs begin to fail (data loss) starting at
> the 5200 power-on-hours count. Apparently the problem is triggered by
> some sort of SMART-related ordeal as well (I have no details). This is
> a firmware bug and has been confirmed by Crucial.
> A firmware fix just came out a few days ago for the problem. Here's the
> URL where I was made aware of this problem (note the trailing hyphen
> And media confirmations:
> I've now added Crucial to my SSD brands to avoid (currently OCZ and
> Crucial). Welcome to year 20xx, where nobody actually does quality
> assurance properly.
OCZ is on our list as the drives get into a state of VERY low throughput
which even a secure erase can't fix. Corsair disk using the same chipset
don't have this issues, so that's what we're using now :)
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