Drive Stopped Responding To Commands (SRPR 6.1 RC5)

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cpuguru

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Ran SRPR 6.1 RC5 on a used (by me) Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB on level 2 before I installed it in an iMac since it's such a pain to remove the screen to get to the innards.

Got an error that "This drive has stopped responding to commands" red screen indicating it had issues 20.5% into the run.

I tried to run it again on level 1 but SR couldn't find the drive again.

I had to power the PC off and back on again before it saw the drive.

Running SR on level 1 from the beginning and it passed that location without error and is almost done.

I'll run it again on level 2 to see if it craps out again.

Cheers!

Doug
 
Thanks for your report. My guess is that SpinRite helped the drive to find a read problem which it then dealt with. But that SpinRite and/or the drive did not gracefully recover from that trouble. We've seen this with spinners in the past, and it recently surfaced again for one of SpinRite's testers in GRC's development newsgroup. So I currently have it on my (very short) list of things to pursue before we finally put SpinRite v6.1 to bed. I'd be pretty certain that the same Level 2 pass tht glitched that first time will now cruise right through since that follow-up Level 1 had no trouble. (y)
 
Thanks for your report. My guess is that SpinRite helped the drive to find a read problem which it then dealt with. But that SpinRite and/or the drive did not gracefully recover from that trouble. We've seen this with spinners in the past, and it recently surfaced again for one of SpinRite's testers in GRC's development newsgroup. So I currently have it on my (very short) list of things to pursue before we finally put SpinRite v6.1 to bed. I'd be pretty certain that the same Level 2 pass tht glitched that first time will now cruise right through since that follow-up Level 1 had no trouble. (y)
You are correct sir - level 1 completed without issue. Ran a Level 3 and it also completed without issue.

I know it's frowned upon to write to SSDs if you don't have to but the fact that the SSD survived the level 3 process gives me more confidence that it'll be a good replacement for the bad spinner in the iMac. If it dies it dies, not a super critical system for me.

Cheers!
 
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